Wednesday, September 06, 2006

"Learning, Engagement and Technology" pre-print available

“Learning, Engagement, and Technology” by Joan K. Lippincott, Coalition for Networked Information, Associate Executive Director in Student Engagement and Information Literacy appears in published form as a chapter in Student Engagement and Information Literacy, edited by Craig Gibson (Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2006.)

It is available online as a pre-print in MS Word format and is worth a look:

'This chapter focuses on new ways of thinking about promoting information literacy, engaging students, and building community in technology-enabled environments, both physical and virtual. Whether or not a campus has a formal “learning communities” program, libraries can play a role in enhancing community development in the context of teaching, learning, and information literacy. The chapter will discuss some innovative current practices, and explore two arenas with as yet unrealized potential for uniting technology use, social learning and student engagement: virtual spaces such as simulated environments and virtual worlds; and new types of physical, technology-enabled learning spaces.'

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