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Author Allan, Barbara, 1954- author

Title Emerging strategies for supporting student learning / Barbara Allan
Published London : Facet Publishing, [2016]
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Contents Title page; Contents; Figures and tables; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; Introduction to the book; Introduction to this chapter; Changing the learning landscape; Student expectations and experiences; Flexible learning; Library spaces; Employability; Internationalization of higher education; Institutional responses to change; Changing ways of working for library and information professionals; The structure of the book; Summary; References; 2 Working with students; Introduction; Diverse student populations; Students in the digital age; Working with international students; Students with disabilitiesPart-time students; Diverse learning styles; Practical approaches for working with diverse groups of students; Summary; References; 3 Digital literacies; Introduction; Digital literacies in practice; Information literacy; Metaliteracy; Additional case studies; Digital badges; Summary; References; 4 Employability; Introduction; Academic libraries and employability; Graduate attributes; Working with students; Summary; References; 5 Approaches to learning and teaching; Introduction; Kolb's learning cycle; Laurillard's conversational framework for university teaching; Entwistle's teaching for understanding at universityLand and Meyer's threshold concepts; The Higher Education Academy's flexible pedagogies; Summary; References; 6 Learning and teaching activities; Introduction; Presenting basic ideas; Common learning and teaching activities; Assessment of learning; Reflection on learning; Learning and teaching without courses; Summary; References; 7 Making it happen; Introduction; Thinking about participants; Basic design principles; Levels of learning; Basic design structure; Design of individual learning activities; Finding and using learning resources; Reviewing the programme designMarketing and promotion; Summary; References; 8 Designing face-to-face, blended and online courses; Introduction; Designing face-to-face sessions; Designing flipped classroom sessions; Designing blended learning courses; Design of online courses; Summary; References; 9 Delivering learning experiences; Introduction; Preparing yourself; Face-to-face delivery; Online delivery; Co-facilitation; Summary; References; 10 Evaluation of learning and teaching activities and courses; Introduction; UK quality control and enhancement processes; Research on evaluation of learning and teaching in academic librariesEvaluation in practice; Combined methods of evaluation; Summary; References; 11 Lifelong professional development; Introduction; Networking through professional organizations and groups; Learning in the workplace; Short courses, conferences and workshops; Accredited courses; Independent learning; Developing online networks; Managing individual professional development; Developing a professional portfolio; Summary; References; Index
Summary Emerging Strategies for Supporting Student Learning provides a straightforward and accessible guide to the latest learning and teaching practices appropriate for use with higher education students. It is both an exciting and challenging time to be working in higher education as the sector experiences rapid changes including: an increasingly diverse student population with changing expectations; changes in technology including the rise in the use of social media; increased emphasis on employability and internationalisation; development of new social learning spaces; as well as an ever-decreasing resource base. As a result of these changes, new approaches to supporting student learning are developing rapidly. In the past five years, developments in both the theory and practice of learning and teaching have created a complex landscape which it is sometimes difficult to navigate. Emerging Strategies for Supporting Student Learning provides practical guidance and brings together theory and practice in an accessible style. The book covers a wide range of tools and techniques (relevant to face-to-face, blended learning and online practices) which will suit students in different contexts from large groups of 500+ to very small classes of research students. This practical book makes extensive use of case studies, examples, checklists and tables and contains: * An analysis of the current higher education landscape, the changes that are occurring and the diverse nature of students populations * An exploration of new theories of digital literacy including case studies demonstrating how library and information workers have applied these models in practice * A demonstration of the many different ways in which academic library and information services are working in support of student employability * A theoretical overview of different approaches to teaching and learning including Kolb's learning cycle, Laurillard's conversational framework for university teaching, Entwistle's teaching for understanding at university, Land and Meyer's threshold concepts, and the Higher Education Academy's work on flexible pedagogies * Practical guidance on designing, developing and evaluating courses and other learning and teaching events in different situations in including face-to-face, flipped classroom, blended learning, and online learning * An exploration of approaches to personal and professionals development including 90+ approaches to workplace learning; accredited courses; short courses, conferences and workshops; networking through professional organisations; and developing online networks. Emerging Strategies for Supporting Student Learning will be essential reading for different groups working in colleges and universities including library and information workers, staff developers, educational technologists, educational development project workers, educational change agents and students of library and information science who are planning their careers in higher education institutions. -- Publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Academic libraries -- Case studies.
College student development programs -- Case studies.
Computer literacy -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Education, Higher -- Aims and objectives.
Information literacy -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Libraries and education.
Library orientation for college students -- Case studies.
Library orientation for college students -- Web-based instruction -- Case studies.
Research -- Methodology -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1783301465 (electronic bk.)
9781783301461 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Emerging strategies for supporting student learning : a practical guide for librarians and educators
Practical guide for librarians and educators