the future of libraries in the digital age
Your Name and Title: Dr. Indira Koneru, Online Course Facilitator
Organization Name: Integrating Technology for All
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Hyderabad, India, Asia
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): Academic Librarians; Online Instructors
Short Session Description: Embedding a librarian, library resources, instructional services and information literacy tutorials in Moodle Courses.
Full Session Description: We have witnessed decline in the demand for library products and services, as students excessively depend on net-based services and tools. Net generations think Google is all they need!
Are netgen students good at information researching? Research studies reveal that 84% college students had difficulty just getting started on assignments and another 66% had problems in defining a topic. Providing students with the point-of-need instructional service and guiding them through the information research process helps students acquire inquiry skills required for realizing their learning objectives. In the networked era, we need to embed ourselves in the virtual learning spaces, so as to connect with the students and make library resources and services accessible from within the courses.
Higher Education institutions across the world rely on at least one LMS for offering online or blended learning programs. Adoption of Moodle (open source LMS) is growing at a significant pace when compared to Blackboard and other proprietary LMS. This is an attempt to present the ways experimented for embedding librarians, library resources, point-of-need instructional services and information literacy tutorials in Moodle.
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