February 22nd is the 7th annual Digital Learning Day. I always enjoy writing on topics that directly affect the Learning Center. We cover a lot of ground here, from our Main Collection on the 3rd floor to our musical scores in the basement. The lion’s share of most patron interactions with our fair library, however, takes place online. Our online archives, databses, eBooks, test prep software, and more serves as an important part of the foundation of what we do to help you learn. Today we celebrate the move to greater digital and technological integration into education and the success it has had in bringing knowledge to those who might not otherwise be able to access it.
For more information, please visit the Digital Learning Day website at http://www.digitallearningday.org/.
Our library has several books on technology in the classroom, most of which can be found between call numbers 371.3 and 371.4. Some examples include:
Means, Barbara, Marianne Bakia, and Robert Murphy. Learning Online: What Research Tells Us About Whether, When and How. Routledge, 2014. Call number 371.33 M462 2014.
Rogers, Patricia L. Designing Instruction for Technology-Enhanced Learning. Hershey, PA: Idea, 2002. Call number 371.33 R632 2001.
For a broader perspective, our collection also has excellent books on the impact of technology in society, such as:
Clark, Lynn Schofield. The Parent App: Understanding Families in the Digital Age. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. Call number 302.231 C547 2013.
Haugen, David M. Technology and Society. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2007. Call number 303.483 T226 2007.
Russo, John Paul. The Future Without a Past: The Humanities in a Technological Society. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2005. Call number 001.301 R921 2005.
The Learning Center also maintains subscriptions to both the Journal of Special Education Technology and the Learning & Leading with Technology, which is the journal for the International Society for Technology in Education.