LOEX Conference Proceedings 2010

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Bridges Near and Far: Forming Innovative Collaborations

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Your foundations are set - clear syllabus, collaborative assignments, scheduled library instructions, and excellent faculty-librarian communication - but what about demonstrated learning, updated technologies, and an infusion of instruction energy? Sometimes a librarian needs to partner with faculty to initiate a demolition and reengineering of the collaborative bridge. Our dilemma: Should we patch up an existing assignment or tackle a course reengineering? Using new girders of current learning theory, measurable learning outcomes, concept maps, just-in-time instructions, research consultations, and information literacy assessments, we rebuilt the class. Dig into the foundation with us and explore using these supports to help your collaborative bridges stand firm.

As the "Builders", the presenters will describe the rebuilding process, demonstrate tools and techniques, provide sample classroom materials, solicit input, and lead discussion. As the "Designers", participants will consider this project for their own use, evaluate the tools for usability and scale, and interact with other designers in coordinated discussion.