Blending in DLIS: Applying technologies to students learning
Department of Library and Information Studies (DLIS) at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica has always been open ...
DLIS has been responsive to “international trends in library education and manpower requirements of the countries in the E...
One such trend The move from  just “ chalk and talk”  to…
the embracing of online delivery <ul><li>and in particular,  BLENDED LEARNING! </li></ul>
In keeping with our tradition of responding to  regional and international advances and changes, DLIS has adjusted its pro...
While DLIS  does not yet offer distance learning degree programmes  We are experimenting with the technologies associated ...
Today ,   learning at  DLIS has adopted blending or blended learning. our faculty members are innovating and applying tech...
This presentation will <ul><li>Introduce  </li></ul><ul><li>the concept of blended learning  </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss fro...
Concept of Blended learning: A Review from the Literature
Blended Learning <ul><li>“  The concept of &quot;blending&quot; grew out of the successes and failures of e-learning. Alth...
Blended learning is <ul><li>That “combination of classroom, Web-based training (WBT), synchronous online delivery, or othe...
Blended Learning <ul><li>“  Blended learning is a continuous process, rather than just a &quot;learning event.&quot; Provi...
Blended Learning made possible by combinations of factors
<ul><li>called Course Management Software or VLE. </li></ul>Web Software specific for teaching and learning?
Yorkshire and Humber Grid for Learning Foundation (YHGfL) Professor Stephen Heppell writes: <ul><li>“ VLEs are helping to ...
<ul><li>“ Technological change and innovation are forces that have spurned numerous efforts to instruct students in better...
<ul><li>“ Many of these efforts have taken the form of individualized, self-paced modes of instruction in which learner ac...
<ul><li>Blended Instructional Systems are designed to </li></ul><ul><li>be self-paced – on learners time  </li></ul><ul><l...
Current blending practices & technologies DLIS applications
Our VLE <ul><li>DLIS uses UWI Mona’s VLE in a number of ways. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Upload lecture notes </li></ul><ul><li>Provide links to Web readings & electronic materials </li></ul><ul><li>Moni...
Blended learning “ reinforces what has been taught in class” Online delivery does not replace lectures Rather Face to Face...
<ul><li>benefit students who are not good note takers </li></ul><ul><li>provide 24/7 access to lecture content  </li></ul>...
<ul><li>Possibilities for  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emailing entire class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Making class announcemen...
<ul><li>Possibilities for  </li></ul><ul><li>Streaming multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Graphics </li></ul><ul><li>Sound </li>...
Better Lesson Planning or Instruction Design Forces one to be better prepared for lectures. As you prepare Online presenta...
CD-ROM tutorials Everything will not necessarily be learnt in the time allotted.  Since introducing CDs, student performan...
CD-ROM tutorials <ul><li>Make use of : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>screen capture  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>creation of annota...
For Students
Student comments <ul><li>Ayaana – Post Graduate Student  </li></ul><ul><li>MLIS programme </li></ul>
Student comments <ul><li>Julian – Full Time Post Graduate Student  </li></ul><ul><li>MLIS programme </li></ul>
Challenges & Issues with Blending The perspective from students & faculty
Student comments <ul><li>Ayaana – Post Graduate Student  </li></ul><ul><li>in the MLIS programme </li></ul>
Student comments <ul><li>Julian – Full Time Post Graduate Student  </li></ul><ul><li>in the MLIS programme </li></ul>
With Content Online One would have thought there would be less paper use. The opposite is true, as students tend to print ...
CD-ROM tutorials Very Time consuming to create “ Hundreds of hours spent creating CD Need to plan what will be seen, heard...
New Technologies and Opportunities How will DLIS respond?
New Technologies <ul><li>The implementation of new technologies to VLE  </li></ul><ul><li>DimDim Web Conferencing  </li></...
DimDim – web conferencing software
DimDim – web conferencing software
DimDim – web conferencing software
DimDim – web conferencing software
UWI TV – Web Broadcasting possibilities
Western Jamaica Campus Will we use Blended Learning to deliver LIS education to Western Jamaica?
Will we offer LIS education or even continuing LIS education via Open Campus?
