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eLearning and Supporting the Globalised University


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Presentation given by James Molloy, College Liaison Librarian, UCD Library during the Dublin ERASMUS Library Staff Mobility Week, June 27, 2017 at UCD Library, Dublin.

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eLearning and Supporting the Globalised University

  1. 1. eLearning and supporting the globalised university James Molloy UCD 2017
  2. 2. eLearning in numbers 16 instructional videos 15 interactive tutorials 79 libguides 27 guides/presentations
  3. 3. our community? By DrRandomFactor (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons from Wikimedia Commons
  4. 4. this is our community By Eddo (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons from Wikimedia Commons
  5. 5. “Degrees are delivered to over 5,500 students in overseas campuses”
  6. 6. What does this mean for us in UCD Library? What do we need to provide specifically, who do we need to speak to. Are we present? First thing to do is to get a presence for the Library under “University and Academic Support” in the UCD International website
  7. 7. UCD International will speak with their regional managers and add my name as a contact and also start to raise awareness of our resources (eLearning supports - online guides & tutorials)
  8. 8. Beijing-Dublin International College We have provided support for BDIC students (tours/talks) for several years Relationship built with BDIC staff and students We have been able to address local issues (e.g. no YouTube access)
  9. 9. Request to teach at BDIC February 2017 - UCD Library staff member to teach Stage 4 Internet of Things and Software Engineering students at BDIC Firsthand experience and testing of our resources overseas Opportunity to showcase our resources and raise awareness of staff assistance Learning curve, seeing how BDIC operates and how UCD Staff in Beijing meet the demands of the students
  10. 10. Summary Can we continue to support these students, sending staff to Beijing during busy periods in our calendar We are yet to know what impact we made with the students Class attendances were not consistent Technical problems with their VLE Overall we made a good impression and delivered what was requested from BDIC
  11. 11. BJUT Library? UCD Library?
  12. 12. Challenges in supporting a global campus Providing eLearning that can be access and understood globally Support to all UCD students Awareness of our online supports Timezones Increased usage of resources from overseas
  13. 13. @jpjmolloy