Going the distance

library instruction for remote learners

Author: Susan J. Clayton

Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub

ISBN: 9781555705923

Category: Computers

Page: 239

View: 1396

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.

How to Teach

A Practical Guide for Librarians

Author: Beverley E. Crane

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810891069

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

View: 6559

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: 4251

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.

Distance Education in Nursing, Second Edition

Author: Jeanne M. Novotny, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826146953

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 6501

Designated a Doody's Core Title! The second edition of the award winning Distance Education in Nursing continues to offer basic introductory information on distance teaching and learning and now brings the application of newly developed computer technology to this environment. Each chapter provides real-life distance education experiences of both teachers and students, and describes ways in which distance education has enhanced the quality of their nursing education. As a nurse educator, whether novice or expert, you will benefit from this book, written by such distinguished contributors as Diane Billings, Suzanne Hetzel Campbell, and Marilyn H. Oermann.

Information Literacy Instruction Handbook

Author: Christopher N. Cox,Elizabeth Blakesley Lindsay

Publisher: Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr

ISBN: 0838909639

Category: Education

Page: 236

View: 2507

Suitable for librarians new to teaching or management of information literacy instruction, this book contains practical chapters that provide the basics but with references to other key sources for those who would like to explore topics further.

Information Literacy Programs in the Digital Age

Educating College and University Students Online

Author: Alice Daugherty,Michael F. Russo

Publisher: Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr

ISBN: 0838984444

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 275

View: 9332

From the Introduction: This book will be useful to those just now contemplating an online program for their institution. The examples included in this book provide the practical food for thought that should precede and stoke strategic planning. For further information on a particular program, the authors have generously included their e-mail addresses with their biographical information. We hope the programs described in this book provide some modicum of inspiration and guidance as you travel into the realm of online information literacy instruction.

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: 6520

"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.

Teaching in Social Work

An Educators' Guide to Theory and Practice

Author: Jeane W. Anastas

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023152093X

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 6649

Drawing from her extensive classroom and field experience, Jeane W. Anastas merges the "practice wisdom" of today's social work educators with contemporary theories on instruction and learning. Built around a teacher- and student-in-situation framework, Teaching in Social Work examines the effect of social issues, professional norms and needs, and various educational settings on the interactions among educators, students, and the subjects they learn. The result is a singular volume that focuses specifically on teaching within the field of social work, identifying the factors that result in effective educational outcomes. Anastas draws on the theories and selected research findings of higher education and social work education literature. She illuminates the critical aspects of teaching and learning as an adult, the best uses of different modalities of instruction, and the issues of diversity that influence all aspects of teaching and learning. Her book includes guest-authored chapters on field learning and the latest advances in teaching technology. It also engages with ethics, teaching and learning assessments, and faculty work in full-time social work education.

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: 3760

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.

Physical Change and Aging, Sixth Edition

A Guide for the Helping Professions

Author: Sue V. Saxon, PhD,Mary Jean Etten, EdD, GNP, FT,,Dr. Elizabeth A. Perkins, PhD, RNMH

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826198651

Category: Social Science

Page: 520

View: 9185

"[This book] has been honed into an elegant compendium. This outstanding work should be widely read ñ it is perhaps the best example of an integrative approach to gerontology." Score: 94, 4 stars ñ Doody's "Phyisical Change & Aging has been a well-respected resource for caregivers ever since it was published in 1978. This updated version carries on the tradition of providing valuable information on the aging process and age-related health issues." ñ Former First Lady Mrs. Rosalynn Carter This sixth edition of a classic multidisciplinary text for students of gerontology continues to offer practical, reader-friendly information about the physical changes and common pathologies associated with the aging process. It places special emphasis on the psychological and social implications of these changes in the lives of older adults. The book is distinguished by its thorough focus on anatomy and physiology and common health problems pertaining to each body system. It emphasizes the positive aspects of aging and demonstrates how the elderly population can gain greater personal control, through lifestyle changes and preventive health strategies, toward the goal of optimal aging. This sixth edition has been thoroughly updated to present new research findings that differentiate "normal" aging from actual pathology and includes substantially updated information on diagnosis and treatment. It incorporates new data from healthy older adults demonstrating that the aging process is not necessarily as devastating as earlier research had indicated. The book provides new data and guidelines on risk factors, nutrition, preventive measures, interventions, and commonly prescribed medications, and includes expanded treatment of complementary and alternative therapies. Also included is an updated discussion of grief, ethical issues, and funeral options. The book reinforces information with practical applications of aging data. Written for students of gerontology, social work, human services, nursing, medicine, occupational and physical therapy, counseling, and elder law, it presents information that is clearly understandable for those without an extensive background in biology or medicine. Additionally, the book is a useful practitioner's guide and an easily understandable book for family caregivers. THIS SIXTH EDITION INCLUDES NEW INFORMATION ON: Diagnosis and treatment Behaviors and interventions that promote more control over an individual's aging process Genetic/DNA theories Dementia and Parkinson's disease Immunotherapy Lifelong health disparities Animal-assisted therapy Prayer and meditation Pharmacogenetics Geragogy (self-directed learning) Caregiver health as a public health issue Natural funerals (biodegradable caskets, burial urns, dying at home)

An Introduction to Instructional Services in Academic Libraries

Author: Elizabeth Connor

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0789037076

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 611

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.

Online and Distance Learning: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Author: Tomei, Lawrence A.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599049368

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 4032

View: 7496

"This comprehensive, six-volume collection addresses all aspects of online and distance learning, including information communication technologies applied to education, virtual classrooms, pedagogical systems, Web-based learning, library information systems, virtual universities, and more. It enables libraries to provide a foundational reference to meet the information needs of researchers, educators, practitioners, administrators, and other stakeholders in online and distance learning"--Provided by publisher.

Handbook of Research on Transnational Higher Education

Author: Mukerji, Siran

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466644591

Category: Education

Page: 750

View: 7241

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.

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: 8923

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

Motivating Students in Information Literacy Classes

Author: Trudi Jacobson,Lijuan Xu

Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub

ISBN: 9781555704971

Category: Education

Page: 143

View: 7663

A guide to teaching and motivating students in information literacy classes covers such topics as teaching behaviors, assignments, and exercises.

Handbook of Research on Writing and Composing in the Age of MOOCs

Author: Monske, Elizabeth A.,Blair, Kristine L.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522517197

Category: Education

Page: 457

View: 4678

The development of online learning environments has enhanced the availability of educational opportunities for students. By implementing effective curriculum strategies, this ensures proper quality and instruction in online settings. The Handbook of Research on Writing and Composing in the Age of MOOCs is a critical reference source that overviews the current state of larger scale online courses and the latest competencies for teaching writing online. Featuring comprehensive coverage across a range of perspectives on teaching in virtual classrooms, such as MOOC delivery models, digital participation, and user-centered instructional design, this book is ideal for educators, professionals, practitioners, academics, and researchers interested in the latest material on writing and composition strategies for online classrooms.

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: 1439

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

International Handbook of Information Technology in Primary and Secondary Education

Author: Joke Voogt,Gerald Knezek

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387733159

Category: Education

Page: 1228

View: 901

The major focus of this Handbook is the design and potential of IT-based student learning environments. Offering the latest research in IT and the learning process, distance learning, and emerging technologies for education, these chapters address the critical issue of the potential for IT to improve K-12 education. A second important theme deals with the implementation of IT in educational practice. In these chapters, barriers and opportunities for IT implementation are studied from several perspectives. This Handbook provides an integrated and detailed overview of this complex field, making it an essential reference.