Collaboration between Librarians and Learning Technologists to enhance the learning of health sciences students.

Dale, P. and Cheshir, K., 2009. Collaboration between Librarians and Learning Technologists to enhance the learning of health sciences students. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 15 (2), pp. 206-218.

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DOI: 10.1080/13614530903240593

Abstract

Collaboration between Librarians and Learning Technologists at Bournemouth University (BU) has been stimulated and cemented by Pathfinder funding from the Higher Education Academy. This paper will consider four case studies collected as part of the eRes Project that describe the use of Web 2.0 technologies in the School of Health and Social Care at BU. The project aimed to enhance the student learning experience in an increasingly electronic environment. This was achieved by developing and disseminating innovative pedagogical frameworks, bringing together learning activities and academically led quality e-resources within the unit of study. An e-reading strategy which encompasses models for resource discovery and e-literacy was developed, drawing on the experiences and findings of the case studies. Issues considered in this paper will include accessing academic electronic reading materials and using a social bookmarking tool integrated within BU’s virtual learning environment with students studying away from the main campus. Additionally the paper will consider how technology can be used to motivate students, especially in large groups and how it can be used to engage students with a subject perceived as “dry” or “difficult”. The rich possibilities of health science materials can be exploited more fully using new technologies embedded within the curriculum.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1361-4533
Subjects:Generalities > Library and Information Science
Group:Student and Academic Services > Library and Learning Support
ID Code:10621
Deposited By:Penny Dale LEFT
Deposited On:29 Aug 2009 18:03
Last Modified:07 Mar 2013 15:11

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