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Title:Connecting Fields, Connecting Scholars: Breaking Down the Walls between Learning and Information Sciences
Author(s):Ahn, June; Erickson, Ingrid; Meyers, Eric
Subject(s):learning science
information science
Abstract:The ways in which people interact with information are evolving rapidly. Yet, the academic disciplines of information science and learning science -- seen by some to be orthogonal domains (Bates, 1999) -- often approach related issues of sociotechnical culture, context, and computation from highly proximate yet vastly "siloed" perspectives. In the spirit of the conference's `breaking down walls' theme, we seek to begin breaking down some of the barriers that separate information and education studies. We have three direct goals in organizing this session: 1) To identify and reinforce the nascent community of scholars within the iSchool community that have interests in the intersection of information and learning; 2) To discuss and sharpen key ideas at the intersection of information and learning science that participants could leverage for future scholarship; 3) To identify and develop a set of concrete takeaways related to our theme such as ideas for future research proposals, journal articles, and/or applications. Our primary method for achieving these goals will be via a set of brainstorming activities that focus on identifying and understanding points of synergy between information and learning science.
Issue Date:2014-03-01
Citation Info:Ahn, J., Erickson, I., & Meyers, E. (2014). Connecting Fields, Connecting Scholars: Breaking Down the Walls between Learning and Information Sciences. In iConference 2014 Proceedings (p. 1199 - 1201). doi:10.9776/14205
Series/Report:iConference 2014 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Other Identifier(s):205
Publication Status:published
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 is held by the authors of individual items in the proceedings. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-02-28

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