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Going The Distance: Best Practices In Designing And Sharing Reusable Learning Objects, Philip Russell Dec 2014

Going The Distance: Best Practices In Designing And Sharing Reusable Learning Objects, Philip Russell

Philip Russell

This paper presents an overview of the suite of online interactive tutorials that have been developed at the Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT Dublin); with a particular emphasis on best practices for pedagogy and instructional design in terms of creating eLearning tools. The author also details how these learning objects have been made available for reuse on a national and international basis as open educational resources via online repositories


Remembering Evelyn, Lisa K. Miller Nov 2014

Remembering Evelyn, Lisa K. Miller

DLPS Faculty Publications

This is a Powerpoint presentation shown at the November 21, 2014 Evelyn Thurman Young Readers Book Award Luncheon held in the Kentucky Building at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The travel slides were loaned to WKU Libraries by Miss Thurman's nephews, Jeff Newton and Steve Newton.


A Literary Tour Of Ireland, Lisa K. Miller Oct 2014

A Literary Tour Of Ireland, Lisa K. Miller

DLPS Faculty Publications

This Powerpoint presentation offers an overview of some of Ireland's greatest writers, from Dublin, Limerick and the West, and Belfast and the North. Includes an audio file of W.B. Yeats reading "The Lake Isle of Innisfree." The Powerpoint is available below under "Additional Files."


So, I Can't Just Do Homework?: Training And Using Student Workers To The Fullest, Jessi Zimmerman, Joni D. Myers, Anne Stenzel Oct 2014

So, I Can't Just Do Homework?: Training And Using Student Workers To The Fullest, Jessi Zimmerman, Joni D. Myers, Anne Stenzel

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Panelists for this discussion presentation will kick things off by talking about how they acquire their student workers, describing training plans, and sharing some tips and techniques about what has worked and what has been less successful. Attendees will be encouraged to participate in a dialogue about the topic and to compare notes about “best practices”.


“If You Build It, They Will Use: Creating And Sharing Open Educational Resources To Advance Information Literacy”, Philip Russell Oct 2014

“If You Build It, They Will Use: Creating And Sharing Open Educational Resources To Advance Information Literacy”, Philip Russell

Conference Papers

Since 2010, the library at the Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT Dublin) in South County Dublin, Republic of Ireland, has been developing a suite of interactive online information literacy tutorials covering research, referencing, plagiarism and core academic skills. These open educational resources (OERs) provide users with a vibrant, challenging learning environment and facilitate flexible, 24/7, independent learning. The learning objects are accessible via multiple delivery platforms and are available for reuse under Creative Commons licence via national and international teaching and learning repositories.

This paper outlines the development of these OERs and how the creation of these learning tools ...


Open Education Resources At Umass Amherst: Seeking Alternatives To High-Cost Textbooks, Charlotte Roh Oct 2014

Open Education Resources At Umass Amherst: Seeking Alternatives To High-Cost Textbooks, Charlotte Roh

Open Access Week

No abstract provided.


If You Build It, They Will Use: Creating And Sharing Open Educational Resources To Advance Information Literacy, Philip Russell Sep 2014

If You Build It, They Will Use: Creating And Sharing Open Educational Resources To Advance Information Literacy, Philip Russell

Philip Russell

Since 2010, the library at the Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT Dublin) in South County Dublin, Republic of Ireland, has been developing a suite of interactive online information literacy tutorials covering research, referencing, plagiarism and core academic skills. These open educational resources (OERs) provide users with a vibrant, challenging learning environment and facilitate flexible, 24/7, independent learning. The learning objects are accessible via multiple delivery platforms and are available for reuse under Creative Commons licence via national and international teaching and learning repositories. This paper outlines the development of these OERs and how the creation of these learning tools ...


E-Volving Information Literacy Tutorials With E-Maginative And E-Ngaging Design, Damecia Donahue, Axa Liauw, Rebeca Peacock, Jill Wurm May 2014

E-Volving Information Literacy Tutorials With E-Maginative And E-Ngaging Design, Damecia Donahue, Axa Liauw, Rebeca Peacock, Jill Wurm

Library Scholarly Publications

Presentation on May 22nd, 2014, at The Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU), at Western University, Ontario, Canada.


