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Marzal, Miguel-Ángel; Cardama, Sara Martínez – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2022
The article describes a proposal for a skills-based training course, including the methodology involved and results obtained. In this online course, the areas of competence and the teaching method adopted draw from the precepts of visual literacy. Gamification is the approach adopted to encourage student participation in and engagement with the…
Descriptors: Game Based Learning, Visual Literacy, Skill Development, Online Courses
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Bennett, Jessica L. – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2022
The following study aimed to assess both instructor and student perceptions of virtual library instruction sessions. The primary question was are there perceived benefit of synchronous library instruction versus watching the recording of the same session. Two anonymous, mixed-method surveys were distributed: one to instructor and one to students.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Web Based Instruction, Academic Libraries
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Kont, Kate-Riin; Piirsalu, Siret – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2022
Although patrons have considered the availability and quality of professional literature and library services to be very good, the current survey was conducted under special circumstances. During the Spring of 2020, the library was closed and access to remote services became more relevant. The current study, which was conducted at Tallinn Health…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Library Services, Academic Libraries, User Satisfaction (Information)
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Dube, Tinyiko Vivian – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2022
This paper identified the training strategies for distance education academic libraries that could improve remote clients' access to information resources during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The positivism research paradigm anchored this study and employed a quantitative approach. Eighty-two (82) online questionnaire was sent…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Distance Education, Library Personnel
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Mubofu, Christian; Malekani, Andrew – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2022
The purpose of this paper is to explore the accessibility of library resources and support services by distance learners at the Open University of Tanzania (OUT). The study utilized a survey approach in soliciting information from distance learners. A total of 33 learners from OUT responded to the survey. The study revealed that OUT offered…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Library Materials, Library Services, Distance Education
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Dempsey, Annie; Heil, Catherine – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2021
This article describes the creation and piloting of a series of online information literacy instructional modules intentionally incorporating Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles. Using UDL frameworks to guide different elements of the online modules, the authors have been able to accommodate the challenging learning differences,…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Information Literacy, Access to Education, Cooperation
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Budhai, Stephanie Smith; Williams, Maureen – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2021
The onset of the 2020 pandemic caused traditional in-person library instruction to expeditiously move to virtual environments. In an effort to maintain the personalized human touch and interactions that occur between librarians, students, and faculty, the constructs of teaching presence were embedded into online informational literacy sessions at…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Virtual Classrooms
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Stadler, Derek; O'Reilly, M. Anne – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2021
This study looks at the effectiveness of online learning at the community college level and at how instructors can design courses to help students succeed and persist. Using a one-credit course that teaches effective research skills, this study examines whether two-year college students follow the same pattern as four-year students, accessing…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Online Courses, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Adigun, Ganiyu Ojo; Tella, Adeyinka – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2021
Library and information support services (LISS) to distance learners (DLs) and tutors are mandatory for qualitative learning and teaching. From the literature, LISS needs of Open and Distance Learners (ODLs) and their tutors (such as user education and information literacy instruction) were not adequately researched in Nigeria. This study,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Library Instruction, Information Literacy, User Satisfaction (Information)
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Wheeler, Alex; Kyprianou-Chavda, Voula – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2021
This article explores the response of the Science and Engineering Library team at Manchester Metropolitan University to the COVID-19 pandemic. It examines how the team's experience supporting distance-learning programmes acted as both a dress rehearsal and a road map for Library provision during the pandemic. In particular, the changing role of…
Descriptors: Distance Education, COVID-19, Pandemics, Research Libraries
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Ezell, Jon – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2021
This case study reflects on a long-term collaborative partnership between librarians and writing program administrators to plan, build, implement, and significantly revise two course-specific online learning modules. Of particular interest are contrasts between phase-delineated instructional systems design frameworks, such as ADDIE, and the often…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Electronic Learning, Instructional Design, Academic Libraries
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Linsinbigler, Valerie; Lowder, Christopher; Mattson, Janna; Murphy-Lang, Anna; LoPresto, Samuel – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2021
Library tutorials offer on demand and as-needed instruction, a necessity as higher education continues to extend the reach of online learning. Our institution has increased its online course offerings alongside a university-wide shift in pedagogical and student-centered philosophy. To align our library tutorials webpage with these advances, we…
Descriptors: Tutorial Programs, Library Instruction, Academic Libraries, Access to Education
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Ziegler, Amanda – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2021
Research on library impact on online-only graduate student success has been limited. This paper will present a structure to evaluate the effect early program instruction and contact with library professionals and library resources has on success metrics for graduate students in online-only graduate programs at a regionally accredited nonprofit…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Electronic Learning
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Tella, Adeyinka; Tsabedze, Vusi; Ngoaketsi, Joseph; Enakrire, Rexwhite Tega – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2021
This study investigated predictors of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) utilization by distance education librarians and drew out implications on library services in distance learning in Eswatini'. Eswatini is a small country in the Southern part of Africa where only a few studies on MOOCs have been conducted focusing on perceived usefulness,…
Descriptors: Value Judgment, Reputation, Institutional Characteristics, Tutors
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Mansour, Essam – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2021
The goal of this study is to investigate the use of online learning platforms by Arab public universities during the Novel Coronavirus outbreak from the perspective of faculty members of library & information sciences. A quantitative research approach was used in the form of an online survey conducted in April 2020 on 121 members, 72 males,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Web 2.0 Technologies, Social Media, Videoconferencing
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