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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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Dube, Tinyiko Vivian – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2021
This article aims to present the Open Distance eLearning library processes for requesting information resources using the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC). OPAC is known as a platform used by library clients to check the availability of information resources from the entire library collection. ODeL libraries also use the OPAC, not as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Libraries, Academic Libraries, Library Services
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Shepard, Allison L.; Milewski, Steven D. – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2021
This article describes the development of online modules to introduce students to information and resources needed to be successful while pursuing a Bachelors or Masters Degree in social work at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK). The course was developed by faculty at the University Libraries in collaboration with the Bachelor of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Social Work, Bachelors Degrees
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Oliveira, Silas M.; Greenidge, Norma – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2020
Studies from many parts of the world report the success and concerns librarians face when connecting online with the universities' off-campus students. This 20-year review attempts to determine the extent to which academic libraries around the world serve the information needs of graduate students enrolled in distance-learning programs and to…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Distance Education, Graduate Students, Academic Libraries
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Johnson, Cantrell – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2020
Over 1,200 community colleges nationwide enroll over ten million students annually, with more than one in four students taking online courses. Given postsecondary education's increased focus on resources beyond the classroom, a logical line of exploration is the link between academic library usage and library aptitudes and attitudes. This study…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Users (Information), Academic Libraries, Community Colleges
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Oladipo, Adenike Julianah; Okiki, Olatokunbo Christopher – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2020
Global information resources and sophisticated technology have accelerated the availability and utilization of Online Information Resources (OIR) in the Open Distance Learning environment. The study examines the contributions of OIR to Open Distance and Lifelong Learning in relation to three purposively selected dual-mode institutions in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Withorn, T.; Willenborg, A. – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2020
This qualitative study explores how online learning is defined at academic libraries in the U.S. and examines the current roles and challenges of online learning librarians. Findings from in-depth interviews reveal that approaches to online learning in academic libraries vary in terms of audience and instructional strategies, and that online…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Role, Electronic Learning
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Chidi Nuel-Jean, Okoye; Okoye, Michael Onuchukwu – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2020
This study investigated the relevance of libraries and librarians in distance education programs of Nigerian universities. Investigation was carried out in Federal Universities in the South East Geopolitical Zone of Nigeria using a descriptive survey research design. Five research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. 138 librarians…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Distance Education
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Tsabedze, Vusi – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2020
This paper is based on a study that is aimed at developing a framework for quality assurance of Library and Information Science (LIS) education in an Open Distance e-Learning (ODeL) environment. The study was anchored on the interpretive research paradigm and entailed a literature review. LIS, as a field of study that is delivered on an ODeL…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality Assurance, Library Education, Information Science Education
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Peters, Timothy; Dickinson, Thad E. – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2020
The Distance Library Services Conference was founded in 1982 by the librarians of the Off-Campus Library Services department at Central Michigan University. From its inception through its 18th conference in 2018, Central Michigan University planned and administered this conference for the benefit of librarians serving distance learners and faculty…
Descriptors: Library Services, Conferences (Gatherings), Distance Education, Academic Libraries
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Hays, Lauren; Handler, Katelyn – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2020
Librarians recognize that they occupy an online presence in the lives of students, particularly with the rise in use of online resources and increased library integration with campus learning management systems. Self-regulated learning are personal behaviors that move individuals toward their goals. As students increasingly work at a distance,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Integrated Learning Systems, Information Literacy, Learning Strategies
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Tsabedze, Vusi; Adeyinka, Tella – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2020
Eswatini has been impacting and sourcing Library and information science education in training from foreign institutions due to a shortage of institutions offering Library and Information Science (LIS) training. The relevance of sending people for training in other countries has been a great concern for the government of Eswatini. The expense and…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Library Education
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Force, Donald; Wiles, Bradley J. – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2020
This presentation reports on a survey of academic librarians and their attitudes on several interrelated professional issues in the online for-profit college and university environment. Librarians from this sector offer a unique perspective on librarianship best practices for online educational delivery. They also present a clearheaded…
Descriptors: Virtual Universities, Proprietary Schools, Library Role, Academic Libraries
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Ziegenfuss, Donna Harp – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2020
Providing library research support for graduate students during a thesis/dissertation or capstone project is a scaffolded and long-term process. Librarians meet with students several times as they journey through this liminal space to becoming scholars. Currently, COVID-19 adds to this already high-stakes and stressful experience. This case study…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Research, Online Searching, Information Sources
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