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ERIC Number: ED414953
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 10
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Training the Resourcers - Librarians, Teacher-Training and Telematics in the European Context.
Pye, Jo; Myhill, Martin
This paper describes the Telematics for Teacher Training Project (T3) Work Package 08, which aims to evaluate, assess, and produce course materials to respond to the information needs of librarians supporting teacher trainers and trainees in higher education institutions across Europe. The increasing use of educational technology to deliver more flexible learning has also affected libraries, and they are in the middle of an information revolution heralded as the "electronic library." These changes demand a new approach to resourcing library staff and users, requiring a skills revolution in the training of librarians to cope with the information needs of teachers and their students. T3 Work Package 08 researched the use of telematics-based information systems in partner teacher training institutions and confirmed the role of the electronic library and its educational potential for future generations of teachers, librarians, and students. The research reveals a disparate view of educational technology throughout the European Union, where systems in use are varied both in type and application even within a particular country, and recommendations for future work must take into account variations in political, technological, and institutional training contexts. By developing universally accessible training programs for partner librarians, acquisition and transfer of the necessary telematics-based skills to their user communities is encouraged and ensured. The ultimate goal of the work package is to contribute to other European-wide programs underway to raise the profile for education of the global information society and its correlate, the electronic library. (Author/SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)