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Background and Links

Opportunities

Recommendations for eLearning Strategy


Background and Links

National and State libraries are currently being transformed as outlined in the Re-imagining Library Services: Strategic Plan (July 2008) and the UTas Library is following similar directions.

In summary these directions involve:
  • Further development of collaborative and supportive spaces (physical and online) that assist learning and teaching
  • Integrating learning and support services through a ‘one-stop-shop’
  • Providing the adult (and near adult) learner with choices and a greater degree of control over learning resources, products and processes
  • Facilitating greater community access
  • Empowering learners and teachers to find, share and create content
  • Encouraging the use of new and emerging technologies, innovation and creativity
  • Developing agility, flexibility and openness


Exploration of the ICT functionality required to enable the delivery of ‘learning commons’ services online has been mapped in the Functionality and Audience Graphic (Version 2.0)

Some key drivers in this ICT functionality mapping are:

  • The need for a central integrating ‘learning commons’ service and customisable user interface
  • The need for authenticated access via LDAP or OpenID to resources and services
  • The need for unauthenticated access to open education resources and services by the local and global community
  • The need to provide seamless discovery of internal and external open and closed educational resources and services
  • The need for learners and teachers to collaboratively create, edit and mix educational resources
  • The need for learners and teachers to be able to import/export their learning artefacts
  • The need to be able to export open education resources and information services
  • The need to cater for desktop and mobile access
  • The need to provide blended physical, online and virtual learning, professional and social spaces
  • The need for the ‘learning commons’ to be able to integrate with other state, national and international library and educational services.
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Re-imaging Libraries, National and State Libraries Australia

PROJECTS:
  1. Do it now!
  2. Open borders
  3. Virtual reference
  4. Delivery
  5. Community created content
  6. Changing capability and culture
  7. Collaborative collections
  8. Description and Cataloguing
  9. Scaling up digitisation
  10. Connecting and discovering content
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Some Tasmanian Library Links

University of Tasmania Library

Tasmanian State Library

Skills Institute: student links page (Link to Library Services)



Opportunities


Recommendations for eLearning Strategy