Online Conference on “Library as Classroom”

– A Brief Report

 

It was indeed a 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.

library as classroom

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 update 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.

Rajashekhar Devarai

Chief Librarian, Shishuvan

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