Web-based Instruction: A Guide for Libraries

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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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Contents

Setting the Stage
1
Library Instruction on the Web
11
Project Framework
27
Selecting Project Development Tools
47
Designing the User Experience
81
Multimedia Using Graphics Sound Animation and Video
119
Interactivity
151
Evaluation Testing and Assessment
177
List of Resources
187
Glossary
207
Works Cited
219
Index
225
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