IFLA E-learning Special Interest Group (SIG) – Open Session

How can the IFLA E-Learning SIG support integration, innovation and information in professional learning?

You are invited to attend an open meeting to discuss the role of the IFLA E-Learning SIG. 

  • Does your organisation currently offer education and/or training online?

  • Does your library provide access to digital resources to support learning and teaching?

  • Are you already studying online?

  • Have you undertaken some professional development activities on the web?

  • Would you like to know more about the role of E-Learning in LIS education and training?

  If so, don’t miss this Open Session - the E-Learning SIG needs you!

Over the past few years, E-Learning has become increasingly common as a platform or tool for LIS course design and delivery.  Virtual learning environments are found in academic programs, with courses offered either fully or partially online.  In the CPD arena, we are seeing far more webinars and online learning activities. 

The E-Learning SIG was established in 2008, having operated for 4 years as the E-Learning Discussion Group.  Two Sections – the Section for Education and Training (SET) and the Section for Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning (CPDWL) – have been directly involved in the SIG. In 2009 and 2010, the E-Learning SIG held successful open sessions at the WLIC. 

It is time for an open discussion on the role of the IFLA E-Learning SIG, in order to raise awareness about the SIG, to encourage more people to get involved in the SIG and to consider future directions for the SIG.   This Open Session will therefore be an interactive brainstorming session.  The anticipated outcome from the session will be an action plan for the E-Learning SIG for the next 2-3 years, with a more engaged group of committee members.

Details of the Session time and venue will be confirmed soon.

For further information, contact:

Dr Gillian Hallam, Convenor, IFLA E-Learning SIG

Call for Papers: IFLA E-Learning SIG

Theme: "Understanding the value of ePortfolios to reflect on and present learning and professional development"
World Library and Information Congress: 10-15 August 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden

Call for papers: IFLA Section for Education and Training (SET).  WLIC 2010:

The call for papers has been issued for the SET Open Session at the IFLA WLIC 2010. 
The theme of the open session is: "New digital directions and library education: sustaining library education"

Satellite event co-hosted by IFLA - ALISE - EUCLID

Swedish School for Library and Information Studies, Borås, Sweden, 8-9 August 2010
Theme: Cooperation and collaboration in teaching and research: trends in libary and information studies education

Details to follow.

Theme: "Lifelong e-learning and libraries"

Papers presented
World Library and Information Congress: August 2009, Milan, Italy


Last update: 5 October 2012

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