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K-State Today

December 11, 2013



K-State Libraries faculty present at international e-learning conference

By Joelle Pitts

Two professors from K-State Libraries presented at the e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies conference in Madrid, Spain, Nov. 14-15.

Sara K. Kearns, undergraduate and community services department head, facilitated a round table discussion, “Grassroots Academic Consortia Building: We Built It, What if They Come?”

Joelle Pitts, instructional design librarian, presented the poster, “Timelines and Scaffolds: Designing an Ubiquitous E-Learning Environment and the Inter-institutional Collaboration to Sustain It.”

Both presentations centered on an interinstitutional online information literacy and digital literacy learning platform being developed by K-State Libraries and the University of Kansas Medical Center's Dykes Library. The contents of both presentations were jointly created by Pitts, Kearns and colleagues at the Dykes Library.

Pitts also presented “Using Transmedia Storytelling to Advance Transliteracy in the New Knowledge Society.” She briefly covered the mechanics and the logistics of the recent campuswide alternate reality game that was developed in conjunction with the "Ready Player One" common reading book. This project was co-created with Daniel Ireton, undergraduate and community services librarian for K-State Libraries, and Ben Ward, instructional designer with K-State's Information Technology Assistance Center.