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  1. WebCT Courseware and Library Instruction GUGM 2006 Laura Burtle Assoc. Univ. Librarian, Georgia State University Cliff Landis Reference Librarian, Valdosta State University 05/18/2006 L. Burtle & C. Landis 1

  2. WebCT Courseware and Library Instruction GUGM 2006 • Going to where the students (and faculty) are • Over 5500 WebCT sections in University System in Fall 2006 • Over 1500 sections at Georgia State • Point of need instruction 05/18/2006 L. Burtle & C. Landis 2

  3. WebCT Courseware and Library Instruction GUGM 2006 • Adding Library Resources to WebCT courses • Organizer Page • Easiest method • Use existing materials as they are • Learning Module • Fully integrated 05/18/2006 L. Burtle & C. Landis 3

  4. WebCT Courseware and Library Instruction GUGM 2006 Organizer Page Link out to library pages Open new window Student “loses” WebCT Embed library pages within WebCT Branding issues 05/18/2006 L. Burtle & C. Landis 4

  5. Template overload!

  6. WebCT Courseware and Library Instruction GUGM 2006 • Adding Library Resources to WebCT courses • Learning Module • Create page within WebCT 05/18/2006 L. Burtle & C. Landis 7

  7. WebCT Courseware and Library Instruction GUGM 2006 • Types of Content • Research Guides • Persistent Links/Open-URLs • Persistent Searches • Link to Electronic Reserves • Anything with a URL • Content is always “pulled” from the URL • Update on your site – updated in WebCT 05/18/2006 L. Burtle & C. Landis 9

  8. Using EZProxy prefix for off-campus access

  9. 1 2 DONE 3

  10. WebCT Courseware and Library Instruction GUGM 2006 • Adding Library Services to WebCT courses • Ask-a-librarian link • Librarian access to class discussion board • Librarian email (WebCT or not) • Office hours in Chat 05/18/2006 L. Burtle & C. Landis 12

  11. WebCT Courseware and Library Instruction GUGM 2006 When You’ve Finally Got ‘em by the Grades: Teaching a Graduate-Level Information Literacy Course 05/18/2006 L. Burtle & C. Landis 13

  12. WebCT Courseware and Library Instruction GUGM 2006 Background: • ITED 7900: Library Research Methods for Online Students • Timeline: 2002-present • Developers: • Department of Curriculum and Instruction Technology • Odum Library • Completely online and asynchronous. 05/18/2006 L. Burtle & C. Landis 14

  13. WebCT Courseware and Library Instruction GUGM 2006 Structure: • Six weeks (June & July). • Introduction to online research • Information types, constructing a search strategy • Online catalogs, books & theses • Dissertations, periodicals & online databases • Online databases (cont’d) & information evaluation • Internet resources, Government documents, & Tests and Measurements • Weekly discussion boards • Weekly worksheets • Search Log • Analysis of Research Process • Annotated Bibliography 05/18/2006 L. Burtle & C. Landis 15

  14. WebCT Courseware and Library Instruction GUGM 2006 Making it Interesting: • Students research their own topics. • Keeping a lighthearted attitude. • “…they were so interesting in fact that I downloaded an article to go through on my own time (Gasp!).” –Student • “MUHAHAHA! MY EVIL LIBRARIAN POWERS ARE WORKING! BEHOLD, RESEARCHING AND LEARNING ARE FUN! *evil grin* >:-) “ –My response • Introducing websites for weekly discussion. • The Information Cycle • EPIC 2014 • The WayBack Machine • Wikipedia • RYT Hospital • Snopes 05/18/2006 L. Burtle & C. Landis 16

  15. WebCT Courseware and Library Instruction GUGM 2006 Students Can Help: • Peer Help discussion board • Allowed students to answer each others’ questions. • Kept the weekly discussion board free from discussion of technical problems. • Suggestion Box (anonymous): • Allowed me to find out what students wanted done differently • No waiting until the end of the semester. • Can improve the course mid-flow. 05/18/2006 L. Burtle & C. Landis 17

  16. WebCT Courseware and Library Instruction GUGM 2006 Advice: • Be aware of your workload. • Don’t count on students to be: • techno-savvy, • familiar with your citation style of choice, • or even good writers. • Be prepared to update the course material yearly, and throughout the course. 05/18/2006 L. Burtle & C. Landis 18

  17. WebCT Courseware and Library Instruction GUGM 2006 Reactions: • By having a semester-long course on information literacy, students were able to engage the concepts of the course. • By having a grade, students were more compelled to master the material. • Students wished that they had taken the course earlier in their educational careers, or that the course were required. • Students had a head-start on literature reviews for their theses and dissertations. 05/18/2006 L. Burtle & C. Landis 19

  18. WebCT Courseware and Library Instruction GUGM 2006 Questions? 05/18/2006 L. Burtle & C. Landis 20