Distributed Learning

Pedagogy and Technology in Online Information Literacy Instruction

Author: Tasha Maddison,Maha Kumaran

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 0081006098

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 472

View: 2961

The field of distributed learning is constantly evolving. Online technology provides instructors with the flexibility to offer meaningful instruction to students who are at a distance or in some cases right on campus, but still unable to be physically present in the classroom. This dynamic environment challenges librarians to monitor, learn, adapt, collaborate, and use new technological advances in order to make the best use of techniques to engage students and improve learning outcomes and success rates. Distributed Learning provides evidence based information on a variety of issues, surrounding online teaching and learning from the perspective of librarians. Includes extensive literature search on distributed learning Provides pedagogy, developing content, and technology by librarians Shows the importance of collaboration and buy-in from all parties involved

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Enhancing academic practice

Author: Heather Fry,Steve Ketteridge,Stephanie Marshall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317650220

Category: Education

Page: 452

View: 676

This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.

Information Literacy Instruction that Works

A Guide to Teaching by Discipline and Student Population, Second Edition

Author: Patrick Ragains

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 1555708609

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

View: 4439

Information literacy and library instruction are at the heart of the academic library’s mission. But how do you bring that instruction to an increasingly diverse student body and an increasingly varied spectrum of majors? In this updated, expanded new second edition, featuring more than 75% new content, Ragains and 16 other library instructors share their best practices for reaching out to today’s unique users. Readers will find strategies and techniques for teaching college and university freshmen, community college students, students with disabilities, and those in distance learning programs. Alongside sample lesson plans, presentations, brochures, worksheets, handouts, and evaluation forms, Ragains and his contributors offer proven approaches to teaching students in the most popular programs of study, including English Literature Art and Art History Film Studies History Psychology Science Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Hospitality Business Music Anthropology Engineering Coverage of additional special topics, including legal information for non-law students, government information, and patent searching, make this a complete guide to information literacy instruction.

Handbook of Distance Education

Author: Michael G. Moore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415897645

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 729

View: 5696

The third edition of this award-winning Handbook continues the mission of its predecessors: to provide a comprehensive compendium of research in all aspects of distance education, arguably the most significant development in education over the past three decades. While the book deals with education that uses technology, the focus is on teaching and learning and how its management can be facilitated through technology. Key features include: Comprehensive coverage that includes all aspects of distance education, including design, instruction, management, policy, and a section on different audiences. Chapter authors frame their topic in terms of empirical research (past and present) and discuss the nature of current practice in terms of that research. Future research needs are discussed in relation to both confirmed practice and recent changes in the field. Section one provides a unique review of the theories that support distance education pedagogy. Section six includes a unique review of distance education as a component of global culture. This book will be of interest to anyone engaged in distance education at any level. It is also appropriate for corporate and government trainers and for administrators and policy makers in all these environments. Recipient of the 2013 IAP Distance Education Book Award

Going the distance

library instruction for remote learners

Author: Susan J. Clayton

Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub

ISBN: 9781555705923

Category: Computers

Page: 239

View: 4854

As more and more students are completing their college degree without ever setting foot on the main campus, libraries must now find new and innovative ways to serve virtual and remote users. In this timely collection, Susan Clayton brings together over 20 experienced distance instruction librarians from across the country -- Western Washington University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Illinois, Southeastern Louisiana University, University of North Carolina -- to share their effective strategies for designing, delivering, collaborating, and assessing distance instruction. Coverage explores scheduling and marketing classes; utilizing virtual classroom software, online tutorials, and Web tools; collaborating with faculty and information technology professionals; and more. This unique collection provides the advice and best practices to help you go the distance -- whether creating an introduction to library research or supporting faculty in advanced courses -- and take the library to where your users are.

