ERIC Number: ED374801
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Position Paper on Learning Resource Centres and their Future in the Ontario Community College System: A Technology Perspective.
Beaudoin, Michele; And Others
The Learning Resource Centres (LRCs) of Ontario (Canada) are in the midst of a technological metamorphosis unprecedented in their 25-year history. The LRCs are becoming centers for independent, self-paced, experiential learning, places in which students actively create, evaluate, experience, and interpret a world of information through technology. LRCs in Ontario are being influenced by national, provincial, and local trends. As they adopt a broader vision of the future, they plan for important roles in: (1) information literacy; (2) alternative learning; (3) software; (4) production; (5) instructional telecommunications; (6) distance education; (7) curriculum design and delivery; and (8) classroom design. Few of the Ontario LRCs are structurally, financially, or technologically prepared for their new and expanded roles. A transformed role for the LRCs implies significant change in alternative learning, information literacy, leadership, access, standards, staff training, and funding. (Contains 44 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Classroom Design, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Development, Distance Education, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Information Literacy, Learning Resources Centers, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications, Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgian Coll. of Applied Arts and Tech., Barrie (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada