Instruction in libraries is becoming a more and more important part of the purpose and function of a library. Here’s one perspective on how we can carry that out.
Three years ago, Dr. Michael Wesch was one of the key people whose work inspired the vision for Media 21 (post 1 and post 2), an initiative that has resulted in a deep collaborative partnership with English teacher Susan Lester and her 10th Honors World Literature/Composition students and consequently, collaborative partnerships in varying degrees with other faculty who have incorporated some of the strategies Susan and I have utilized.
I rarely point people to specific articles through my blog (I use Twitter and Scoop.it for that purpose/sharing), but I think this article, “A Tech-Happy Professor Reboots After Hearing His Teaching Advice Isn’t Working“, in the Chronicle of Higher Education is a must-read for all instructional librarians and teachers; even more powerful and insightful are Wesch’s additional reflection in the comments that I’m going to quote and repost below. Wesch’s comments resonate with me because of Wesch’s…
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