Given the unprecedented quantity of information learners are exposed to, the librarian’s role is more important than ever. Librarians help all students gain access to, evaluate, ethically use, create, share, and synthesize information.
A great post from the Libraries and Learning blog on utilising "enablers and amplifiers" in technology (professional learning networks) to engage in reflective practice and shared conversations. Includes useful links. DW
"So here it is. This my own attempt to outline my digital media learning experience, or at least part of it.
I’ll split this into 3 sections which I’ll call Information in - This is how and where I find informationInformation processing - This is how I process, engage with and capture informationInformation out - This is how I share what I’ve learned or discovered"
Nik Peachey describes the tools he uses, and how he uses them.
This is a really useful tool to help develop your digital study skills. You can take notes and highlight specific parts of a web based text as you browse. You can sort your notes and links into collections and share these socially. Great tool.
"If you’ve been looking for a web 2.0 tool that helps you record audio, edit images, create schedules, or even power your entire school website … you’re in luck. Jane Hart of C4LPT has generously offered up the 50 web 2.0 tools that did NOT make the cut for her ‘best of 2011′ list."