Web-Based Instruction: A Guide for Libraries

Web-Based Instruction: A Guide for Libraries

by Susan Sharpless Smith

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Web-Based Instruction: A Guide for Libraries by Susan Sharpless Smith

Expanding on the popular, practical how-to guide for public, academic, school, and special libraries, technology expert Susan Sharpless Smith offers library instructors the confidence to take Web-based instruction into their own hands. Smith has thoroughly updated Web-Based Instruction: A Guide for Libraries to include new tools and trends, including current browsers, access methods, hardware, and software. She also supplies tips to secure project funding and provides strategic guidance for all types of libraries. This completely revised edition also

Builds Web instruction advice on a foundation of the latest research in how learning takes place
Translates technical Web-speak into plain English, so even nonexperts can make effective use of the Web in their teaching
Includes an accompanying Web gallery, providing examples of screen shots and links to exemplary programs
Shows instructors best practices for incorporating the Web into teaching

A proven winner, this newly revised hands-on manual remains indispensable. Librarians facing the challenge of creating a Web-based instruction program will find easy-to-understand guidance to deliver a productive and memorable experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780838990803
Publisher: ALA Editions
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Susan Sharpless Smith is the Director of Research, Instruction and Technology Services for Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. Her long term interests have been exploring the potential the Web offers for the provision of library services and instruction. She received the 2008 ACRL IS Innovation Award for her work as an embedded librarian in a two week sociology course that traveled by bus through the Deep South. Smith received a master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from University of North Carolina-Greensboro and a master’s degree in Educational Technology Leadership from George Washington University.

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations

1 Setting the Stage
2 Library Instruction on the Web
3 Project Framework
4 Selecting Project Development Tools
5 Designing the User Experience
6 Multimedia: Using Graphics, Sound, Animation, and Video
7 Interactivity
8 Evaluation, Testing, and Assessment

Appendix: List of Resources
Works Cited

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