The Browsable Classroom: An Introduction to e-Learning for Librarians

The Browsable Classroom: An Introduction to e-Learning for Librarians

by Linda W. Braun, Carolyn Noah
     
 

ISBN-10: 1555704255

ISBN-13: 9781555704254

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Neal-Schuman Publishers

This work examines new roles for libraries and librarians, discussing techniques for managing classrooms on the Internet. Each chapter explores a specific facet of distance education that librarians need to understand so that they can plan and implement services for distance learners and teachers. After a chapter explaining synchronous and asynchronous learning…  See more details below

Overview

This work examines new roles for libraries and librarians, discussing techniques for managing classrooms on the Internet. Each chapter explores a specific facet of distance education that librarians need to understand so that they can plan and implement services for distance learners and teachers. After a chapter explaining synchronous and asynchronous learning environments, a variety of distance learning models are described, and suggestions are given for designing services for distance education students and teachers. Braun is an educational technology consultant working with schools and libraries. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555704254
Publisher:
Neal-Schuman Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
Neal-Schuman Netguide Series
Pages:
171
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
1Go the Distance: Education Options Online1
Synchronous Learning Environments2
Asynchronous Learning Environments9
2Think Strategically: Successful Distance Education Models for the Library Community19
Courses for Adult Learners20
Courses Offered from the American Association of School Librarians and the Young Adult Library Services Association24
Courses Offered by Libraries and Librarians26
Courses Offered by Accredited Library and Information Programs35
What's Next38
3Lead On: The Library's Growing Role in Distance Education41
Who Are These People, Anyway?42
High School Distance Learning Programs43
Library Resources for Distance Learners46
Traditional Library Resources to Support Distance Learners46
Non-Traditional Library Roles to Support Distance Learners53
Standards for Distance Learning Library Services60
Copyright61
Collaboration62
4Be Creative: Effective Distance Education Program Design67
Background Issues68
The Players69
Potential Audience74
Technical Considerations75
Charting the Course77
Putting the Pieces Together95
Going Live98
Barriers to Success100
Outcomes for First-Time Distance Learning Providers104
5Renew and Retool: New Skills for the Distance Educator107
Starting From Scratch: Selecting and Preparing Content108
Considering the Student115
Communicating Professionally116
6Handle with Care: Assessment of Distance Education Students' Needs129
Student Readiness130
Once the Program Begins139
7Look Ahead: The Future of the Browsable Classroom145
The Facts of Distance Learning145
Expanding Options for Distance Learners146
Libraries Get Involved147
Building the Online Library148
Teaching in the Virtual Classroom149
Good Candidates for Distance Learning150
AppGlossary of Useful Distance Education Terms153
Bibliography159
Notes and Credits161
Index163
About the Authors171

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