Enhancing Learning While Creating a Library Presence in Course Management Systems


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Presented at Computers in Libraries March 31, 2009. Track D204 – Services & Virtual Reference More than Just Cruising: SL & Web 2.0.

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Enhancing Learning While Creating a Library Presence in Course Management Systems

  1. 1. Enhancing Learning While Creating a Library Presence in Course Management Systems Track D204 – Services & Virtual Reference More than Just Cruising: SL & Web 2.0 Chad Mairn, M.L.I.S. St. Petersburg College  [email_address]  (727) 341.7181 http://www.slideshare.net/chadmairn
  2. 2. http://chadmairn.pbwiki.com/ Unfinished Business
  3. 3. The Web 2.0 buzz is getting quieter …
  4. 4. Doing “2.0” … not just talking about it!
  5. 7. <ul><li>Web 2.0 tools </li></ul>+ Course Management Systems enhanced learning?!
  6. 8. <ul><li>Embedded librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Library Repository </li></ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Other ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Success? </li></ul>
  7. 9. Embedded Librarian
  8. 12. Behind the scenes
  9. 13. Help moderate research projects as an Authenticated Guest
  10. 14. Desktop Sharing
  11. 16. Create persistent links and include a Meebo widget for “just-in-time” assistance.
  12. 17. Library Repository
  13. 18. Request a repository and include course e-reserves.
  14. 19. Faculty can easily search for course content.
  15. 20. … and link to it within their courses!
  16. 21. RSS Feeds
  17. 22. Bring content automatically into your courses!
  18. 23. Create a new page and paste the code. Done!
  19. 24. Bring library database content automatically into your courses too!
  20. 26. Use Wikipedia as an open forum for scholarship. Note: assignment details and links to samples are available at http://chadmairn.pbwiki.com/
  21. 28. Try using for class conversations!
  22. 29. Build a widget ( http://twitter.com/downloads ). Then create a new page in CMS and paste the code.
  23. 32. Some “rough draft” course activity ideas ( LIS 2004: Introduction to Internet Research Course Revision Committee) <ul><li>Catalog course-related books and/or review a book via LibraryThing. </li></ul><ul><li>Write and/or edit an article for Wikipedia. </li></ul><ul><li>Construct a visual/auditory message using, for example, Picassa, iMovie, MovieMaker, Voicethread, MemoriesonWeb, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Find a product review on the Web or in a database, cite it, and share with the class or beyond (if they wish) what was learned. Hopefully, the student will write a review online someday. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask students to post their introductions to the LIS 2004 Facebook group so that they can connect and interact with students taking the course at other schools.  </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce them to social bookmarking (e.g., the OPAC and many databases have options to &quot;share this record&quot; via del.icio.us, digg, furl, facebook, Twine et. al. so that students can collect, share and find resources with their fellow students. </li></ul>
  24. 33. <ul><li>Mashup (măsh ' ŭp‘), v. - web application that combines data from more than one source into a single integrated tool. </li></ul>Source: Mashups
  25. 34. Use Popfly to create mashups! Ask your students to create one too.
  26. 35. Add Mashups to your courses!
  27. 36. Bloom’s Taxonomy Revised Evaluate Analyze Apply Understand Remember
  28. 37. Here are some of the research tools that have been most valuable to students and faculty. Library toolbar WorldCat Citations Facebook Search App. LINCC Library Toolbar
  29. 38. Use Jing to Provide Visual Feedback
  30. 39. Send video feedback as an attachment or send it to screencast.com.
  31. 40. Success?
  32. 41. Anecdotal Evidence More and more professors are beginning to “embed” librarians because they love the fact that there is someone “present” to help students with their research. Papers are getting better! Students and faculty love the research tools, especially the LibX library toolbar, Desktop Sharing, and WorldCat citations. These tools allow users to spend more quality time digesting the content rather than jumping through all the access hoops!
  33. 42. <ul><li>Each class submits a Technology and Research Use Survey and submits a follow-up research survey once the class is over. </li></ul>Note : more detailed results are available on request and summaries are available at http://chadmairn.pbwiki.com/ .
  34. 43. Comments/Questions? Chad Mairn, M.L.I.S. St. Petersburg College  e-mail: mairn.chad@spcollege.edu    office: (727) 341.7181 [email_address] Presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/chadmairn Consulted resources: http://delicious.com/CIL2009_chadmairn Unfinished business: http://chadmairn.pbwiki.com/