November 20, 2008

LibGuides and Evolving Learning Spaces

I gave a presentation last week called "TEAR DOWN THE WALLS: LibGuides and Evolving Learning Spaces" at the Northeast Connect Conference.

It was about using LibGuides in an academic setting and utilizing the Web 2.0 options.

I talked about how PCCC first started using LibGuides and the features and then gave a closer look at those features.

Learning spaces continue to evolve as web tools further erase the physical walls of classrooms, libraries and other educational settings.

Though LibGuides, a web 2.0 content management and information sharing system, was designed specifically for libraries, at Passaic County Community College (and other schools) it is being used as a collaborative tool for courses.

This hosted service offers opportunities to create and share reusable content, tagging, widgets, embedded video, RSS, and easy integration with other tools like Delicious and Facebook.

During this summer's Writing Initiative Summer Institute, we gave a hands-on session on creating a LibGuide for our faculty involved in redesigning their courses as "Writing Intensive."

You can view my PowerPoint presentation below and more information about our LibGuide use on our "meta" LibGuide.