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Making Sense of the MOOC Hype

Making Sense of the MOOC Hype | Group To Follow (LSSL7370): TLNing | Scoop.it

While Massive Open Online Courses gain increasing attention and popularity in the higher education world, has anyone stopped to ask what exactly makes this courses more “massive”, “open” or “online” than other online programming geared toward adult education?

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Janie Pickett's Page - TLNing

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Janie Pickett's Page on TLNing...

 

I had joined this group in February 2010, but I had never done anything through it. For the LSSL 7370 Leadership in Technology and Information Literacy for School Librarians, this online community became my Group to Follow for the course purpose of networking and developing an online presence.

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Webinar: The Future of Student Inquiry/Research

Webinar: The Future of Student Inquiry/Research | Group To Follow (LSSL7370): TLNing | Scoop.it

An archived webinar from TLNing, this program was originally offered at EduCon 2.3, Philadelphia — January 28–30, 2011.

 

 

The Future of Student Inquiry/Research: Environmental Scanning and Scenario Building

presenting: Joyce Kasman Valenza, Gwyneth A. Jones, Shannon McClintock Miller

 

     I was not able to access the webinar -- it is available through LiveStream which I think is a for-pay venue.

 

But I'm posting this experience to demonstrate what I've learned: TLNing archives a lot more than just the webinars it produces; some webinars are available; others, not so much.

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Surfing the Group: finding new gems!

Surfing the Group: finding new gems! | Group To Follow (LSSL7370): TLNing | Scoop.it

Before drawing this reporting to a close for my course work, I'm taking a final stroll through TLNing to see what I can discover. Here are today's new things, and a few "old" things that I haven't shared on this great collaborative community.

 

LMS Ph.D. Students: I had not seen this group before. "for library media specialists throughout the world who are working towards a Ph.D. degree in any discipline." Only 8 members so far, and not a lot of activity, but still ...

 

Joyce Valenza created this community -- I had not realized.

 

I found other cohort members on the Ning and added them as friends.

 

Recommended the http://elementarylibraryroutines.wikispaces.com/ to my new elementary para-professional.

 

I enjoyed Joyce Valenza's video, "Quotations" at http://teacherlibrarian.ning.com/video/quotations.

 

Love the Forums! And I got some great ideas there about kinder / author-illustrator studies / using technology.

 

And to complete the circle, I found the Scoop.it links that other TLNingers are curating.

 

This is a richer resource than I had understood. Great assignment!

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Flip This Library: School Libraries Need a Revolution

Flip This Library: School Libraries Need a Revolution | Group To Follow (LSSL7370): TLNing | Scoop.it

What has to happen for school libraries to become relevant? If we want to connect with the latest generation of learners and teachers, we have to totally redesign the library from the vantage point of our users—our thinking has to do a 180-degree flip. In short, it’s time for school libraries to become a lot less like Microsoft and a lot more like Google. With this notion in mind, David Loertscher, collaborated with two colleagues, Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan, Canadian educational consultants, to develop an idea called the school library learning commons.


Via Karen Bonanno, Dr. Laura Sheneman
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Webinar: Wanna Play? Gaming @ Your Library - TLNing

Webinar: Wanna Play? Gaming @ Your Library - TLNing | Group To Follow (LSSL7370): TLNing | Scoop.it
NPC? PvP? WoW? Does this sound like a secret code?

 

The March 5, 2012 webinar presented both the validity of gaming in the library (literacy builder) and the accessibility of it (online games -- educational, learning, and approved by librarians!) in a way that make this activity seem both worthwhile and winsome for a school library. Changed my thinking.

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Webinar: Doug Johnson on libraries in the digital age

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Archived webinars make up one of the rich resources available through TLNing.

 

After learning so much through the live webinar on gaming, I went back and found Doug Johnson's October 4 webinar titled "Changed but Still Critical: Brick and Mortar School Libraries in the Digital Age."

 

For my understanding, this was far more than a discussion of the physical or even programmatic designs of libraries: It was a concise and succinct statement of the attitude our libraries and librarians should have towards the relationships and activities of 21st Century learning. So much good stuff! Here are a few take-aways:

 

Libraries are going to be the natural social learning spaces in our schools.

 

Production and presentation areas should be present. Think about who’s presenting? KIDS

 

Teaching spaces: Rename “library classrooms” to be “model classroom” open to everyone in the school

 

What about books?

eBooks are coming, not if but when; print books still around for a good while.

 

Great stuff.

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Webinar: National Board Certification for Media Specialists

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A webinar originating from TLNing, this archived webinar WAS available through a link (clue: look for the phrase "Link to the Archived Web."  =)

 

National Board Certification for Media Specialists: What You Need to Know
Guests: CathyJo Nelson and Wendy Stephens
Host: Brenda Anderson, ISTE SIGMS webinar
April 18th, 2011

 

I have not given much attention, as a classroom teacher or as a librarian, to the National Board Certification process. It seemed too demanding, for too low a level of process, and for too uncertain a payback. Sounds callous, probably.

 

But after listening to this process through the perspective of librarians, I do see more benefits. I still am not interested in pursuing the challenge, but I have a lot of respect for those who do.

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