Online Orientation Plus Online Course Equals On Ground Library
Karyn Holt, Clements Paul, Gary Childs, Drexel University, United States
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-83-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
Eighty-one percent of all higher education institutions now offer online classes. The National Center for Educational Statistics reported a 17% increase in students greater than age 25 between 1990-2004 (NCES, 2008) and projects an increase of 15% more between 2004-2014. The days of the podium presenter as "teacher" are forever gone. Reviewing literature in the fields of education, library science, and nursing reveals data suggesting that the role of teaching online is facilitative. A guiding subject expert versed in the pedagogy of scaffolding content is the necessary component, using a constructivist pedagogical framework (Downing, 2001) rather than a “sage on the stage”, teacher-focused, content deliverer. This literature is the basis for the development and implementation of a synchronous online library orientation session. This session has been so successful that it is now a learning tool offered in numerous online undergraduate and graduate courses as well as an available tutorial for all students at the university.
Holt, K., Paul, C. & Childs, G. (2010). Online Orientation Plus Online Course Equals On Ground Library. In J. Sanchez & K. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2010--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 130-139). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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