Inspire greater student collaboration

This is from the new issue of the Kansas Library Association College & University Libraries Section Proceedings. The article “Extending the Learning Process: Using the Theory of Connectivism to Inspire Student Collaboration” by Melissa N. Mallon may be of interest.

Abstract – For years, library instruction has taken place in 50-minute class periods in the library. Librarians have traditionally demonstrated various research tools, occasionally provided students with the opportunity for hands-on practice, and then sent them back to their regular classrooms. Due to these time constraints, this method does not always allow for one-on-one instruction or interaction among students in the class. By following the underlying principles advocated in contemporary learning theories, such as connectivism, librarians can work with teaching faculty to provide students with a collaborative learning experience that extends well beyond the library classroom.

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