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Friday, 17 June 2016

Library as Classroom - a conference participation report

It was indeed an unique and first of its kind experience for me to participate in the Online Conference on “LIBRARY AS CLASSROOM” held on 16th June 2016.  The event was Organized by The Learning Revolution Project, sponsored and supported by School of Information (San Jose State University) and Follet. The whole exercise of registering for the conference to attending of the  conference (12.30 am to 3.30 am) was educative and useful.  This format of Online Conference was hosted on the platform Blackboard Collaborate.  And now that the session and PPTs are accessible by any one at http://www.library20.com/page/classroom-recordings
I attended the sessions of M Elena Lopez, Jessamyn West, Briyan Kennedy, Patricia Sohmer, Sally Pweharangi and Sean Casserly.  As the Conference progressed questions by participants were answered by presenters and others.  Library As Classroom is going to bring in / invite whole new set of guidelines, thinking and practices.  It is going to impact on the way libraries look like and conduct their day today businesses.

The Learning Revolution

Details of the Conference :
·        Title : Library as Classroom
·        Date : 16th June 2016
·        Venue : United States
·        Time : 12.30 am to 3.30 am
·        Conference Platform : Blackboard Collaborate
·        Organizer : The Learning Revolution Project


It is time for Teachers and Librarians to attend such online Conferences to uptate their knowledge and skills on a regular basis, without ever reaching the conference venue (physical). What else could be more satisfying than attending an international conference by being at your home. Future seems to  be unimaginable and unpredictable  as to how contemporary Education would be conceived and delivered to the desired stake holders.

Text reproduced here with due acknowledgement to the wource : ie Shishuvan Blog : http://www.shishuvan.com/wp/?p=7505

Rajashekhar Devarai
Chief Librarian, Shishuvan

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