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Service learning in the library and information science curriculum: The perspectives and experiences of one Multimedia/User Education class
Research Strategies (2003)
  • James K. Elmborg, University of Iowa
  • Heather Leighton
  • Holly Huffman
  • Jane Bradbury
  • Sarah Andrews
Abstract
This article provides a case study of a class project in Multimedia/User Education in the Library and Information Science program at the University of Iowa. The goals of the class were to develop multimedia skills, develop conceptual models for implementing multimedia in libraries, and develop a culture of collaborative teaching and learning within the group of students who were enrolled. The course used service learning pedagogy to achieve these ends. Students developed web sites for public libraries in Iowa that, in many cases, are used in those libraries. In this article, the instructor of the course describes the design of the class, and the students contribute their observations about the service learning experience.
Keywords
  • Service learning,
  • Collaboration,
  • LIS education,
  • public lbraries,
  • web development,
  • multimedia
Publication Date
Winter 2003
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Citation Information
James K. Elmborg, Heather Leighton, Holly Huffman, Jane Bradbury, et al.. "Service learning in the library and information science curriculum: The perspectives and experiences of one Multimedia/User Education class" Research Strategies Vol. 18 Iss. 4 (2003)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/james_elmborg/12/