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Using Elluminate to deliver Library training at the Open University

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Delivered in June 2009 at the Open University's 'Making Connections' conference

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Using Elluminate to deliver Library training at the Open University

  1. 1. Using Elluminate Live! to deliver Library training Helen Clough, [email_address] June 2009
  2. 2. <ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>What we’ve learned </li></ul><ul><li>How we use Plan! </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-up surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Next steps </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why?
  4. 4. Current sessions <ul><li>Student Introduction to Library Services </li></ul><ul><li>Tutor Introduction to Library Services </li></ul><ul><li>How to Find an eJournal </li></ul><ul><li>How to Set Up eJournal Alerts </li></ul><ul><li>How to Social Bookmark </li></ul><ul><li>How to Use RefWorks </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to Bibliographic Management </li></ul><ul><li>Finding Information in Business and Management </li></ul><ul><li>Finding Information in Languages </li></ul><ul><li>Finding Information in Psychology </li></ul>
  5. 6. What we’ve learned <ul><li>Book a room </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare a script and Plan! file (helps when running session multiple times) </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage interaction </li></ul><ul><li>1 hour max </li></ul><ul><li>Training in an online environment is very different from face-to-face training </li></ul><ul><li>Using Moodle ‘Groups’ is admin intensive </li></ul>
  6. 8. Feedback <ul><li>143 participants at 23 sessions </li></ul><ul><li>57% attendance </li></ul><ul><li>103 evaluation forms received </li></ul>
  7. 14. Follow-up surveys
  8. 20. Next Steps <ul><li>Library Helpdesk surgeries </li></ul><ul><li>More librarians trained up </li></ul><ul><li>More session topics </li></ul><ul><li>More frequent sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Delivering from home </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing drop-out rates / increasing max. participants </li></ul><ul><li>Explore functionality </li></ul><ul><li>Explore Publish! </li></ul>
  9. 21. Helen Clough Library Services The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA <ul><li>www.open.ac.uk/library </li></ul>

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