New students at Ben‐Gurion University of the Negev, Be'er Sheva, Israel, are required to take a completely virtual library skills course that utilizes new voice technology developed in Israel. The course, which the student may take from any computer at his/her convenience, is made up of lessons (PowerPoint screens and accompanying spoken explanations), hands‐on exercises and a final exam. This article explains why and how the course was designed and suggests further improvements of the system.
Asner, H. and Polani, T. (2004), "Building a required, virtual, voice‐supported library skills course: an Israeli experience", Reference Services Review, Vol. 32 No. 3, pp. 256-263. https://doi.org/10.1108/00907320410553669
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