Web-based Instruction: A Guide for Libraries (Google eBook)

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American Library Association, 2010 - Education - 236 pages
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Expanding on the popular, practial how-to guide for public, academic, school, and special libraries, technology expert 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 intructors 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.

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Fabulous book! I highly recomend to any librarian embarking on a web project. The concepts & principles covered are applicable to most types of web resource development. Read full review


Setting the Stage
Library Instruction on the Web
Project Framework
Selecting Project Development Tools
Designing the User Experience
Multimedia Using Graphics Sound Animation and Video
Evaluation Testing and Assessment
List of Resources
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About the author (2010)

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.

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