I talk about what I think online learning would look like if the Spirit of Ranganathan waved his magic wand and made it work. I start with what I think we aim to do when we teach information professionals at university, and then look at what online learning could do to reach those goals. What would good online LIS education look like?
On my wishlist is:
- teachers using online video
- easy to use self-managed online content management systems for those who know how
- more remote involvement by people with international and professional expertise
- more self-marking exercises
- better peer-marking systems
- easier ways for students to share their discoveries with each other
- automatic assessment metrics (like Google analytics for course material usage).
During the movie, I mention some specific resources.
- Chris Anderson talking about the revolution in communications brought on by video: http://www.ted.com/talks/chris_anderson_how_web_video_powers_global_innovation.html
- Kate Davis using Wordpress in LIS education: http://virtuallyalibrarian.com/2011/06/09/the-social-classroom-presentation-on-teaching-in-social-media-spaces/
- Michael Stephens and Kenley Neufeld using Wordpress in LIS education: http://www.alatechsource.org/blog/2011/05/buddypress-libraries-and-higher-education-an-interview-with-kenley-neufeld-and-michael-
- Australian Teaching and Learning Council "Re-conceptualising and re-positioning Australian library and information science education for the twenty-first century" project site: http://www.liseducation.org.au/