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Taking 2.0 to the Faculty, Computers in Libraries 2008

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Published on April 10, 2008

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From my presentation at Computers in Libraries 2008 about ways to present and discuss 2.0 with your faculty.
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Sarah Faye Cohen, Champlain College Burlington, Vermont [email_address] http://thesheckspot.blogspot.com Taking 2.0 to the Faculty Computers in Libraries, 2008

The irony of going last.

What can 2.0 do in our libraries, classrooms, and colleges? Opportunities: Creation Collaboration Comment Commitment Challenges: Distraction Disruption Disturbing Dumb

Opportunities:

Creation

Collaboration

Comment

Commitment

Challenges:

Distraction

Disruption

Disturbing

Dumb

Who is using technology? Libraries: we embrace and adapt Blogs Wikis IM Facebook Second Life Podcasts Twitter YouTube Del.icio.us The list goes on…and on….and on…

Libraries: we embrace and adapt

Blogs

Wikis

IM

Facebook

Second Life

Podcasts

Twitter

YouTube

Del.icio.us

The list goes on…and on….and on…

Who is using technology? Students: experiment, play, procrastinate Games Facebook & Myspace Itunes/iMovie Photosharing Texting IM YouTube Again, the list goes on…and on….and on…

Students: experiment, play, procrastinate

Games

Facebook & Myspace

Itunes/iMovie

Photosharing

Texting

IM

YouTube

Again, the list goes on…and on….and on…

But what about FACULTY?

“ [Faculty] are used to sophisticated discussion about research with colleagues and graduate students, and in this environment, it is all too easy to make assumptions about the level of understanding possessed by undergraduates.” (Leckie, p. 203) What assumptions do WE make about Faculty and technology? Leckie, Gloria J. “Desperately Seeking Citations: Undercovering Faculty Assumptions about the Undergraduate Research Process.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 22.3 (May 1996): 201-208.

What assumptions do WE make about Faculty and technology?

How do faculty see 2.0, or even technology as a whole? “ Wary of technology” Don’t want to look stupid. Don’t want to waste valuable time. Don’t think they have anything to gain from it.

“ Wary of technology”

Don’t want to look stupid.

Don’t want to waste valuable time.

Don’t think they have anything to gain from it.

How do faculty see 2.0, or even technology as a whole? http://flickr.com/photos/enzod/2124659870/

Why do we need to engage faculty with technology?

Student expectations 61% of students agree or strongly agree that IT in courses improves learning. “ Instructor skill with IT greatly impacts student perception of the value of IT in their courses…students view their instructors as fully accountable for whether IT has a positive or negative impact on their learning and engagement in courses. Students say that, when used well by the instructor, IT can be an amazing learning tool. They also note that, when used poorly, IT detracts from the course and makes it difficult to focus on course content. Students suggest that instructors need stronger IT skills in general, as well as more training in how to effectively integrate technology and pedagogy.” "Observations--What does this mean? ” ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2007. Sept. 2007. www.educause.edu/ecar Thanks to Tom Ipri for pointing it out!

61% of students agree or strongly agree that IT in courses improves learning.

“ Instructor skill with IT greatly impacts student perception of the value of IT in their courses…students view their instructors as fully accountable for whether IT has a positive or negative impact on their learning and engagement in courses. Students say that, when used well by the instructor, IT can be an amazing learning tool. They also note that, when used poorly, IT detracts from the course and makes it difficult to focus on course content. Students suggest that instructors need stronger IT skills in general, as well as more training in how to effectively integrate technology and pedagogy.”

A two pronged approach to improvement Inclusive & Personal Logistical It’s not “not” for you Getting over walls and gaps. It’s not just for your classroom. The technology itself: speaking other languages Where to start: what do they need?

Inclusive & Personal

Logistical

It’s not “not” for you

Getting over walls and gaps.

It’s not just for your classroom.

The technology itself: speaking other languages

Where to start: what do they need?

Ways to start: The “Facebook” mentality Celebrate their successes Collaborate , don’t pontificate Small steps

The “Facebook” mentality

Celebrate their successes

Collaborate , don’t pontificate

Small steps

Examples of using technology MEANINGFULLY for faculty Class blogs Digg Flickr You Tube

Class blogs

Digg

Flickr

You Tube

Let’s not forget that faculty play many roles: Gateways Partners Educators Learners Patrons

Gateways

Partners

Educators

Learners

Patrons

The change has to happen in more ways than one. “ Jenkins stressed the need for librarians to act as information facilitators rather than curators of collections …It’s important for students to recognize that we do have up-to-speed technology skills and that we are available as a sort of coach or mentor for communicating via social networks.” (Mallon) Mallon, Melissa. “My thoughts on ACRL’s Springboard Event.” Weblog post. ACRLog . 2 April, 2008. http://acrlog.org/ .

“ Jenkins stressed the need for librarians to act as information facilitators rather than curators of collections …It’s important for students to recognize that we do have up-to-speed technology skills and that we are available as a sort of coach or mentor for communicating via social networks.” (Mallon)

Ways to start: Share our successes and interests Do faculty know what today’s libraries are really about? Get out there! We are faculty, educators, teachers, and colleagues too. Present, publish, and share among them, not just ourselves.

Share our successes and interests

Do faculty know what today’s libraries are really about?

Get out there!

We are faculty, educators, teachers, and colleagues too.

Present, publish, and share among them, not just ourselves.

What can go wrong? Patience and fortitude: They are not just symbols or icons or even lions; they are perspectives. http://flickr.com/photos/lemonsunrise/1223005458/ http://flickr.com/photos/lemonsunrise/1222992518/

Patience and fortitude:

They are not just symbols or icons or even lions; they are perspectives.

Change is not just http://flickr.com/photos/marusula/2225408852/

It is http://flickr.com/photos/sanfranannie/211296347/

Check out more thoughts, tips, and ideas on engaging your faculty at my blog. http://thesheckspot.blogspot.com/ Thanks for staying until the very end!

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