Teaching with technology

Teaching with technology

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Summary This practical book introduces readers to the current technology topics and issues facing today's academic instruction and reference librarians. The book provides up-to-date overviews of cutting edge technologies, offers an insight on current educational uses and applications of these new tools, and discusses common problems and pitfalls librarians may encounter when incorporating current technologies into their instruction services. Chapters are written by experienced practitioners, providing detailed information on best practices and common pitfalls using today's technologies. Topics include teaching with streaming video, chat-based virtual reference services, wireless networking, weblogs and course management software. Key Features 1. Describes concrete applications of technology for today's academic library instruction programs 2. Discusses the academic librarian's role as both educator and technology innovator 3. Evaluates new technologies from an instructional (rather than a reference or access) services viewpoint 4. Provides tools for assessing the technology needs of an academic library instruction program 5. Identifies further readings related to individual technologies used in library instruction The Editors Joe M. Williams is Assistant Professor and Manager of Education and Technology Services, Texas AaM University Libraries. He has several years' experience integrating technologies with library services and delivering library instruction over the web. Susan P. Goodwin is Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Instructional Services, Texas AaM University Libraries. For the past five years she has developed and delivered instruction and information literacy initiatives for the University Libraries, and worked previously as a course developer for Athabasca University, Canada. Readership The book is intended primarily for academic instruction librarians, reference librarians, as well as technology and systems librarians. It will also be of interest to public, special and school librarians, academic LIS instructors, and higher education (non-library) instructors interested in incorporating technology into their teaching. Contents Screencasting 101: online tutorials for library instruction Blogs, wikis, RSS and podcasting: Web 2.0 tools Virtual reference and instruction Mobile computing Beyond the keyboard: optimising technology spaces for collaborative learning, instruction and service Libraries in the course management systems learning environment Academic librarians in the age of videoconferencing: tools for teaching, collaboration and professional developmentIt is an example of how screencasts can be used to present material that is more a#39; what if than a#39;how toa#39;. a–i Central Michigan University Off-Campus Library Services (http://ocls.cmich.edu/help/overview/index.html). Good example of howanbsp;...

Title:Teaching with technology
Author:Joe M. Williams, Susan P. Goodwin
Publisher:Chandos Pub - 2007


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