TOWARDS LIBRARY SUPPORTED COLLABORATIVE LEARNING

Toshiro Minami

Abstract

Due to the development of information and communication technology our information environment has greatly changed. People’s requests to libraries have been changing along with it. As a result the library materials are changing from printed ones to network media. Considering such a circumstance we anticipate that learning assistance should be one of the major library services in the future. In this paper, we propose a model of collaborative learning in which the library users, or patrons, are implicitly helping each other as they learn. The basic idea of this approach to collaboration comes from the mechanism of collaborative filtering. Not only the learners but also the librarians are supposed to help the learners with advising their learning materials and managing their learning processes; which is considered to be a style of extended reference service by libraries. We anticipate that by mixing up the traditional reference services and the ones that support patrons’ learning processes the future libraries would be able to keep existing as reliable organizations and librarians would be considered to be their reliable supporters.

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in Harvard Style

Minami T. (2009). TOWARDS LIBRARY SUPPORTED COLLABORATIVE LEARNING . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8111-82-1, pages 431-434. DOI: 10.5220/0001974704310434


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu09,
author={Toshiro Minami},
title={TOWARDS LIBRARY SUPPORTED COLLABORATIVE LEARNING},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2009},
pages={431-434},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001974704310434},
isbn={978-989-8111-82-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - TOWARDS LIBRARY SUPPORTED COLLABORATIVE LEARNING
SN - 978-989-8111-82-1
AU - Minami T.
PY - 2009
SP - 431
EP - 434
DO - 10.5220/0001974704310434