With interest in digital initiatives and instruction, my knowledge base focuses on concepts that are critical to delivering effective education and navigational assistance to patrons in a digital arena. These concepts are extremely vital as more information is digitally born or digitized and our dependence on technology increases.
As an information professional, our objectives are to locate information, educate our patrons through active learning strategies, and support the continued intellectual growth of our patrons.
For adult learners, these goals can help bridge the gap of digital understanding and awareness, as well as instill in them the confidence to seek and understand answers for themselves. Traditionally, adult learners are those roughly 25 years of age or older who have taken a considerable time off from pursuing continued education for various reasons. These reasons are typically due to social or economic struggles that the learner has faced. Although a large number of adult learners need increased attention and assistance, many of these models and applications can be used as a model for general patron facilitation. Following the constructivist pedagogy to prevent or remedy the symptoms of information overload through digital literacy initiatives serves as a representation of the possible assistance that can be given to adult learners.