The Web and the Liberal Arts

The Web and the Liberal Arts

We learn from differences

We create differences over time

Many Balancing Acts

Motivations to change

Pressure to change

Change is not new - rate of change is

CAUSE/SAC Executive Roundtable

Lectures will endure, not dominate

Characteristics of the web
that facilitate learning

Why Technology?

Why NOT Technology?

These are NOT binary choices!

Bottom Line?

Institutional and personal commitments

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Who is “Learner?”

Student motivations

Students and technology

“Readership Skills in a Culture of Simulation”

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Back to the three perspectives

Faculty Perspective

Information Services Perspective

Traditional relationships

New partnerships

Students need a
 “new information literacy”

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Examples and Discussion

From where do our teaching habits come?

Investment of effort to change teaching

Substitution versus Addition

Pedagogical goals come first

How can we afford to invest in new learning technologies?

One alternative approach

Investing precious time

Order of events - “why” before “how”






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Another approach: web-based class projects

Web-based class projects - pedagogical goals

Web-based class projects - examples

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Learning Goals

Challenges to success

Keys to success

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