Towards curriculum 2.0: library / information education for a web 2.0 world

D Bawden, L Robinson, T Anderson, Jessica A Bates, U Rutkauskiene, P Vilar

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This paper reports an international comparison of changes in library/information curricula, in response to the changing information environment in which graduates of such courses will work. It is based on a thematic analysis of five case-studies from Australia, Ireland, Lithuania, Slovenia and the United Kingdom. Specifically, it describes responses to an increasing proportion of e-content and the impact of the communication and social networking features of Web 2.0, and Library 2.0. It examines both changes in curriculum content, and in methods of teaching and learning. The latter involves pedagogy adapting and changing in the same way as the professional environment, with a greater emphasis on e-learning, and use of Web 2.0 tools. Students therefore learn about the issues by making use of these tools and systems in their studies. Specific issues arising from these case studies include: the best mode of introduction of Web 2.0 facilities, both as topics in the curriculum and as tools for teaching and learning; the set of topics to be covered; the relation between ‘conventional’ e-learning and Web 2.0, problems and difficulties arising. Examples of particular courses and course units are given.
LanguageEnglish
Pages14-25
JournalLibrary and Information Research
Volume31
Issue number99
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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Bawden, D., Robinson, L., Anderson, T., Bates, J. A., Rutkauskiene, U., & Vilar, P. (2007). Towards curriculum 2.0: library / information education for a web 2.0 world. Library and Information Research, 31(99), 14-25.
Bawden, D ; Robinson, L ; Anderson, T ; Bates, Jessica A ; Rutkauskiene, U ; Vilar, P. / Towards curriculum 2.0: library / information education for a web 2.0 world. In: Library and Information Research. 2007 ; Vol. 31, No. 99. pp. 14-25.
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Bawden, D, Robinson, L, Anderson, T, Bates, JA, Rutkauskiene, U & Vilar, P 2007, 'Towards curriculum 2.0: library / information education for a web 2.0 world', Library and Information Research, vol. 31, no. 99, pp. 14-25.

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In: Library and Information Research, Vol. 31, No. 99, 2007, p. 14-25.

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