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ERIC Number: ED374801
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgian Coll. of Applied Arts and Tech., Barrie (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada