Social Interaction around Electronic Resources: Making eReserves Social Anita Walz, Open Education and Online Learning Environments Librarian Charla Gilbert, Director of Assessment and Library Access Services Virginia Tech Libraries [email protected][email protected] Virginia Library Association Professional Associates Forum Richmond, VA - May 20, 2014 This presentation is licensed as
exclusive of images. We will discuss . . . . What we mean by making electronic resources social Project rationale (context & problems) Dreams of something better Pilot projects and findings Current status
Making Electronic Resources Social Enable virtual conversation around a text [electronic resource] Encourage deeper student understanding of documents More quickly consolidate student questions Efficient sharing one-to-many (and many to one) Promote deeper conversations between
students, and between students and instructors S.C. Asher via Compfight CC 2.0 BY-NC-SA http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/ eRESERVES Albaniaman, 2012. CC BY-SA 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en
Current Status of Course Reserves Usage of course reserves is way down
Many institutions have moved reserves to LMS Potential copyright issues? Library cut out of process Library loss of usage metrics http://louisville.edu/library/services/reserves_searching.html https://lib.ku.edu/electronic-reserves
http://beta.dom.edu/library/help/discontinuation_of_e-reserves Why? VT Faculty using other methods of transmission Learning Management System Possibly using other types (non-library) materials Linking directly to library-subscribed resources
Why (and why do we care)? Humphrey Bolton CC BY- SA http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/470682 Why (and why do we care)? Opportunity serve students High quality, vetted materials New opportunities to leverage technology for learning
Opportunity to work with Faculty Encourage good practice re: Copyright Inform regarding new ways of teaching & learning Utilize Reserves exemption afforded by Copyright law Desire to put the library back into the learning process. How incoming students communicate
Snapchat Text Messaging Twitter Facebook
Email Jhaymesisviphotography CC BY http://www.flickr.com/people/jhaymesisvip Gabrielchihonglee, CC BY NC http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Twitter_circle.png Boonzeet CC BY NC http://boonzeet.deviantart.com/art/Snapchat-iOS-7-App-icon-377666576
New options for instructors/student communication Instant Messaging Online Office Hours
Discussion forums and blogging Conversations around digital resources Following up on a Pilot project Dreams of something better Luca Lorenzi, CC BY SA
Dreams of something better (aka: Our Vision)
Relevant to how students communicate now Social learning aspect Local course management Easy/automated document uploading/removal Stable URLs
Integration with institution systems Search-enabled eText 508 Compliant Printable and retainable texts Mac / PC compatible Software Must have features
Ability to comment on shared documents Intuitive to users Easily accessible to users Ease of administration Software Nice to have features
Ebook compatible Mac / PC compatible Images (jpg, gifs etc.) Inexpensive
Social Software Reviewed Hylighter Courseload
Google Drive Piazza Vtext Using Microsoft OneNote Hylighter Home Page Hylighter Pros and Cons Pros
Cons Collaboration/comments Sharing documents
Searching for documents filter Can collaborate on jpgs Good for future work on Thesis/Dissertations Company is easy to work with Has a walk through how to Problems with Word document uploads
Not an intuitive organizational structure PDFs must use OCR scanned documents Unsure of ebook collaboration abilities (Epubs will work) Not easy to manage (users and admins)
Hylighter Home Page Hylighter Comment Courseload Home Page Courseload Pros and Cons Pros Collaboration/comments
Has e-book comment/collaboration abilities Cons Could use improvement in organizational structure Sharing of documents was for instructor use only
PDFs must use OCR scanned documents Did not have management capabilities Courseload Home Page Courseload Comment
Google Drive Home Google Pros and Cons Pros Cons Collaboration/comments Sharing documents Students are already familiar with Must know to choose open in
Google Docs in order to the product comment Easy to administer Problems with Word document FREE
uploads (with pictures and formatting) No easily intuitive organizational structure Unsure of ebook collaboration abilities PDFs must use OCR scanned documents
Google Drive Home Google Comment Piazza Course Page Home Piazza Pros and Cons Pros
Cons Easily intuitive organizational Collaboration/comments structure were outside the document No difficulty in uploading Unsure of ebook documents collaboration abilities
Some places on campus are already using this Easy to administer Piazza Course Page Home Piazza Comment Pilot Project
Google E-reserves History course pilot Embedding questions into the text Mandating comments on the documents Monitoring participant activities For more information, contact Mary Sullivan [email protected] More Information Hylighter http://www.hylighter.com/hybar/site/index.html
Courseload- http://www.courseload.com/etextbook-and-digital-course-materials-solution Google Drive - http://www.google.com/drive/ Piazza - https://piazza.com/ https://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ ELIB1302.pdf Questions and Thanks! Anita Walz, Open Education and Online Learning
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