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Technology and the Human Dimension: Using Web-Based Technology to Develop and Record Generic Capabilities. A Library and Information Studies Case Study

Partridge, Helen L. & Hallam, Gillian C. (2003) Technology and the Human Dimension: Using Web-Based Technology to Develop and Record Generic Capabilities. A Library and Information Studies Case Study. In Informing Science and IT Education (InSITE) Annual Conference, June 24 -27 2003, Pori, Finland.

Abstract

The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is committed to ensuring that its students are not only discipline savvy but also skilled in generic capabilities. To facilitate the development of generic capa-bilities within its educational programs QUT has supported a project, which involved the creation of a web based tool known as the Student Capability Profile (SCP). The SCP aims to be a dynamic and flexible vehicle for documenting individual student’s personal development and growth within the broad spectrum of workplace skills. The SCP will be an invaluable tool, especially in the recruitment process, as it will allow students to inform potential employers of their achievement and growth within generic capabilities. This paper will explore a case study of how the system is being used in teaching generic capabilities such as teamwork and communication skills within library and information studies. The pa-per discusses the practical implications of using technology to facilitate student development of generic capabilities and how it impacts on the teaching and learning process.

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ID Code: 1301
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: generic capabilities, library and information studies, IT education, technology and education
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Informing Science
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 18 May 2005
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 22:59

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