Perspectives: Local

Vol. 18 No. 1 (2020)

Putting the student in the library driver’s seat: Implementing student co-design with existing library platforms to build blended learning outcomes

June 25, 2020


This article was originally presented at the VALA2020 Focus on the Future Conference in February 2020. It focuses on a school library’s approach to using existing online platforms and services to scaffold learning by enabling students to directly curate content into the library’s portal. The goal of this pilot project is a student co-designed and blended learning program to teach students how to: use collections and the literature, cite and reference, and introduces the peer review process. This enables the library to move from a passive role, being the source of quality curated collections, to a more strategic partner and collaborator role that is directly involved in delivering value by improved student learning outcomes.

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