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Title:The Inquiry Page: Bridging digital libraries to learners
Author(s):Bruce, Bertram C.; Bishop, Ann Peterson; Heidorn, P. Bryan; Lunsford, Karen J.; Poulakos, Steven; Won, Mihye
Subject(s):Inquiry Page
Digital libraries
Informal learning
Community inquiry
inquiry-based learning
Abstract:Some may think of the unveiling a digital library (DL) as an end point. Yet, even though lesson plans may be provided with it, a DL only potentially affords meaningful learning opportunities. Unfortunately, the better a DL is, the greater the risk that it promotes an impoverished view of learning and of change‹one in which teachers and students are viewed as recipients of a tool, rather than active participants in educational growth and change. How, then, may a resource collection meet educational needs? Our work focuses on building tools‹web resources, collaborative processes, and knowledge‹that help bridge between DLs and the particular needs of real users in specific settings, whether those be K-12 schools, museums, community groups, nature/science centers, homes, or other organizationsŠ and especially those teachers and learners who live on the economic, cultural, or linguistic margins. If a science DL is to be truly national, it must span boundaries and build capacities for integrating digital resources into curricula, promoting appropriate pedagogy, and facilitating communication.
Issue Date:2003-01
Publisher:American Library Association
Citation Info:Bruce, Bertram C., Bishop, Ann P., Heidorn, P. Bryan, Lunsford, Karen J., Poulakos, Steven, & Won, Mihye (2003, January/February). The Inquiry Page: Bridging digital libraries to learners. Knowledge Quest, 31(3), 15-17. [ISSN, 1094-9046]. Reprinted in P. Montiel- Overall & D. C. Adcock (eds.), Collaboration (Best of KQ). Chicago: American Library Association, 2007, ISBN: 0-8389-8447-5.
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2009-08-04

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