Learning 2.0/23 Things Adaptation & Implementation: In groups, students will adapt and create content for a Learning 2.0 program and implement the program for a library setting. Adaptation: 20 points, Implementation: 20 points
The genesis of Learning 2.0 began with an article by library futurist Stephen Abram. “Helene Blowers of PLCMC took the article “Things You (or I) Might Want To Do This Year” by SirsiDynix’s Stephen Abram and distilled it down to 23 things that she wanted her staff to understand through hands-on experience,” Hastings noted in a 2007 Library Journal article. Blowers recognized “that librarians need to know how to participate in the new media mix if libraries are to remain relevant.” In Wired magazine’s online companion, Hanly (2007) reported the plan was to include all staff in learning. “Blowers challenged her 550 staffers to become more web savvy. Using free web tools, she designed the program and gave staff members three months to do 23 things.” (Learning 2.0 Intro)
Utilizing concepts introduced in our course content – Learning 2.0 program research by Stephens from Australia, the USER Method of creating instruction, various learning theories included in our text, and specifically, the theory of transformative learning – student groups will adapt, design and implement a Learning 2.0 program for a real library assigned during the second week of class.
Deliverables include an “adaptation report” and an “implementation reflection” as well as the program designed itself. This project-based assignment is based on these expected student learning outcomes:
- Utilize models of engaged, technology-based learning within information positions of all kinds.
- Explain how new types of literacies impact the way we learn and consume information.
- Create a Web-based model of a user-focused, high value learning program.
- Engage learners within all information environments.
- Create and edit content for the Read/Write Web via various social technologies.
Follow the planning timeline here:
Part 2: Implementation Reflection
Due at the end of the course is a 3 to 4 page summary/reflection document on your participation in Learning 2.0, explorations of transformative learning and other course content, as well as the group project experience in this class.
This assignment will be emailed to Michael on the due date specified. Use the outline blelow to craft your work. Submit a PDF, Word doc, or Pages doc.
The document will follow this outline:
Personal Evaluation of your Module: (How did it go? What would you change? What lessons did you learn?)
Other Contributions: (List all the duties you performed. What other duties did you take on as the program progressed? How did you adapt to changes as the program progressed?)
Overall Reflection & Group/Self-Evaluation:
Challenges: (What challenges did you encounter doing this project? What were obstacles for the group? For you?)
Triumphs: (What were your personal “triumphs?’ What worked out well?)
Take Aways: (What will you take away from this experience? What concepts, ideas or processes excited you the most?)
Individual Reflection: (How did the entire process work for you? What were the challenges? What successes are you excited about? How does this assignment and the course inform your future practice?)
Group Evaluation: (How well did you work together? What were the challenges? What constructive suggestions might you make for the group as a whole?)
Appendix: Include ALL pertinent URLs, etc.
Please submit via email a PDF, Word doc or Pages document to Michael.
Your summary will be evaluated within the following areas on a scale ranging from Poor – Fair – Good – Very Good – Excellent:
- Evaluation of your contributions reflect a synthesis of course content
- Theories and course content are cited and analyzed within the context of your work and learning
- Overall reflection and self-evaluation include critical self-analysis and assessment of work
- Delivery mechanism is error free (text, etc)