the future of libraries in the digital age
Your Name and Title: Rebecca Hedreen, Library Coordinator for Distance Learning
Library, School, or Organization Name: Hilton C. Buley Library, Southern Connecticut State University
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: New Haven, CT, USA
Language in Which You Will Present: English (U.S.)
Target Audience(s): Academic and Public librarians, educators
Short Session Description (one line): Implications of the Open Education movement (from open access to open universities) for libraries
Full Session Description (as long as you would like): Open Education runs the gamut from using open access materials in the classroom to learning that is taking place outside of educational institutions in self-selecting and self-designing learning communities. What does it mean for libraries, especially academic and public libraries, if learners are using openly accessible, and even remixable, materials? What if large numbers of independent scholars appear with university level needs? How do we choose what to catalog, and what if we're interested in a remixable resource, that could accumulate versions with every user?
Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:
Open Access Guide: http://libguides.southernct.edu/openaccess
Article on Open Education: Marc Parry, "Online Education Is Everywhere. What's the Next Big Thing?" Wired Campus, Chronicle of Higher Education, August 31, 2011. (Note: I am not associated with either the author or the programs he writes about.)
Your presentation sounds really interesting! If I cannot be at your live presentation, I will certainly be watching the recording of it.
A few slide advancement issues, but I think it went well. Thanks to all who attended and who watch the recording in the future.
I am very impressed on how quickly the recordings are going up. Here is the link: