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Teaching with Technology : An Academic Librarian's Guide - Joe Williams

Teaching with Technology

An Academic Librarian's Guide

By: Joe Williams (Editor), Susan Goodwin (Editor)

Paperback Published: 14th August 2007
ISBN: 9781843341727
Number Of Pages: 176

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This practical book introduces readers to the current technology topics and issues facing today's academic instruction and reference librarians. The book provides up-to-date overviews of cutting edge technologies, offers an insight on current educational uses and applications of these new tools, and discusses common problems and pitfalls librarians may encounter when incorporating current technologies into their instruction services. Chapters are written by experienced practitioners, providing detailed information on best practices and common pitfalls using today's technologies. Topics include teaching with streaming video, chat-based virtual reference services, wireless networking, weblogs and course management software.

  • Describes concrete applications of technology for todays academic library instruction programs
  • Discusses the academic librarian's role as both educator and technology innovator
  • Evaluates new technologies from an instructional (rather than a reference or access) services viewpoint

Screencasting 101 : online video tutorials for library instructionp. 1
Blogs, wikis, RSS and podcasting : Web 2.0 tools for academic librarians and educatorsp. 23
Virtual reference and instructionp. 65
Mobile computingp. 87
Beyond the keyboard : optimising technology spaces for collaborative learning, instruction and servicep. 101
Libraries in the course management systems learning environmentp. 125
Academic librarians in the age of videoconferencing : tools for teaching, collaboration and professional developmentp. 139
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ISBN: 9781843341727
ISBN-10: 1843341727
Series: Chandos Information Professional
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 14th August 2007
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 0.97
Weight (kg): 0.25