Welcome to Module 11: Teaching and Learning

Greetings all! Now we turn our attention to librarians and information professionals encouraging and supporting learning for their communities. The exchange of information and knowledge within communities of learners is an area ripe for exploration.  How people learn, what motivates them, and how we can assess them are viable questions for information professionals.  This module explores how the 20th century “Reading, Writing and Arithmetic” mindset gives way to a new culture of learning where opportunities to learn anywhere and everywhere multiply. What examples might you find of libraries encouraging learning opportunities for your chosen community?

Action Items:

Class Chats

Also, I am on Zoom IM as much as possible during the day. You can message me if you have a question or need to check in about something. Michigan is in eastern time so I am usually winding down by around 7pm or so.

Major Assignment Due Dates: 

Upcoming Blog Report Due Dates: (See assignment page for full descriptors.)

  • Blog Post #5: Explore how libraries and information centers create learning and programming opportunities for your chosen community. DUE: 4/21 
  • Blog Post #6: Report on the issues your community may face on an international scale. DUE: 4/28
  • Blog Post #7: Report on your community’s use of emerging technologies. DUE: 5/05
  • Blog Post #8: Personal reflection on information communities. DUE: 5/13

Ongoing Throughout Semester: Commenting, Engagement and Participation

Grading Reminder:

Grading will be based on 100 possible points.

  • All assignments are due on Sundays (except the Research Paper, which is due on a Friday) and must be turned in by 11:59 p.m. PT
  • Late submissions will be reduced by 20% of the total points possible for that assignment.
  • If life circumstances require students to request an extension, please do so several days before the assignment is due or as soon as possible.
  • Communication and interaction throughout the semester via the course site is expected and required.

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