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ERIC Number: EJ841668
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1533-290X
Library Support for Distance Learners: What Faculty Think
Hufford, Jon R.
Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, v1 n3 p3-28 2004
In 2001, Texas Tech University Library surveyed faculty who taught distance learning courses. This article reports the findings of the survey. Implicit in the article is the belief that a clear understanding of the needs and expectations of faculty serves as a foundation on which librarians can build a solid program of support for distance learners. This clear understanding may also serve as the basis for better strategies to educate faculty on how librarians can help improve distance learning courses. Unfortunately, what faculty think about library support for distance learning courses is not always clearly understood. To a significant extent, this limited understanding is due to the dearth of information in the professional literature on the subject. More surveys need to be completed and the results published so that distance learning librarians can better understand faculty and better inform them, optimizing support for distance learners. (Contains 7 tables and 15 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas