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The Teaching Librarian

Book Description

Librarians need to utilize web 2.0 tools to generate rich-text learning environments, creating enriching, challenging, and supportive learning platforms for students. The Teaching Librarian shows how to utilize wikis, mindmaps, and Second Life to improve pedagogy for librarians. This title covers how to obtain administration approval to implement web 2.0 tools, how to deal with and prevent technological glitches, and remain aware of relevant legal issues in the UK and the USA. The book also outlines how to create learning interfaces that meet the needs of nontraditional students. The six chapters cover key areas of pedagogy and web 2.0, including: the relevance of LibGuides and its uses for pedagogy; using cloud computing and mobile apps in teaching; teaching with Wikis, Second Life, and Mind Maps; practical issues with web 2.0 technology; and a chapter on the legal issues surrounding the use of web 2.0 for pedagogy.

  • Provides examples of empirical research that tests the implementation of Second Life, wikis, and mind maps in pedagogical scenarios
  • Offers research that enables pedagogy while remaining aware of and complying with current United Kingdom and US legal frameworks
  • Provides case studies and empirical research showing how to gain acceptance of technology in academic environments

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. List of abbreviations
  7. About the authors
  8. Chapter 1: Web 2.0 tools: benefits, detriments, and usage for effective pedagogy
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. Difference between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0
    4. Importance of using Web 2.0 tools
    5. Teaching librarians’ roles in using Web 2.0 technologies
    6. Students’ roles with Web 2.0 tools
    7. Empirical research showing benefits of Web 2.0 learning
    8. Using specific Web 2.0 tools in pedagogy
    9. Organization is key – instructors’ use of wikis
    10. How a face-to-face class can augment the use of a wiki
    11. Learning and cost effectiveness of a wiki
    12. Empirical research on Moodle
    13. Benefits of using a Moodle
    14. Varied Moodle formats
    15. Moodle training
    16. Organization of Moodle
    17. Empirical studies regarding Second Life
    18. Example assignment using Second Life
    19. Implementing the advantages of Adobe Connect
    20. Student use of Adobe Connect to augment presentations
    21. Empirical research supporting the use of mind maps
    22. Potential copyright problem with YouTube
    23. Example assignment using YouTube
    24. Choosing a pertinent Web 2.0 tool
    25. Meeting the needs of non-traditional students
    26. Conclusion
  9. Chapter 2: Using the LibGuides platform for more than just hosting electronic pathfinders
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. Web 2.0 features and support in the LibGuides platform
    4. Relevance and use of the LibGuides platform: a study
    5. Uses for teaching librarians – at the reference desk and beyond
    6. Uses for teaching librarians – in the classroom
    7. Considerations: cost, time, patron use, and copyright and plagiarism
    8. Best practices for using the LibGuides platform in pedagogy
    9. Conclusion
  10. Chapter 3: Cloud computing for teaching librarians
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. Cloud computing defined and explained
    4. Relevance of cloud computing
    5. Uses for teaching librarians and examples of specific cloud services available
    6. Considerations: access, security and privacy, reliability, and training
    7. Best practices for using cloud computing in pedagogy
    8. Conclusion
  11. Chapter 4: Mobile apps for teaching librarians
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. Uses for teaching librarians
    4. Apps geared toward libraries in general
    5. Apps for taking and organizing notes
    6. Apps for organizing ideas and resources
    7. Cloud computing apps
    8. Apps for reading and researching
    9. Course management apps
    10. App builders
    11. Considerations: cost, security and privacy, availability, and reliability
    12. Best practices for using mobile apps in pedagogy
    13. Conclusion
  12. Chapter 5: Preparing faculty, administration, and students for Web 2.0 tools, and an introduction to Web 3.0
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction - preparing the faculty for the technological revolution
    3. Managing the technical glitches - an example involving feedback
    4. How to implement a pre-test/post-test to evaluate a Web 2.0 tool continually
    5. Practical use of this empirical knowledge
    6. Emerging technologies - Web 3.0
    7. Conclusion
  13. Chapter 6: Legal information related to Web 2.0 and Web 3.0
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. US defamation
    4. UK defamation
    5. Cost of litigation
    6. Governmental immunity
    7. Copyright
    8. Hypothetical scenario to understand copyright law
    9. Digital excerpts on e-reserve and licensing agreements
    10. Other US exceptions to copyrights
    11. UK exceptions to copyright for educational purposes
    12. Creative Commons
    13. SPARC Addendum
    14. Images and US copyright
    15. Copyright tips
    16. Conclusion
  14. Appendix: useful websites and other links
  15. Index