A CONFERENCE ORGANISED BY UKOLN IN ASSOCIATION WITH
THE BRITISH LIBRARY, CNI, CAUSE AND JISC
9th and 10th February 1996 at the Ramada Hotel, Heathrow, UK
At the request of the speaker, this presentation has not been reported here in full. Interested readers are referred to the URLs shown at the end of the paper.
This presentation described the innovative instructional projects that combine networked information technology and resources, interdisciplinary teams for design and delivery of instruction and interests in student collaborative learning. The descriptions were based on data from the ten project teams who participated in the Coalition for Networked Information’s second invitational Conference on New Learning Communities, held at Indianapolis in November 1995.
The first New Learning Communities conference was held in July 1994 in Phoenix and was furthered in a subsequent conference in November 17-19 1995 at Indianapolis. Both were organised under the auspices of the Coalition for Networked Information, CNI. The programme seeks to promote cross-fertilisation of the different types of professionals in higher education who use networks to enrich their curricula and broaden students’ learning experiences.
To achieve this aim, the programme brings together institutional, or inter-institutional, teams of varying compositions and roles, comprising faculty, librarians, information technologists, instructional technologists and students. The exchange of ideas and exposure to different viewpoints will lead to a greater understanding of the total perspective in terms of campus utilisation of networks and the development of a set of "best practices" for the benefit of the wider educational community.
From the propositions put forward in response to a call for projects issued by CNI early in 1995, ten teams were selected to participate in the Indianapolis conference. The projects are:
Further information can be obtained from the following URLs:
British Library R&D Report 6250
© The British Library Board 1996
© Joint Information Systems Committee of the Higher Education Funding Bodies 1996
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