Learning Communities and Libraries

The library and academic research, in particular, have been changed profoundly by the explosion of publishing, the break-neck pace of changes in information deliverytechnology, and the glorious and dauntingly chaotic flowering of information onthe Internet. As libraries, information specialists, media specialists, librarians,and faculty members struggle to keep up with these rapidly proliferating changes,they must moreContinue reading “Learning Communities and Libraries”

Libraries in blended learning

Libraries serve at least three roles in learning; firstly they serve a practical role in sharing expensive resources. Physical resources, such as books and periodicals, films and videos,software,electronic databases, specialized tools such as projectors, graphics equipment, cameras are shared by a commuity of users. Human resources, librarians( also known as information specialist) support instructional programsContinue reading “Libraries in blended learning”

Digital Libraries and Digital Literacy

Libraries play a vital part in helping people become digital citizens because they are accessible and trusted institutions in the community. They provide free access to learning. Lifelong learning and knowledge creation have long formed the core of library services (Lomax, 2020). Present libraries are working under invariably changing e-environments. Rapid advances in modernized technologiesContinue reading “Digital Libraries and Digital Literacy”

Reflect on how you can provide support, facilitation and scaffolding for students in online and blended learning environments.

During the past two weeks of topic 4 (Design for online and blended learning) it is evident that Online learning is something that each and every institution will have to adapt soon or later. For Teachers/Lecturers this can be a demanding task to implement in their teaching and learning pedagogy. I think my PBL Group … Continue reading Reflect on how you can provide support, facilitation and scaffolding for students in online and blended learning environments.

Topic 3: When real life collaborative learning took place.

In the past 2 weeks of trying to unpack the topic of Online Collaborative learning in our communities, it became evident that there is a distinct difference between cooperative and collaborative learning. According to Laal et al (2012) some of the difference between cooperative and collaborative learning is that the teacher involvement and guiding is … Continue reading Topic 3: When real life collaborative learning took place.

Introduction

My name is Lindiwe Mabuya, I am an Information Specialist at an Academic library.

What is an online learning? and what does this mean for libraries?

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Visitor vs Resident typology or Digital native vs digital immigrants typology

Background Visitor vs Resident typology seems to be mapping individuals’ online engagement. These narratives seem to class certain people together based on the attitude that they have towards technology and how they utilize it. Some people only use the Internet to complete certain tasks while others are forever online. What qualifies one to be ‘Visitor’ … Continue reading Visitor vs Resident typology or Digital native vs digital immigrants typology