Building a required, virtual, voice‐supported library skills course: an Israeli experience

Haya Asner (Librarian‐in‐Charge of General Reference and Bibliographic Instruction, Aranne Library, Ben‐Gurion University of the Negev, Be'er Sheva, Israel)
Tsviya Polani (Senior Reference Librarian in the General Reference Room, Ben‐Gurion University of the Negev, Be'er Sheva, Israel)

Reference Services Review

ISSN: 0090-7324

Publication date: 1 September 2004

Abstract

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.

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Citation

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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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2004, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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