Student Learning in the Information Age, Part 2

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American Council on Education/Oryx Press, 1998 - Education - 173 pages
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"In Student Learning in the Information Age, Patricia Senn Breivik offers an in-depth examination of resource-based learning as an important new paradigm for higher education. This concept shifts the focus from teaching to learning by requiring students to select their own learning materials from a wide range of real-world information resources. A resource-based approach helps students assume more responsibility for their own learning, and it provides a practical means of addressing differences in students' educational needs." "Breivik highlights examples of colleges and universities that are already using this approach successfully and offers a framework to help educators work with campus information specialists to create resource-based learning programs. This new work will be of great value to academic leaders, campus information providers, and faculty members who are concerned with preparing students for lifelong learning."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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I was impressed by Breivik's stunning "predictions." While reading, I found myself repeatedly thinking: "What do you mean this is probably what will happen? It has happened!" I would then remember ... Read full review


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About the author (1998)

PATRICIA SENN BREIVIK is dean of university libraries at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. From 1990 to 1995, she was the associate vice president for information resources at Towson State University in Towson, Maryland. Her previous positions include director of the Auraria Library and professor at the University of Colorado in Denver, Colorado; special assistant to the president of the University of Colorado; visiting professor at Columbia University; and American Council on Education (ACE) fellow in academic administration at the University of Wisconsin. Breivik has taught numerous courses and seminars in graduate library programs on academic and research libraries, library administration, fund raising, library instruction, school library media centers, and introduction to librarianship.

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