|Title:||The Electronic Learning Center in the Library
|Abstract:||In 1961 the University of Michigan published in the Language Laboratory
Technical Report #12 an article by this author entitled "The
Electronic Study Center." Outlined in this article were the reasons
and methodology for expanding the ordinary language laboratory into
an installation which would serve as a teaching aid for all subjects.
The term "electronic study center" is rather cumbersome, and since
I am addressing a group which is library -oriented, I shall refer to
the same concept in this report as the "audio-library."
In preparing this report for an institute sponsored by a school of
library science, one of my major endeavors has been to try to see
the problems involved through the eyes of the librarian. Being woefully
ignorant of those finer points of library science which go beyond
the Dewey Decimal System and the card catalog, I hope I have not
oversimplified or overlooked too many all-important details.
Most universities, colleges, high schools, and quite a few junior
high schools have installed language laboratories. These installations
are being used with varying amounts of success by foreign language
teachers as a tool for teaching the spoken foreign language. Quite
naturally, these language laboratories are controlled by, and under
the direction of, the language teachers. At this time I should like to
question seriously the wisdom of having these installations under the
control of the foreign language department in the respective schools.
I believe, rather, that that collection of teaching aids and the concepts
which we at present call the language laboratory should be
viewed as one of the several components of a modern well-equipped
library and so operated.
|Publisher:||Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
|Citation Info:||In A. Lohrer (ed). 1963. The school library materials center: its resources and their utilization; papers presented at an institute conducted by the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science, November 3-6, 1963. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 27-32.
|Series/Report:||Allerton Park Institute (10th : 1963)
|Genre:||Conference Paper / Presentation
|Publication Status:||published or submitted for publication
|Rights Information:||Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1959.
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2007-07-16