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Information skills through electronic environments: considerations, pitfalls and benefits

Smart, M and Hunt, C 2008, 'Information skills through electronic environments: considerations, pitfalls and benefits' , in: Libraries without walls 7 , Facet, London, pp. 105-113.

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Abstract

The increasing availability of resources in electronic format has obvious benefits for distance learners in particular but, in order to maximise those benefits, library induction and ongoing support are essential. The use of virtual classroom sessions to provide library support to off-campus students is a relatively new concept: however, meeting students live online allows us to provide advice, guidance and training from induction through to completion of their studies. In this chapter, we describe our approach, discussing what has worked and what has been less successful as well as outlining some of our plans for the future.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Brophy, P, Craven, J and Markland, M
Additional Information: conference paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: distance learning; Wimba Live Classroom; Information Skills
Themes: Subjects / Themes > Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Subjects / Themes > L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Subjects / Themes > Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources > ZA4450 Databases
Subjects / Themes > Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources > ZA4050 Computer network resources
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Support Divisions > The Library
Publisher: Facet
Refereed: No
ISBN: 9781856046237
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Depositing User: AL Sherwin
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2009 10:55
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:01
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URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/2472

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