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Presentation for Jamaica Library Service (JLS) 2009 annual conference on Blended Learning at the Department of Library & Information Studies, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus.

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  1. 1. Blending in DLIS: Applying technologies to students learning
  2. 2. Department of Library and Information Studies (DLIS) at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica has always been open to British, American, and Caribbean influences in the “evolution and strengthening of the teaching programs in the regional library school”. Mohamedali, Ownali “Adapting to Changes: DLIS Experiences in the Caribbean.” Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 45.2 (2004): 98-110.
  3. 3. DLIS has been responsive to “international trends in library education and manpower requirements of the countries in the English speaking Caribbean”, upgrading and restructuring its programs to meet demands. ” Mohamedali, Ownali “Adapting to Changes: DLIS Experiences in the Caribbean.” Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 45.2 (2004): 98-110.
  4. 4. One such trend The move from just “ chalk and talk” to…
  5. 5. the embracing of online delivery <ul><li>and in particular, BLENDED LEARNING! </li></ul>
  6. 6. In keeping with our tradition of responding to regional and international advances and changes, DLIS has adjusted its programmes to provide greater flexibility and student-centred education in librarianship
  7. 7. While DLIS does not yet offer distance learning degree programmes We are experimenting with the technologies associated with distance learning. In doing so, we are re-designing educational products and services to meet the new environment and the changing demands of our learners.
  8. 8. Today , learning at DLIS has adopted blending or blended learning. our faculty members are innovating and applying technology in teaching and learning.
  9. 9. This presentation will <ul><li>Introduce </li></ul><ul><li>the concept of blended learning </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss from DLIS perspective </li></ul><ul><li>current blending practices in DLIS </li></ul><ul><li>issues and challenges from student & faculty perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>new technologies and opportunities </li></ul>
  10. 10. Concept of Blended learning: A Review from the Literature
  11. 11. Blended Learning <ul><li>“ The concept of &quot;blending&quot; grew out of the successes and failures of e-learning. Although some instruction is appropriate for online delivery, there are still many contexts in which it appears that learning is best served by some combination of classroom, Web-based training (WBT), synchronous online delivery, or other electronic resources.” </li></ul>Felicia Douglis Educational Technology Department San Diego State University http:// coe.sdsu.edu/eet/articles/blendlearning/index.htm
  12. 12. Blended learning is <ul><li>That “combination of classroom, Web-based training (WBT), synchronous online delivery, or other electronic resources.” </li></ul>Felicia Douglis Educational Technology Department San Diego State University
  13. 13. Blended Learning <ul><li>“ Blended learning is a continuous process, rather than just a &quot;learning event.&quot; Providing blended solutions allows for flexibility, not only of multiple delivery methods, but for learning to take place over time.” </li></ul>Felicia Douglis Educational Technology Department San Diego State University http:// coe.sdsu.edu/eet/articles/blendlearning/index.htm
  14. 14. Blended Learning made possible by combinations of factors
  15. 15. <ul><li>called Course Management Software or VLE. </li></ul>Web Software specific for teaching and learning?
