Open all hours: WebCT and the 24hour library Brian Gillespie @ DIT Learning & teaching showcase 17th Jan 2007.
Changing definitions and directions in education and learning • New learning paradigms • Student control over their learning • Lifelong learning • The VLE • Web 2.0 and emerging technologies • Software as service • The hybrid library
Web 2.0 - emerging technologies(interactive, intuitive, responsive, personalized) • RSS feeds http://www.hennepin.lib.mn.us/pub/search/RSS.cfm • Blogs http://ucdscience.blogspot.com/ • Podcasts http://www.dowling.edu/library/newsblog/podcasts.asp • Wikis http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=Main_Page • Social networking http://www.myspace.com/brooklyncollegelibrary
The hybrid library : a tale of two services • Clicks and bricks - mix of print and electronic resources offered in a variety of formats delivered either locally or remotely • Connecting people with information • Linking content knowledge and learning • Digital collections and full text access • Institutional collaboration and cooperation
Coming over the horizonnew discovery and delivery tools • Aquabrowser http://www.medialab.nl/ • Endeca guided navigation http://endeca.com/ • Encore (in development) http://www.iii.com/ • Watson Intellext http://www.intellext.com/ • University of Rochesterhttp://www.extensiblecatalog.info/
LTT, WebCT, and the librarycooperation, collaboration, communication • year 1 aspirational and planning • year 2 progress and implementation • year 3 consolidation • year 4 experimentation with emerging technologies
LTT, WebCT and the librarywhat we’ve learned • Advantages of online learning • Enhancing the student experience • Beware of technology for technologies sake • Focus on content and material not the tech or platform • The joys of the 3C’s
LTT, WebCT, and the librarywhat we’ve done • Links in modules to library resources and reading lists • Virtual library tour • The 24 hour library • “Making information work” guide and tutorial • NDLR • http://webcourses.dit.ie/webct/public/home.pl