Monday, March 05, 2007

Canned Instruction to be Ingested Anywhere: Delivering Library Instruction via Streaming Media

I found this presentation PowerPoint (Canned Instruction to be Ingested Anywhere: Delivering Library Instruction via Streaming Media) from the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) 32nd Annual Conference from November 3, 2006. The presenters were Bruce Jeppesen, Kathyanne Dobda, and Preston White of Cleveland State University. I found it of interest.

Abstract: In an attempt to accommodate the learning styles of today’s millennium students and other non-traditional students, this library provides online library instruction via rich media presentations. Students are able to obtain point of need instruction from any PC on or off campus. Through links on the library’s homepage, students can get online instruction in the use of the OPAC, research databases or any other information literacy component the library creates. This system allows the delivery of Library instruction to students in distance learning programs or any student who prefers on-screen help. Moreover it can used to supplement in-house instructional programs, by providing a source for review of concepts presented in an instruction setting. It also provides faculty with an opportunity to incorporate this tool into their own information literacy programs

1 comment:

Jennie W said...

While I like the idea of this, I wonder how many students actually use it and how much they get out of it since it is "canned."