eLearn: Teaching the Librarians of the Future Without Online Instruction #in

I found this article wildly interesting and in some ways slightly disturbing. Unfortunately, the longer I’m an educator I can see that this is a widespread systemic issue. The article talks about librarians, not being trained in the newest technology and about not having an online class or online component to their courses. This is symptomatic of education, we send our students out into the world, quite often, ill-equipped to deal with the technological environment they will encounter. The title of the article is a little misleading however. This is not a critique of the Librarian Science program at Pratt (where the author teaches), rather a detailing of how this particular instructor overcomes the lack of an online program to support his instructor led class. This instructor does make use of some of the capabilities available to him,  in the public domain, and also has the benefit of having smalls class sizes. All in all, the nature of Web 2.o and social media helps instructors overcome some of the shortcomings of technology in schools.  That’s the beauty of it, it’s there for us to use however we see fit. At any rate, here’s the link to the article. Please feel free to comment, I’m curious to see what other people think. Link

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