  16. 16. Yorkshire and Humber Grid for Learning Foundation (YHGfL) Professor Stephen Heppell writes: <ul><li>“ VLEs are helping to make sure that their learning is not confined to a particular building, or restricted to any single location or moment.” </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>“ Technological change and innovation are forces that have spurned numerous efforts to instruct students in better, easier, more efficient manner than lecture and classroom discussion.” </li></ul>Web Impact on Learning Theory Fincher, Cameron. &quot;Learning theory and research.&quot; Teaching and learning in the college classroom . Eds. K. A. Feldman and M. B. Paulsen. 2nd ed. Boston, MA: Pearson Custom Publishing, 1998. 57-80. (Fincher 60)
  18. 18. <ul><li>“ Many of these efforts have taken the form of individualized, self-paced modes of instruction in which learner achieves a mastery of specific units and/or modules before proceeding to advanced or more specialized units.” </li></ul>Fincher, Cameron. &quot;Learning theory and research.&quot; Teaching and learning in the college classroom . Eds. K. A. Feldman and M. B. Paulsen. 2nd ed. Boston, MA: Pearson Custom Publishing, 1998. 57-80. (Fincher 60)
  19. 19. <ul><li>Blended Instructional Systems are designed to </li></ul><ul><li>be self-paced – on learners time </li></ul><ul><li>break down the learning task into manageable units </li></ul><ul><li>use classroom lecture for motivational purposes only </li></ul><ul><li>provide detailed assignments for active learners </li></ul><ul><li>provide frequent testing and immediate feedback </li></ul>Fincher, Cameron. &quot;Learning theory and research.&quot; Teaching and learning in the college classroom . Eds. K. A. Feldman and M. B. Paulsen. 2nd ed. Boston, MA: Pearson Custom Publishing, 1998. 57-80. (Fincher 60)
  20. 20. Current blending practices & technologies DLIS applications
  21. 21. Our VLE <ul><li>DLIS uses UWI Mona’s VLE in a number of ways. </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Upload lecture notes </li></ul><ul><li>Provide links to Web readings & electronic materials </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor student motivation & engagement with course material </li></ul><ul><li>For Communication </li></ul>The DLIS Use of
  23. 23. Blended learning “ reinforces what has been taught in class” Online delivery does not replace lectures Rather Face to Face lectures allow for elaboration on the points Not everything on PowerPoint
  24. 24. <ul><li>benefit students who are not good note takers </li></ul><ul><li>provide 24/7 access to lecture content </li></ul><ul><li>Allow Part-Time students having trouble getting time off from work to access content </li></ul>PowerPoint Presentation on the Web via OURVLE
  25. 25. <ul><li>Possibilities for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emailing entire class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Making class announcements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing feedback on student assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sending messages easily & conveniently </li></ul>Communication on the Web via OURVLE
  26. 26. <ul><li>Possibilities for </li></ul><ul><li>Streaming multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Graphics </li></ul><ul><li>Sound </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><li>Can be incorporated in presentations </li></ul>
  27. 27. Better Lesson Planning or Instruction Design Forces one to be better prepared for lectures. As you prepare Online presentations, you logically think through the course presentation rather than go to class & talk from your head.
  28. 28. CD-ROM tutorials Everything will not necessarily be learnt in the time allotted. Since introducing CDs, student performance have increased remarkably. Consultation time has also been greatly reduced.
  29. 29. CD-ROM tutorials <ul><li>Make use of : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>screen capture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>creation of annotations. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>assigning of captions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>recording voice or voice overs for each screen </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide students with step by step instructions. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can play over the CD if they missed a step. </li></ul>
  30. 30. For Students
  31. 31. Student comments <ul><li>Ayaana – Post Graduate Student </li></ul><ul><li>MLIS programme </li></ul>
  32. 32. Student comments <ul><li>Julian – Full Time Post Graduate Student </li></ul><ul><li>MLIS programme </li></ul>
  33. 33. Challenges & Issues with Blending The perspective from students & faculty
  34. 34. Student comments <ul><li>Ayaana – Post Graduate Student </li></ul><ul><li>in the MLIS programme </li></ul>
  35. 35. Student comments <ul><li>Julian – Full Time Post Graduate Student </li></ul><ul><li>in the MLIS programme </li></ul>
  36. 36. With Content Online One would have thought there would be less paper use. The opposite is true, as students tend to print out everything and not make notes online.
  37. 37. CD-ROM tutorials Very Time consuming to create “ Hundreds of hours spent creating CD Need to plan what will be seen, heard and create a story board, [such planning] “is not an easy thing to do”.
  38. 38. New Technologies and Opportunities How will DLIS respond?
  39. 39. New Technologies <ul><li>The implementation of new technologies to VLE </li></ul><ul><li>DimDim Web Conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>UWI TV </li></ul>
  40. 40. DimDim – web conferencing software
  41. 41. DimDim – web conferencing software
  42. 42. DimDim – web conferencing software
  43. 43. DimDim – web conferencing software
  44. 44. UWI TV – Web Broadcasting possibilities
  45. 45. Western Jamaica Campus Will we use Blended Learning to deliver LIS education to Western Jamaica?
  46. 46. Will we offer LIS education or even continuing LIS education via Open Campus?

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