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Stephens, Michael – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
This study investigates the benefits of a community blogging platform for students in an online LIS program. Using a web survey and descriptive content analysis methods, this paper empirically addresses how student blogging communities can be effectively foster connections amongst instructors and students, and enhance perceptions of learning…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Library Services, Electronic Learning
Lankes, R. David; Stephens, Michael; Arjona, Melissa – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
During a program titled "Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture," co-sponsored by the Salzburg Global Seminar (SGS) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), one of the discussion groups developed recommendations for skills needed by librarians and museum professionals in today's connected and…
Descriptors: Libraries, Museums, Librarians, Professional Personnel
Stephens, Michael; Jones, Kyle M. L. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2014
Beyond for-credit offerings, some library and information science (LIS) schools are exploring MOOCs as a means to promote lifelong learning and professional development. Using web surveys and descriptive content analysis methods, this paper empirically addresses if, in LIS programs, MOOCs can fill a role and serve new populations of learners…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Lifelong Learning, Open Education, Online Courses