Enhancing Learning While Creating a Library Presence in Course Management Systems
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
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Build a widget ( http://twitter.com/downloads ). Then create a new page in CMS and paste the code.
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 "share this record" 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>
<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
Use Popfly to create mashups! Ask your students to create one too.
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!
<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/ .
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