Der er kommet et par nye rapporter, som ser rigtig spændende ud. Den ene er fra PEW om bibliotekernes digitale services og den anden er om fremtiden for de videregående uddannelser.
Den første er fra PEW bibliotekssatsning: Library Services in the Digital Age – Patrons embrace new technologies – and would welcome more. But many still want printed books to hold their central place
Af Kathryn Zickuhr, Lee Rainie og Kristen Purcell
Læs hele rapporten: Library services in the digital age (pdf/80 s.)
Summary of findings
The internet has already had a major impact on how people find and access information, and now the rising popularity of e-books is helping transform Americans’ reading habits. In this changing landscape, public libraries are trying to adjust their services to these new realities while still serving the needs of patrons who rely on more traditional resources. In a new survey of Americans’ attitudes and expectations for public libraries, the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project finds that many library patrons are eager to see libraries’ digital services expand, yet also feel that print books remain important in the digital age.
Indholdsfortegnelse/de enkelte kapitler
- Part 1: The role of libraries in people’s lives and communities
- Part 2: What people do at libraries and library websites
- Part 3: Technology use at libraries
- Part 4: What people want from their libraries
- Part 5: The present and future of libraries
Læs hele rapporten: Connected Learning – an agenda for research and design – A research synthesis report of the Connected Learning Research Network (99 s./pdf)
Det er dog også muligt, at nøjes med et seks siders summary.
This report is a synthesis of ongoing research, design, and implementation of an approach to education called “connected learning.” It advocates for broadened access to learning that is socially embedded, interest-driven, and oriented toward educational, economic, or political opportunity. Connected learning is realized when a young person is able to pursue a personal interest or passion with the support of friends and caring adults, and is in turn able to link this learning and interest to academic achievement, career success or civic engagement. This model is based on evidence that the most resilient, adaptive, and effective learning involves individual interest as well as social support to overcome adversity and provide recognition.