Friday, October 6, 2017

2017 EDU: NEW: Online libraries as centers for adult instruction. Self-managed learning.

Online libraries as centers for adult instruction.  
Self-managed learning in virtual worlds
Self-managed instruction and the internet are a natural fit.  Add in the need for life-long learning and we have the timely trio.  A natural for online libraries.  But self managed often means solitary.  Or it used to mean that.  Web-worlds let you confer with people on your browser.

What can virtual libraries do for self-managed learning?

  • Provide evaluated content.  
  • Provide lesson plans designed for self-managed learning (SML).
  • Help learners choose the best instructional method for them.
  • Provide course plans designed for SML.
  • Provide links to environments that support their best learning method.
  • Provide links to instruction  in learning-how-to-learn.
  • Learning how to learn | Barbara Oakley | TEDxOaklandUniversity
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How would instructional design change in offering SML courses?

  • In self-managed courses, the objectives are unchanged.  
  • Instruction can offer a wider range of presentation methods.
  • Students can choose their preferred presentation method.
  • Libraries would offer links to places where the environment supports this learning.
  • Libraries would provide a thorough FAQ, highly accessible and searchable.
  • The FAQ should grow from student questions
  • To choose learning methods, students need help.
  • They need the names of the methods and instruction on choosing.

Suggested features of an online self-study course

  • How to Develop an Online Course For Self-Directed Learning
  • Show learning objectives and why they are important.
  • Show that taking control means taking responsibility.
  • Give prompt assessment and feedback
  • Provide instruction options to fit all learning styles.
  • Provide resources for collaboration


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The Hypergrid WIP Show

  • The Hypergrid WIP is a one hour "show & tell" of works in progress. 
  • Everyone is invited.  Building, scripting, entertainment-- whatever you are working on.
  • Selby may capture video of presentations in voice, for posting on YouTube.
  • The WIP show normally meets on 2 Sundays a month at 12 pm California time.
  • The show meets at the Pandora location on the second Sunday 
  • But will not meet in the summer.
  • And at Cookie II on the fourth Sunday.  
  • To keep up with the WIP meetings, join the Kitely group, Work in progress.
  • We can go to your place if there is time.

Next WIP meeting

    • Sunday Oct , 22, noon SLT (California) time
    • Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)
    • HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TP
    • II 
    • In Kitely, put Cookie II into the find bar of the world map. 
    • Suspended for Summer: Pandora Location: (second Sunday of the month)
    • Pandora allows presenters to run high threat OSSL functions.
    • Put the line above in your World Map next to Find.  Click FindTP
    • At Narasnook, use World Map to search for Pandora

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