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Bridging the gap: integrating the library into Moodle learning management system a study

Raj Kishor Kampa (Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur, India)

Library Hi Tech News

ISSN: 0741-9058

Article publication date: 5 June 2017

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to study how a library can be best integrated into eLearning platform, thereby making it easier for both the instructors and students to search the library resources with ease. Further, it explores the perceived usefulness of library integration in the eLearning platform and ease of access of library resources and services through the integrated system by students.

Design/methodology/approach

The study has adopted quantitative research design to garner the perceptions of students towards library integration system in eLearning and its perceived usefulness of integration. In total, 156 responses were collected from both first-year and second-year students of the institute. Collected data were analysed using descriptive statistics and ANOVA.

Findings

The author argues that by integrating library in Moodle LMS, the library plays a more significant role in the eLearning environment, especially in facilitating access to electronic resources to the students. Research findings suggest that respondents had positive perceptions towards the library integration in eLearning.

Practical implications

This paper offers technical strategies for integrating library in learning management system (LMS), thereby strengthening relation with faculties, increasing relevance with students and improving visibility of library.

Originality/value

In the eLearning environment, this paper will be of immense value for the librarians who are looking for establishing their presence in LMS.

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Citation

Kampa, R.K. (2017), "Bridging the gap: integrating the library into Moodle learning management system a study", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 34 No. 4, pp. 16-21. https://doi.org/10.1108/LHTN-11-2016-0055

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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