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E-learning librarian: suggested basic bibliography

Posted in Uncategorized by Lia Sant on February 5, 2014
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Aiming to offer basic reading material which outlines and contextualizes  changes  currently reshaping not only the librarian profile and subsequently LIS education structures elearningbut also Library and Information Science career trends and realities, I’ve put together the following bibliography on XXI century librarian/information professional new skill sets and ……

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What can E-learning be???

Posted in Uncategorized by Lia Sant on June 18, 2012
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Before plunging into Amazon best seller “The Golden Climate in Distance Learning” by Dr. M. Kostina and Dr. W. LaGanza and “Teach Online!” guide by M.Kostina, I wanted to summarize a few thoughts on what e-learning is all about.

E-learning can be

  • Synchronous
  • Asynchronous
  • Online
  • Offline
  • A whole set of modules, resources on any given LMS
  • Animated presentations
  • A video
  • A task simulation
  • A webinar
  • A collaboration platform
  • A wiki
  • Social media and PLNs
  • Digital learning resources repositories
  • Video conferencing

What does it take to become an e-learning specialist?

Apart from E-learning, instructional design, educational psychology graduate and postgraduate qualifications, an e-learning professional should

  •  Have Solid computer skills
  • Be technology enthusiast
  • Have good organizational skills
  • Be communicative, social media savvy
  • Be patient, perseverant, flexible, resourceful and intuitive
  • Be a dedicated researcher and content curator
  • Be a life long learner

I’m sure that by the time I finish reading both books, there will be a lot of new bullet points added to the above lists.  For now, don’t forget to download your copies.

Articulate Storyline comeback…

Posted in Uncategorized by Lia Sant on June 17, 2012
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After having in depth experimented with the new Articulate e-learning authoring tool Storyline, it’s with great joy that I strongly recommend it to all fellow instructors, teacher librarians, media specialists, learning enhancement professionals as a truly indispensable application to all e-learning, blended learning and ICT supported lesson delivery practices.

Apart from being absolutely user-friendly, it wisely combines that wide range of features necessary for making interactive content captivating.  Successfully responding to both young learners’ and Just-In-Time vocational adult training needs, it provides an inexhaustible variety of tools such as

  • Interactive characters that in combination with multi layer slides give the illusion of direct communication and partly fill in the student-instructor collaboration gap
  • Markers that transform information to rich content eye-catching experience
  • Simulation options to step-by-step test trainees responsiveness thus providing excellent feedback on the teaching process
  • Template gallery and quiz options of all shapes and styles
  • Interactive buttons, action triggers

making the application so easy to use whether it’s about

  • a complete e-learning pack
  • a classroom teaching supplement
  • a flipped homework interactive set of activities

E-learning Platform in the cloud made easy!!

Posted in Uncategorized by Lia Sant on May 24, 2012
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Docebo E-Learning for your distance training
LMS, Learning Objects, Professional Services
E-Learning Platform

Easy to use LMS to manage, deliver and track ILT and WBT activities. Docebo allows organizations of all sizes to implement a cost-effective and features-rich LMS made available in 25 languages.

Quality online teaching…

Posted in Uncategorized by Lia Sant on May 20, 2012
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How do you want to teach online?

This question really asks you to consider your basic teaching philosophy. What is my role as an instructor? Do I take an objectivist view, that knowledge is finite and defined, that I am an expert in the subject matter who knows more than the students, and thus my job is to ensure that I transfer as effectively as possible that information or knowledge to the student?

In this post,Tony Bates will be discussing the first and by far the most important step: deciding how you want to teach online.

Infographing the New-Tech Educational Landscape…

Posted in Uncategorized by Lia Sant on April 18, 2012
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A rich-content well balanced layout infographic by the innovating oBizMedia team aggregating faculty views and statistics on the extend of edtech, social media and elearning assimilation.

How To Evaluate An LMS – Use Case Scenarios

Posted in Uncategorized by Lia Sant on April 12, 2012
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Via Scoop.itSchooL-i-Tecs 101

So how does one go about evaluating an LMS? The process (overall) seems to be standard: Send out RFPs, give each respondent scores on various aspects, shortlist a few, get demonstrations and proposals, compare and award contract. The process is indeed simple and logical. However, the success of the process depends on a critical thing – the phase where your team is audience to vendor LMS demonstrations. This post focuses on this particular phase …


E-Learning – the fast food of organisational learning?

Via Scoop.itSchooL-i-Tecs 101

To what extent is e-learning courseware industralising organisational learning? How is this affecting staff soft skill development? What do we need to do differently?


Searching JSTOR | The University of Arizona University Libraries

Posted in Uncategorized by Lia Sant on April 11, 2012
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Via Scoop.itNew-Tech Librarian

This interactive tutorial provides students with step by step instructions on finding and evaluating articles from the JSTOR database.

A great example of what inspired librarians can do to best integrate LIL to everyday patron practice.


How Online Learning Is Shaping The Future Of Education Right Now | Edudemic

Posted in Uncategorized by Lia Sant on April 7, 2012
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Via Scoop.itSchooL-i-Tecs 101

In light of Online Learning benefits, more K-12 districts are recognizing online learning programs as an acceptable medium for educating their students. Recent meta studies have found that in some cases online learning may be superior to traditional classroom-based instruction.

Similarly, students may even begin to choose universities based on the strength of their online programs. Instead of comparing schools based solely on rankings, students might research a school’s online offerings to determine whether their required classes are available online…




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