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CARL eLearning Report & Update

Lynn Copeland
Simon Fraser University Library
CARL/ARL Ottawa May 17, 2006
Introduction

“A university is defined by the quality of its


academic conversations, not by the
technologies that service them.”

Diana Laurillard

CARL/ARL 2006: CARL eLearning Report & Update -- Lynn Copeland, SFU -- Ma
Why librarians’ involvement slow to come

Traditional role not course-specific


Librarians as a whole haven’t made
their case
Administrators and educators haven’t
bought in

CARL/ARL 2006: CARL eLearning Report & Update -- Lynn Copeland, SFU -- Ma
CARL campus elearning and Libraries
Inst

Library as resource

Services to online users


Lib

Interactive Online tutorial


Lib

Services to fac include


Lib

2005
2003
Online tutorials
Lib

Online guides
Lib
Inst

Teaching Online
Inst

W ebCT/Blackberry etc.

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A very few Canadian examples

■ Univ. Victoria
■ SFU Library
■ UBC Library
■ U Calgary Library
■ York U Library
■…

CARL/ARL 2006: CARL eLearning Report & Update -- Lynn Copeland, SFU -- Ma
Library resources: core value

In 2002/03, CARL academic libraries


subscribed to 297,108 electronic
journals, representing 46% of their
serials subscriptions, and the number is
growing.

CARL/ARL 2006: CARL eLearning Report & Update -- Lynn Copeland, SFU -- Ma
Librarian involvement: core value

■ “... the average essay grade is … a


whole 2 grade points improved over last
year. I suspect this is in no small part
due to you and your excellent
orientation.”
■ 330,000 students at CARL institutions
receive instruction

CARL/ARL 2006: CARL eLearning Report & Update -- Lynn Copeland, SFU -- Ma
Librarian involvement core value (2)

Library instruction  searching self-efficacy


Frequent use of library databases self-
efficacy
Posttraining self-efficacy  grade point up

CARL/ARL 2006: CARL eLearning Report & Update -- Lynn Copeland, SFU -- Ma
Reasons for library/CMS integration

■ ‘Value of going back’ esp. for EAL


students; students learn at own pace
■ Students preference to stay inside
domain (webct); students ‘live’ in
WebCt; learning is contextual
■ Avoid reinvention of library wheel

CARL/ARL 2006: CARL eLearning Report & Update -- Lynn Copeland, SFU -- Ma
General issues:

■ Student preference for familiar


■ Extend DE model, f2f model
■ Library should be in context not just a ‘resource’
■ Building content within course:
– Information dates and must be re-copied
– Multiple static copies of the same material
– Quiz content not easily imported
■ Student evaluation is within course
■ Authentication/authorization
■ Cross-course referral/link/eval within one platform

CARL/ARL 2006: CARL eLearning Report & Update -- Lynn Copeland, SFU -- Ma
OCLC Best Practices: Technical and Functional

■ Information windows
■ Aggregate access
■ Provide bibliographic tools: easy searching
and reference completions
■ Provide content in user-customized formats
■ Integrate plagiarism software

CARL/ARL 2006: CARL eLearning Report & Update -- Lynn Copeland, SFU -- Ma
OCLC Best Practices: Technical and Cultural

 Embed library resources in course management


systems
 Integrate commercial information services
 Customize personal preferences
 Provide virtual reference at point of need
 Embed information seeking training modules

CARL/ARL 2006: CARL eLearning Report & Update -- Lynn Copeland, SFU -- Ma
IMS Resource List interoperability
Best practice and Implementation

■ First focus – reading lists (ie ereserves)


■ Content Packaging: Create/read/delete
– Copyright issues
– Time sensitive
■ Digital repositories: Search/expose,
gather/expose, submit/store,
request/deliver, alert/expose

CARL/ARL 2006: CARL eLearning Report & Update -- Lynn Copeland, SFU -- Ma
IMS Stakeholders:

■ Learners:
■ Faculty: in their course environment
■ Instructional designers:working with
an authoring tool
■ Librarians: a combination of library
services

CARL/ARL 2006: CARL eLearning Report & Update -- Lynn Copeland, SFU -- Ma
IMS Use cases

■ Resource List Is Created


■ Online Public Access Catalog Records for Course Reserves
■ Resource List Is Shared
■ Supplying the Learner with a Course Reading List
■ Resource List is Created from Harvested Meta-data
■ Resource List can include Local Content
■ Extensibility for Vendor Specific Needs
■ Propagate changes
■ Harvesting and Reusing
■ Facilitating Reuse via Annotations (References)
■ Library digital repository archives selected resource lists
■ Resource list can be empty

CARL/ARL 2006: CARL eLearning Report & Update -- Lynn Copeland, SFU -- Ma
JISC/ELF Framework: Library roles

■ Application Services: 6,8 of 17


■ Common Services: 13,9 of 38

Library roles are closely or somewhat tied


to 36 of 55 services in the ELF
framework

CARL/ARL 2006: CARL eLearning Report & Update -- Lynn Copeland, SFU -- Ma
SFU Library: ‘Our Library is where YOU are’

■ Liaison Librarian model:


– Discipline based partnership
– Collections, instruction, reference
■ Strong systems division
– Local development
■ Presence on key committees, decisions

CARL/ARL 2006: CARL eLearning Report & Update -- Lynn Copeland, SFU -- Ma
Reasons for optimism wrt LMS’s

■ SAKAI, WebCT features


■ JISC/ELF: library components in
framework
■ DEST
■ CARL position paper shows librarians’
engagement;
■ Pamphlet, web site will enable libraries
to engage faculty, admin locally

CARL/ARL 2006: CARL eLearning Report & Update -- Lynn Copeland, SFU -- Ma
SAKAI

■ MIT:
– integrate library content,
– Integrate librarian functionality
– eReserves via News tool
■ Yale: via new librarian role & library toolkit
– Integrate links via individual course resources tool
– Pre- and post-tests
– Guides, contact info, chat ref etc.

CARL/ARL 2006: CARL eLearning Report & Update -- Lynn Copeland, SFU -- Ma
WebCT CE v.6; Vista

■ Powerlinks potential to include library


resources
■ ‘guest’ accounts

CARL/ARL 2006: CARL eLearning Report & Update -- Lynn Copeland, SFU -- Ma
Other

■ Moodle
■ CREE

CARL/ARL 2006: CARL eLearning Report & Update -- Lynn Copeland, SFU -- Ma
Report Recommendations

■ Make connections
■ Advocate
■ Educate

■ Local
■ National
■ International

CARL/ARL 2006: CARL eLearning Report & Update -- Lynn Copeland, SFU -- Ma
Update

■ Report, pamphlet distributed


■ CARL represented on CanKNOW STC
■ CARL represented at CCL Strat. Pl.
■ Web ‘best practices’ site will shortly be
developed
■ Presenting at eLearning conferences
■ Cdn gov’t investment

CARL/ARL 2006: CARL eLearning Report & Update -- Lynn Copeland, SFU -- Ma
“Why should we put up with overcrowded classes & facilities”
--- Len Norris