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LIB 5050 Information and Management Technology in Libraries and Educational Media Centers Class 2 of 8 Fall 2009.

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1 LIB 5050 Information and Management Technology in Libraries and Educational Media Centers Class 2 of 8 Fall 2009

2 Agenda For the Common Good More AETZone Tools and Spaces Discuss Interview Model Learning Sets Select Learning Sets Technology Stations Overview of AL: Exploration Homework

3 For the Common Good AETZone Blogs Discussions Etiquette in the Zone Spring/Summer Trips

4 More AETZone Tools and Spaces Spectacles Information Gardens - schedule tour Talking Communities Chit Chat Coffee House Glass Classroom Student Building Tabs Contacts Teleports Telegrams

5 Interviews Think - What was particularly interesting, enlightening, confusing, perplexing, surprising, exciting, etc. about your interview with the librarian? What did you learn about related to their use of (or lack thereof) technology? Pair - compare notes: highlight four items of interest to discuss Share - share two items of interest from pair

6 Learning Sets Support Group for Action Learning Projects “Seminar of Ignorance” Question, Don’t Advise! Use Socratic QuestioningSocratic Questioning Use Learning Set Tools - in Spectacles Set Agenda Statement Starters Learning Set Protocol

7 Learning Sets Inner Circle: 2-3 Volunteers Share one challenge Inner group: Question Outer Circle Listen to Learning Set dialogue Write questions that should be asked After each sharing: Contribute ideas regarding questioning

8 Break Select Learning Sets 3-4 students per set Exchange phone numbers and address Provide me with list of names of set members

9 Technology Stations Go to Spectacles - open Tech Stations website Move through each of 8 stations Atomic Learning Video Streaming Digital Storytelling Virtual Worlds Wikis Web 2.0 Catalog 2.0 Storymapping 10 minutes at each station - 5 minutes to share and discuss

10 Revisiting Action Learning

11 Action Learning McKeown, L. (2005) Action Learning Cycle [Online]. Available at

12 Action Learning McKeown, L. (2005) Action Learning Cycle [Online]. Available at

13 Exploration - Two Types Self-Reconnaissance Situational Reconnaissance

14 Reconnaissance Self “…an exploration of [the action learner’s] beliefs and behaviors within the investigation context.” (Dillon, 2007) Situational “…an exploration of the particular context.” (Dillon, 2007) Where are you? What do you hope to achieve? How are you going to get there? (McNiff, 2000)

15 Exploration Questions to Ask Self Why is this important to me? What do I know? What assumptions have I made? What don’t I know? What do I need to know? What do I hope to achieve? Situational Who else might be connected or impacted? What might they know? What have others said or written about this? What questions do I need to ask? What other data sources might I access?

16 References Dillon, P. (August, 2007). Reconnaissance as an unconsidered component of action research. Presented at the 2007 Australian Conference of the Action Learning, Action Research Association. Adelaide, Australia. McNiff, J. (2000). Action research in organisations. London: Routledge.

17 Reflection

18 Reflection Questions and Considerations Exploration and Reconnaissance: What problems do I face? What issues have I confronted? What topics intrigue me? What opportunities can I pursue? What do I already know about _____? What assumptions do I have? What questions do I have? What more do I need to know? Who are the stakeholders? What has been done before? What have others written about _____?

19 Reflection Tools Journal (private reflection) Learning Set (public reflection) Reflection Questions Statement Starters Learning Set Protocol Learning Set Agenda

20 Brainstorm Core Learnings What do you think you’ll need to know or be able to do? Electives What might some of you need to know or be able to do?

21 Homework - Blogs Post reflections to blog regarding Interview Assignment Reflect on possible project ideas Reflect on Action Learning Process

22 Homework - Boards Discussion Boards Discuss Problems, Challenges, and Opportunities related to Information/Management Technologies Discuss exploration of possible projects for AL Discuss readings in Courtney Text Start with those chapters most relevant to your potential project

23 Homework: Summary Action Learning Project: EXPLORE! Journal/Blog: Reflections Action Learning Process Action Learning Project Discussion Boards Discuss Action Learning Process Discussion of Text Identify needed Core Learnings and Electives - Arrange on own or me for assistance Learning Set Meetings - Online or F2F Once every 1-2 weeks Next Class: Sept 23rd


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