Teaching Information Synthesis, Anne Diekema, Kacy Lundstrom, Connie Woxland May 2014

Teaching Information Synthesis, Anne Diekema, Kacy Lundstrom, Connie Woxland

Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Open Education Initiative At Umass Amherst, Charlotte Roh Apr 2014

Open Education Initiative At Umass Amherst, Charlotte Roh

Charlotte Roh

Presentation on the Open Education Initiative at UMass Amherst for the Massachusetts Library System event Bending Boundaries: Libraries as Publishers


Talk To Me: Using Ohms To Index An Oral History Project, Lisa Karen Miller Apr 2014

Talk To Me: Using Ohms To Index An Oral History Project, Lisa Karen Miller

DLPS Faculty Publications

The presentation discusses using the University of Kentucky's Oral History Metadata Synchronizer to index the interviews comprising the Western Kentucky University Libraries Oral History Project, conducted by Lisa Karen Miller in 2013.


Powerpoint Slides For Big Data, Big Libraries, Big Problems?: The 2014 Libtech Anti-Talk?, Nathan A. Rinne Mr. Mar 2014

Powerpoint Slides For Big Data, Big Libraries, Big Problems?: The 2014 Libtech Anti-Talk?, Nathan A. Rinne Mr.

Nathan A Rinne Mr.

The desire to create automatons is a familiar theme in human history, and during the age of the Enlightenment mechanical automatons became not only an “emblem of the cosmos”, but a symbol of man’s confidence that he would unlock nature’s greatest mysteries and fully harness her power. And yet only a century later, automatons had begun to represent human repression and servitude, a theme later picked up by writers of science fiction. Man’s confidence undeterred, the endgame of the modern scientific and technological mindset, or MSTM, seems to be increasingly coming into view with the rise of ...


Assessing The Value Of Electronic Music Resources Through Data: A Case Study At Two University Libraries, Veronica A. Wells, Terry Merkey, Kimmy Szeto Feb 2014

Assessing The Value Of Electronic Music Resources Through Data: A Case Study At Two University Libraries, Veronica A. Wells, Terry Merkey, Kimmy Szeto

University Libraries Librarian and Staff Presentations

No abstract provided.


Creating And Sharing Information Literacy Open Educational Resources, Philip Russell Feb 2014

Creating And Sharing Information Literacy Open Educational Resources, Philip Russell

Conference Papers

From June 2010 until the present, a suite of online reusable learning objects (RLOs) has been created at the Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT Dublin) library covering a range of information literacy (IL) competencies. These RLOs have helped to facilitate student transition from second to third level, advance IL and enrich the student learning experience. The paper outlines the development of these resources, how these learning objects have been integrated into academic modules at ITT Dublin and how they have been shared and reused as open educational resources at national and international level. The author also discusses future plans for ...


Open Education Initiative, Charlotte Roh Jan 2014

Open Education Initiative, Charlotte Roh

Charlotte Roh

Open Education Initiative Spring 2014 Presentation for the information session on April 4, 2014


Starting From Scratch: Meaningful Integration Of Information Literacy Through Collaborative Course And Assignment Design, Chris Sweet, Meghan Burke Dec 2013

Starting From Scratch: Meaningful Integration Of Information Literacy Through Collaborative Course And Assignment Design, Chris Sweet, Meghan Burke

Christopher A. Sweet

Instruction librarians are all too familiar with well-intentioned research papers and assignments that reduce information literacy to a simplistic checklist (must include 4 peer-reviewed sources) or set of skills (use interlibrary loan, cite materials properly). Librarians and classroom faculty should recognize that information literacy cannot just be magically imparted to students through a single assignment or library instruction session. Becoming information literate requires repeated practice in a variety of contexts. How often have you wished for the opportunity to just sit down with a faculty member and start from scratch when designing an assignment –or even better- an entire course ...


Starting From Scratch: Meaningful Integration Of Information Literacy Through Collaborative Course And Assignment Design, Chris Sweet, Meghan Burke Dec 2013

Starting From Scratch: Meaningful Integration Of Information Literacy Through Collaborative Course And Assignment Design, Chris Sweet, Meghan Burke

Meghan A. Burke

Instruction librarians are all too familiar with well-intentioned research papers and assignments that reduce information literacy to a simplistic checklist (must include 4 peer-reviewed sources) or set of skills (use interlibrary loan, cite materials properly). Librarians and classroom faculty should recognize that information literacy cannot just be magically imparted to students through a single assignment or library instruction session. Becoming information literate requires repeated practice in a variety of contexts. How often have you wished for the opportunity to just sit down with a faculty member and start from scratch when designing an assignment –or even better- an entire course ...