ERIC Number: EJ1066635
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Best Practices for Online Information-Literacy Courses
Tobin, Thomas J.
Journal of Interactive Online Learning, v2 n4 Spr 2004
Remote access to resources has become increasingly important in academic libraries, spurred largely by the growth of online education. Through bibliographic instruction (BI) courses, librarians must prepare both on-site and remote patrons in information literacy. Challenges exist for remote-user BI: among them are perceived characteristics of the typical "virtual patron" and limitations of current software and infrastructure. However, recent remote-patron BI models--stand-alone Web pages, video-based programs, and class-integrated electronic modules--offer librarians templates for future best practices.
Descriptors: Best Practices, Online Courses, Information Literacy, Academic Libraries, Bibliographic Databases, Access to Information, Users (Information), Models, Web Sites, Video Technology, Computer Software, Standards, Librarians, Tutorial Programs, Teaching Methods
University of Alabama. 152 Rose Administration, P.O. Box 870104, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. Web site: http://www.ncolr.org/jiol
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A