Distance Learning

Information Access and Services for Virtual Users

Author: Hemalata Iyer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136410716

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

View: 5738

The demand for and technology needed to create effective distance learning programs are increasing at a breakneck pace. Is your institution keeping up? As educators, information professionals are faced with the challenge of providing Web-based library instructional materials in a time of ever-changing technologies. This book will help you address that daunting challenge, examining ways to assess user needs, to develop and offer well-thought-out information literacy courses, to employ appropriate teaching methodologies, and to determine the effectiveness of existing information literacy programs. With Distance Learning: Information Access and Services for Virtual Users, you will examine: the evolution and significance of asynchronous learning networks (ALN) and various issues in ALN, including cost, faculty and technology requirements, the nature of the learning community, social presence, and collaborative environment virtual reference services, including electronic journals, subject directories, the invisible Web, and search engines the criteria for evaluating search results the role played by consortia and cooperative efforts in facilitating user access to library resources a review of selected literature addressing user characteristics and service/staff issues involved in providing information support for distance education the strategies, technologies, and pedagogical issues surrounding the development of Web-based library instruction tools—includes Web page design, copyright issues, Web site maintenance, and usability the award-winning online information literacy course developed at Ulster County Community College in New York—its development, course modules, and administrative challenges the library support services provided to distance learning students in the SUNY Plattsburg Telenursing Program the influence of cultural factors on interactions within and perceptions of distance education

Handbook on Teaching and Learning in Political Science and International Relations

Author: John Ishiyama,William J. Miller,Eszter Simon

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1782548483

Category: Political Science

Page: 512

View: 4039

With a focus on providing concrete teaching strategies for scholars, the Handbook on Teaching and Learning in Political Science and International Relations blends both theory and practice in an accessible and clear manner. In an effort to help faculty

Handbook of Research on Transformative Online Education and Liberation: Models for Social Equality

Models for Social Equality

Author: Kurubacak, Gulsun

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1609600479

Category: Social Science

Page: 594

View: 375

"This book focuses on the societal, social, political, economic and philosophical perspectives of transformative models and how digital learning communities foster critical reflections and perspective change, building a better understanding on how online educators/designers/tutors/learners can talk about injustice and inequality to a virtual group"--Provided by publisher.

Handbook of Research on Practices and Outcomes in E-Learning: Issues and Trends

Issues and Trends

Author: Yang, Harrison Hao

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1605667897

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 604

View: 5705

"This book includes a selection of world-class chapters addressing current research, case studies, best practices, pedagogical approaches and strategies, related resources and projects related to e-learing"--Provided by publisher.

Handbook of Research on Transnational Higher Education

Author: Mukerji, Siran

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466644591

Category: Education

Page: 750

View: 3503

The integration of new technology and global collaboration has undoubtedly transformed learning in higher education from the traditional classroom setting into a domain of support services, academic programs, and educational products which are made available to learners. The Handbook of Research on Transnational Higher Education is a unique compilation of the most recent research done by higher education professionals in the areas of policy, governance, technology, marketing, and leadership development. This publication succeeds in highlighting the most important strategies and policies for professionals, policymakers, administrators, and researchers interested in higher education management.

College Information Literacy Efforts Benchmarks

Author: Primary Research Group

Publisher: Primary Research Group Inc

ISBN: 1574400991

Category: Education

Page: 189

View: 8442

College Information Literacy Efforts Benchmarks presents the results of an information literacy higher education benchmarking study. More than 110 colleges from the United States and Canada participated in the study; data is broken out by size and type of college, for public and private colleges, for US and Canadian colleges, and even by number of in-class instructional sessions given. Uniquely, this report also breaks out data separately at institutions at which librarians have faculty status, anD at which they do not. The 175 page study presents an enormous wealth of often completely unique statistics, including data on: use of library personnel for instruction, instructional work load, change in number of presentations or classes, Assessment of skill level of students in the following areas: Boolean searching, evaluation of website information credibility, recognition of plagiarism, use of the online library catalog, use of search engines, use of periodicals databases, and use of eBook collections; frequency of issuing tests to assess student skills in Access, Excel, Word, Windows and other common programs, frequency of use of information literacy tests of various kinds for incoming freshmen and transferees; percentage of colleges that require an information and/or computer literacy test for graduation, means of performance assessment for information literacy and other library science instructors, use of librarian and instructor assessment forms; length of time spent in information literacy sessions, role of information literacy in student orientations and introductions, percentage of colleges that offer information literacy services trough a distance learning student orientation; percentage of colleges with a 0,1,2 or 3 credit information literacy course, plans to develop such courses, the cross listing of such courses; rate of requiring information literacy training within the context of a basic introductory English composition of other type of basic course; overall likelihood of adaptation of a format information literacy graduation requirement; current offerings and plans to offer an online information literacy course; percentage of colleges with librarians that serve on the curriculum committee; use of blogs, listservs, course management systems and social networking sites for info literacy purposes; view of the English Department's performance in carrying out information literacy responsibilities; availability of and use of interactive info literacy tutorials; software programs used in developing tutorials; use of video tutorials; assessment of the library's role in student computer technology training; use of special “drop-in” sessions,; use of information literacy instructional labs, number of seats for such labs, capacity utilization for the labs, age of the lab; forecast level of investment in technology, space, software and equipment for information literacy purposes over the next three years.

