Librarians at four academic institutions present their experiences using four courseware products (Web Course in a Box, Blackboard, eCollege.com, and WebCT) to teach information literacy skills. Objectives, methods, content, and student populations vary from place to place. In all four cases, with some reservations, librarians deem courseware a valuable tool for delivery of library instruction. They agree on the following primary advantages: support for interactivity; support for assessment/grade management; support for distance education; relatively quick development time; relatively low technical skill requirement; and raise the following concerns: inability to integrate quiz questions into the text of lessons; and diminution of interpersonal contact.
Getty, N., Burd, B., Burns, S. and Piele, L. (2000), "Using courseware to deliver library instruction via the Web: four examples", Reference Services Review, Vol. 28 No. 4, pp. 349-360. https://doi.org/10.1108/00907320010359678Download as .RIS
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