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Stephens, Michael; Jones, Kyle M. L. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2015
From the cutting edge of innovations in online education comes the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), a potentially disruptive and transformational mechanism for large-scale learning. What's the role of librarians in a MOOC? What can librarians learn from participating in a large-scale professional development opportunity delivered in an open…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Librarians
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Tunon, Johanna; Ramirez, Laura Lucio; Ryckman, Brian; Campbell, Loy; Mlinar, Courtney – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2015
A formative program evaluation using Stufflebeam's (2010) Context, Input, Process, Product (CIPP) model was conducted to assess the use of digital badges for tracking basic library instructional skills across academic programs at Nova Southeastern University. Based on the evaluation of pilot library modules and Blackboard Learn's badges…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Certification, Portfolios (Background Materials), Formative Evaluation
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Keba, Michelle; Segno, Jamie; Schofield, Michael – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2015
This case study investigates how a team of librarians at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) worked together to assess and optimize their library's current instructional videos in order to create a mobile-first video hosting platform, known as LibraryLearn. Instructional library videos serve as invaluable resources for students who are not present…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Material Development, Multimedia Materials, Usability
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Whited, Catrina; Frederick, Greg – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2015
It's all about the relationships! How the librarian develops connections is key to the embedded process. This paper describes the path one librarian went through from January, 2010 through December, 2013 at the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia. With a little help … ok, a lot of help from coworkers, faculty, IT and most of all…
Descriptors: Librarians, Library Services, Military Personnel, Outreach Programs
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Ludovico, Carrie; Wittig, Carol – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2015
We spend hours teaching students where to go to find resources, but how do students really use those scholarly resources--and other resources--in their papers? Inspired by the Citation Project, University of Richmond liaison librarians examined First-Year Seminar papers to see what types of sources students used in their writing, how they…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Information Sources, Writing Assignments, First Year Seminars
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Baker, Stewart C. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2014
This article argues that accessibility and universality are essential to good Web design. A brief review of library science literature sets the issue of Web accessibility in context. The bulk of the article explains the design philosophies of progressive enhancement and responsive Web design, and summarizes recent updates to WCAG 2.0, HTML5, CSS…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Computer System Design, Computer Software, Computer Software Reviews
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Cuthbertson, William; Falcone, Andrea – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2014
Community, while inherent in assumptions about online education, rarely materializes as an integral component of the experience. Misconceptions and misguided motivations can derail participation and engagement in the online setting. Creating a successful online community is dependent on knowing what works in the face-to-face environment and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Information Literacy, Best Practices, Network Analysis
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Newby, Jill; Eagleson, Laurie; Pfander, Jeanne – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2014
Quality Matters™ (QM) is a nationally recognized organization that certifies online courses for effective design, using an evidenced-based set of standards and a structured peer review process. In this paper, the authors demonstrate how academic librarians involved with online courses can adopt Quality Matters to build capacity for designing…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Curriculum Design, Educational Quality, Librarians
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Li, Judy – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2014
Academic distance learning programs have gained popularity and added to the demand for online library services. Librarians are now conducting instruction for distance learning students beyond their traditional work. Technology advancements have enhanced the delivery mode in distance learning across academic disciplines. Online conference tools…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Baker, Ariana – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2014
Information literacy screencasts were created by librarians and integrated into all of the nursing department's distance learning courses. Before creating more videos, the researcher decided to evaluate the screencasts' effectiveness based on certain video characteristics. The researcher identified four characteristics that might affect…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Librarians
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Nielsen, Jordan – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2014
In 2012, "U.S. News & World Report" ranked nineteen institutions on its Up-and-Coming national universities list. The universities were put on the list based on rankings from experts in higher education administration. The experts were asked to identify institutions that had implemented innovative ideas in the areas of academics,…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Distance Education, Trend Analysis, Educational Trends
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Gonzales, Brighid M. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2014
As Internet and computer technologies have evolved, libraries have incorporated these technologies into the delivery of information literacy instruction. Of particular benefit is the ability of online tutorials to deliver information literacy instruction to students not physically present on campus. A survey of library and information science…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Tutorial Programs, Information Literacy
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Gray, Catherine J.; Montgomery, Molly – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2014
College-level students arrive fairly confident in their research abilities. When the university began a new requirement for information literacy competency in the General Education Requirements, distance library faculty had the opportunity to teach an online section. A technologically savvy health science librarian and technologically challenged…
Descriptors: College Students, Online Courses, Information Literacy, Instructional Effectiveness
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Dalal, Heather A.; Lackie, Robert J. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2014
After a needs assessment exposed that even daily library users were unaware of the best resources, tools, and services, the Rider University Libraries switched gears from a focus on the creation of long step-by-step tutorials, to the creation of short promotional videos for all users, with attention on the needs of distance learners. This project…
Descriptors: Library Services, Library Materials, Educational Resources, Needs Assessment
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Easter, Jennifer; Bailey, Sharon; Klages, Gregory – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2014
Librarians know that collaboration with faculty is crucial when developing effective information literacy initiatives. Our case study, based on the ADDIE model of instructional design, set out to determine if a collaborative approach between faculty and librarians could effectively support students in a distance education course. Set in a small…
Descriptors: Librarians, College Faculty, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Information Literacy
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