Handbook of Research on Transformative Digital Content and Learning Technologies

Author: Keengwe, Jared,Bull, Prince Hycy

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522520015

Category: Education

Page: 453

View: 8734

Technology is constantly evolving and can now aid society with the quest for knowledge in education systems. It is important to integrate the most recent technological advances into curriculums and classrooms, so the learning process can evolve just as technology has done. The Handbook of Research on Transformative Digital Content and Learning Technologies provides fresh insight into the most recent advancements and issues regarding educational technologies in contemporary classroom environments. Featuring detailed coverage on a variety of topics, such as mobile technology integration, ICT literacy integration, digital wellness, online group counseling, and distance learning, this publication will appeal to researchers and practitioners who are interested in discovering more about technological integration in education.

Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians

Author: Melissa Bowles-Terry,Cassandra Kvenild

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780838987759

Category: Information literacy

Page: 140

View: 7159

'Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians' provides the tools librarians need to quickly and meaningfully assess student knowledge in the classroom.

How to Teach

A Practical Guide for Librarians

Author: Beverley E. Crane

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810891069

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

View: 9288

Designed for any librarian who needs to teach either one person at a time or an entire class, How to Teach: A Practical Guide for Librarians is a standalone guide to becoming proficient in teaching users how to access, evaluate and use information. This book is designed for all librarians and library staff who teach as part of their role and is useful to library school students new to teaching.

Information Literacy Instruction that Works

A Guide to Teaching by Discipline and Student Population, Second Edition

Author: Patrick Ragains

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 1555708609

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

View: 7019

Information literacy and library instruction are at the heart of the academic library’s mission. But how do you bring that instruction to an increasingly diverse student body and an increasingly varied spectrum of majors? In this updated, expanded new second edition, featuring more than 75% new content, Ragains and 16 other library instructors share their best practices for reaching out to today’s unique users. Readers will find strategies and techniques for teaching college and university freshmen, community college students, students with disabilities, and those in distance learning programs. Alongside sample lesson plans, presentations, brochures, worksheets, handouts, and evaluation forms, Ragains and his contributors offer proven approaches to teaching students in the most popular programs of study, including English Literature Art and Art History Film Studies History Psychology Science Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Hospitality Business Music Anthropology Engineering Coverage of additional special topics, including legal information for non-law students, government information, and patent searching, make this a complete guide to information literacy instruction.

School Libraries and Student Learning

A Guide for School Leaders

Author: Rebecca J. Morris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781612508375

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 3932

In "School Libraries and Student Learning," Rebecca J. Morris shows how school leaders can make the most of their school libraries to support ambitious student learning.

An Introduction to Instructional Services in Academic Libraries

Author: Elizabeth Connor

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0789037076

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 1690

This work provides librarians with a much-needed introduction to instruction in college and university libraries. Filled with real world case studies that can be directly applied to classroom use and on-the-job training, the text brings together many experienced librarian-instructors to detail their professional experiences.

Handbook of Research on Emerging Priorities and Trends in Distance Education: Communication, Pedagogy, and Technology

Communication, Pedagogy, and Technology

Author: Yuzer, T. Volkan

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466651636

Category: Education

Page: 480

View: 3598

With the rise of distance education in the post-modern world, progressive research on the best methods, tools, and technologies in the field is necessary to continue to take advantage of the pedagogical opportunities and improvements offered through remote learning platforms. The Handbook of Research on Emerging Priorities and Trends in Distance Education: Communication, Pedagogy, and Technology focuses on the latest innovations and technological developments surrounding distance learning, instructional design, and computer-mediated communication in educational settings. This comprehensive research work will be of use to teachers, academicians, IT developers, upper-level students, and school administrators interested in the latest trends in online learning.