Lessons from LASSIE: free seminar

Lessons from Lassie: supporting library users at a distanceTuesday 6 July, 12.30pm-2.00pm

STB9 (Stewart House, basement)

The seminar, conducted­­­ by Centre for Distance Education Fellow Dr Jane Secker (CLT, London School of Economics) will draw on evidence from the CDE-funded project Libraries and Social Software in Education (LASSIE) to review how libraries can best support students using new technologies. The project carried out a series of case studies using a number of web 2.0 tools such as blogs, social bookmarking, podcasting and social networking. It concluded that web 2.0 technologies could provide valuable information literacy support to distance learners. Consequently an online course for students studying at LSE through the external system was made available in Moodle. The course, IRIS (Improving you Reading and Information Skills), could be rolled out more widely in the University of London. It will be demonstrated during the seminar and there will then follow a discussion of how to build of this work and share expertise in this area.

Lunch will be provided at this free seminar.  To book a place please email cde@london.ac.uk or call 020 7862 8404.

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