Tuesday, July 19, 2016

*2016 EDU: Self-managed learning and the role of the online library.

Self-managed learning and the role of the online library
Updated 11/28/2016

A library is a school for self-managed learning. An online library can bring that school to your home computer.  What else you need to manage your own learning?-- Selby Evans

  • Once you have heard a lecture on swimming, you never forget what you learned about lectures

Skills needed by anyone undertaking self-managed learning

  • Can detect a need for information and skills.
  • Can assess current capabilities and identify gaps.
  • Can find or set appropriate learning objectives.
  • Can plan how to find the content, study it and practice the needed skills.
  • Can execute the plan.
  • Can evaluate the information and select credible sources.
  • Can design practice to develop the skills.  
  • Can evaluate the effectiveness of practice.
  • Can assess the need for additional information and skills.
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Adult learning

  • Adults learn better when they know how the training program would benefit them. 
  • They are motivated by external rewards such as increase in wages, promotions, etc. 
  • They are also motivated by intrinsic factors such as the need for self-esteem and power, increase in responsibilities, and so on. 
  • Adult learners like the learning to solve their problems. 
  • They value learning content which is relevant to their needs. 
  • They want to learn at the place, time, and pace of their choice.
  • Incorporating Adult Learning Techniques in Online Product Sales Training
  • Quick tips for studying

What can an online library do?

  • Provide complete sets of learning objectives for recognized job categories.
  • Provide links to instructional materials that fit those objectives.  
  • Provide links to qualified online mentors for learners who need help 
  • Provided links to sources that will test and certify readiness in job categories.
  • Provide links to employers who offer jobs in these categories. 
  • Host study groups for people who prefer to study in groups.
  • Digital Learning with Simon Nelson. Social, collaborative, self-managed learning

Possible resources

  • WGU Texas--An online university  to prepare Texans for 21st century careers
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News and Notes

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    • Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)
    • HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TP
    • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II 
    • in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.
    • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/68/369/22

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