Infinite Learning

Hey all – I so appreciate all the feedback about the learning modules. Thanks to @stevemacaris, the #hyperlib students next semester and onward will get to choose 2 of 3 choices for a set of modules now called “Infinite Learning.” Take a look:


Module 11 – Infinite Learning: 1

Module 12 – Infinite Learning: 2

In these modules, we will explore how learning is changing. We examine the ways new literacies are impacting how information is shared. We looks at how WE develop and learn as professionals. In A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change by Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown discuss the impact of technology on education and on society. They argue that the old adage “teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime” is limited because this assumes that there will always be unlimited fish and no changes to the concept and mechanisms of fishing. Change, however, is a constant and one of the things we struggle to adapt to in libraries while staying true to our mission.

As learning goes on the move, librarians not only must keep up with significant changes in education environments but aim to become connectors and collaborators within our users’learning spaces. Our libraries of all kinds also serve as creative classrooms, supporting learners by employing building blocks that include: innovation management; learning by play, exploration, and creation; emotional intelligence; meaningful activities; and networking with the real world. (Michael Stephens, The Heart of Librarianship, pp. 121-127). For this module and next, choose one of the three and explore.

Follow your interest! Follow an idea. Choose your own adventure below….


Feedback appreciated!

And I must give a big shout out to @stevemacaris for putting these pages together as part of the WordPress Immersive experience I offer each semester. UPDATE: And thanks to @bria for the links to some cool 23 Things projects I did not know about.

7 thoughts on “Infinite Learning

  1. Loren

    Excellent modules! Including 23 Framework Things in the Professional Learning Experiences sub-module is especially cool. I really like how it breaks down the ACRL Framework, which is a fairly dense document and could seem intimidating to people just starting out in exploring information literacy.

    23 Framework Things: https://23frameworkthings.wordpress.com/

    ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education: http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework

  2. Bria Sinnott

    it’s all good! I’m planning to work through the 23 framework things during break ahead of a spring internship I have that requires some deep understanding of the doc. I’d love to see some hyperlinked comrades join me! wink wink 😉

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