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E-Books And A Distance Education Program: A Library's Failure Rate In Supplying Course Readings For One Program., Judith M. Nixon Jan 2015

E-Books And A Distance Education Program: A Library's Failure Rate In Supplying Course Readings For One Program., Judith M. Nixon

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When Purdue University’s College of Education decided to offer its first fully online master’s program in Learning Design and Technology, the education librarian volunteered to find and organize all the course readings by creating a LibGuide web page with links to the readings for each course. This paper analyzes these course readings, delivered to distance education students through links to the library’s electronic holdings, between January 2012 and June 2014. It categorizes the readings as journal articles, books (or chapters in books), and other openly available scholarly resources on the web. Since this book is primarily about ...