Last week the State Library of Victoria’s Education team hosted the inaugural SLVLearn 2012 conference with two varied days of professional development and sharing. The first day explored the topic of information access, while the second day saw a number of Melbourne’s cultural institutions get together to show how Melbourne can be used as a learning environment. Many of the resources and presentations from the conference are now available online.
The Future of Information saw a number of educators present on topics such as curation tools, digital citizenship, creative commons and accessing digitised resources. The presenters have kindly shared their presentations and you can find links and a full summary of the day in this Storify- SLVLearn 2012 The Future of Information.
Learning in the Present: The Melbourne City Experience saw 22 of Melbourne’s cultural institutions come together to showcase their resources and school programs. A panel discussion explored the logistics of organising city experiences for students. Teachers also had the opportunity to go on a walking tour of a number of institutions.
The day also explored how technology such as Historypin, Storify and Twitter can be used to enhance the experience before, during and after the city visits. You can access a list of the resources mentioned in this Diigo list: The Melbourne City Experience.