Creating the Virtual Learning Commons
Welcome to those who missed this webinar/workshop series. You can still participate through the various recorded sessions listed in the right hand column.
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Dates: 1st Session: January 14, 21, and Feb. 4, 2013
Repeat session: January 15, 22, and Feb 5, 2013
Presenter: David V. Loertscher, Professor, San Jose State University and Carol Koechlin, Consultant, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sponsored by: San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science
Time: 5pm, Pacific; 6pm Mountain, 7pm Central, 8pm Eastern
Length: 90 min. each workshop session
Objective: To create a collaborative virtual learning commons that replaces the school library website. The site will contain five major virtual rooms:
We will focus on using Google Sites as the construction tool, but other software can be used. Participants will construct either a sandbox prototype or a real VLC for their school. Opportunities to collaborate across participants will be the focus.
Session One, Jan. 14 (repeat Jan. 15): Introduction to the concept of the VLC; Idea session for each of the five virtual "rooms," and dowloading the template to get started.
Session Two: Jan. 21 (repeat Jan. 22): Solving construction woes; further idea development of content, and creating a collaborative culture
Session Three: Feb. 4 (repeat Feb. 5): A gallery walk of projects, and pushing the concept into operation
Take a Peek: You can look at the template that we will use at: https://sites.google.com/site/templatevlc
This Wordle is created with key ideas from your introductions.