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Moodle at LSE Library: bringing information literacy to the students' desktop. Bell & Macrae-Gibson

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Moodle at LSE Library: bringing information literacy to the students' desktop. Bell & Macrae-Gibson

  1. 1. MILO Using Moodle at LSE to provide information skills to users Maria Bell Rowena Macrae-Gibson Library, London School of Economics
  2. 2. Overview • Background • Branding & What’s in a name? • Moodle vs WebCT • Staff training & input • Review • MILO Live
  3. 3. Background • LSE chooses Moodle as its VLE in 2007 • Course migration • IL course already in WebCT • Working group of 4 Library staff • Moodle training by LSE Centre for Learning Technology staff • Different group members contribute to their strengths
  4. 4. Branding • LSE colours & template • No separate Library template • Library Sticky block • User testing & ‘Friendly’ academic • Why MILO? • Does it stand for anything?
  5. 5. Moodle vs WebCT • Courses transferred from WebCT to Moodle • Different approach required • No long index of separate webpages • More user friendly-for Librarians & students • Students see course as just part of Moodle • Don’t need to register • Easier to direct users to • Use material you already have
  6. 6. Initial review • Some sections getting very long • Decide to move the Top tips database section into a block
  7. 7. The Future? • Review • Advanced pages: SuperMilo! • Subject pages • More interactive • Staff manuals moving from WebCT to Moodle
  8. 8. MILO • Guest access available • Username: miloguest • Password: infolit • Valid until the end of April • http://moodle.lse.ac.uk/ • Choose Library
  9. 9. Contact us • Maria Bell M.Bell@lse.ac.uk • Rowena Macrae-Gibson R.Macrae-Gibson@lse.ac.uk

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