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Inspiring Learning Web 2.0/Library 2.0 project

Posted by andrewey on July 22, 2008

The CyMAL Web 2.0 project I am currently engaged in uses the Museums Libraries & Archives (MLA) Inspiring Learning For All Framework (ILFA). This framework enables library and museums services to evaluate their service (or aspects of it) against a series of criteria. There is an institutional set of criteria but the criteria that I will be using are the Generic Learning Outcomes (GLO) and Generic Social Outcomes (GSO) parts of the framework.

The ILFA framework is common to England and Wales (although in Wales it is simply known as Inspiring Learning). The GLO framework offers a way of recording the generic (or soft) learning outcomes that users get through their interaction with a library/museum service. The GSO framework extends this to social outcomes – particularly user/community engagement.

Project aims

Appoint a Web 2.0 Librarian on secondment (part-time 0.5 post) to develop and promote the use of Web 2.0 technologies in the library and to support academic staff and learners in the use of these technologies

To examine the issues affecting FE library services in the adoption of Web 2.0 technologies and the transition to Library 2.0

To train all Coleg Llandrillo library staff in the use of Web 2.0 technologies. The online Library Web Quest we are piloting can be rolled out to library staff across Wales (in any sector)

To undertake a study of the current use of Web 2.0 technologies by teaching staff and to identify roles for library staff in supporting this usage

To run training sessions for college staff and learners in the use of Web 2.0 technologies

To experiment with Web 2.0 technologies to identify their potential use by (FE) libraries or their use in teaching and learning

To undertake focus groups with selected groups of teaching staff and learners to evaluate the success of these initiatives (which will be mapped to the ILFA GLO and GSO framework)

To disseminate our findings to the FE library sector – using this blog, by holding dissemination events and feedback via the fforwm LRM network and other professional networks (eg CoFHE)


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