Friday, November 12, 2010

Learning in a Changing World

Judy O'Connell alerted me to a newly published series commissioned by library associations in Australia. The Learning in a Changing World series "addresses how the process of learning is evolving – including the array of resources available in the digital age, changing curriculum, and the different teaching strategies needed in order to use new media and technologies. The Learning in a Changing World series presents the core areas for teacher librarians and school leaders to consider for 21st century learning: the digital world, virtual worlds, curriculum integration, resourcing, and the physical environment. All are essential elements to enable and empower our students to be lifelong learners and active participants in our society."
Judy worked on the first two books in the series with Dean Groom. These are called Connect, Communicate, Collaborate and Virtual Worlds. She notes on her blog that "Books like the two we worked on can never stay completely current – but then they are not ‘how to’ guides so much as ‘why you should’ and ‘why you can’ guides. There is enough thought provoking information for readers to leverage and help innovation and change in their own schools."
You can order them via
Photo by Sheila Webber: autumn berries, November 2010

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