Reconsidering a digital learning commons in a distance teaching and learning environment

South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science

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Title Reconsidering a digital learning commons in a distance teaching and learning environment
 
Creator Van Wyk, Brenda
Kadzenga, Irvine
 
Subject Learning Commons; Digital resistance; Distance learning library services.
 
Description This case study reports on observations and outcomes after the first phase of a digital learning commons implementation project at a private higher education institution and offers solutions to improve this information service. The paper asks whether the learning commons framework by Faber (2012) used during the first phase of the project is sufficient for the implementation of a successful digital learning commons; what is required to equip and skill librarians and information specialists to interact meaningfully and to support teaching and learning sufficiently on technological, informational and academic levels; and whether the digital librarian and information specialists in the digital learning commons could benefit from further insights informed by pedagogic, andragogic and heutagogic frameworks to address issues such as digital resistance. The methodology used for this paper includes a literature review on recent research on digital learning commons, the exploration of teaching and learning frameworks, as well as reporting on the digital learning commons project. With a better understanding of teaching and learning frameworks, information services could be planned, aligned and integrated with active learning objectives. Key success factors for a learning commons supporting learners in an online environment were identified.
 
Publisher LIASA
 
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Date 2018-02-24
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://sajlis.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/1699
10.7553/83-2-1699
 
Source South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science; Vol 83, No 2 (2017)
2304-8263
0256-8861
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://sajlis.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/1699/1483
http://sajlis.journals.ac.za/pub/article/downloadSuppFile/1699/127
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2018 South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science
 

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