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Title: Faculty-librarians collaboration in an e-learning experience : resources management and training in Open University of Catalonia (UOC)
Author: Santos-Hermosa, Gema
Others: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Biblioteca
Keywords: educational resources
digital library
resources management
Issue Date: 23-May-2012
Publisher: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Series/Report no.: 2012 Teaching &Learning Symposium, 23 Maig, 2012. UW-Madison, Wisconsin, US.
Abstract: The traditional model of learning based on knowledge transfer doesn't promote the acquisition of information-related competencies and development of autonomous learning. More needs to be done to embrace learner-centred approaches, based on constructivism, collaboration and co-operation. This new learning paradigm is aligned with the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) requirements. In this sense, a learning experience based in faculty' librarian collaboration was seen as the best option for promoting student engagement and also a way to increase information-related competences in Open University of Catalonia (UOC) academic context. This case study outlines the benefits of teacher-librarian collaboration in terms of pedagogy innovation, resources management and introduction of open educational resources (OER) in virtual classrooms, Information literacy (IL) training and use of 2.0 tools in teaching. Our faculty-librarian's collaboration aims to provide an example of technology-enhanced learning and demonstrate how working together improves the quality and relevance of educational resources in UOC's virtual classrooms. Under this new approach, while teachers change their role from instructors to facilitators of the learning process and extend their reach to students, libraries acquire an important presence in the academic learning communities.
Language: English
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