VALA2008Making a virtual community real: redeveloping eSKILLS Plus using Web 2.0

VALA 2008 CONCURRENT SESSION 1: Library 2.0
Tuesday 5 February 2008, 11:55 - 12:30
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2008-proceedings/vala2008-session-1-barnes

VALA Peer Reviewed PaperCameron Barnes

eAccess Librarian, University of New England University Library
http://www.une.edu.au/library

Karan Jones

eAccess Librarian, University of New England University Library
http://www.une.edu.au/library

Please tag your comments, tweets, and blob posts about this session: #VALA2008

Abstract

The eSKILLS Plus Web site provides information literacy (IL) instruction for postgraduates at the University of New England. A recent decision to redevelop the site raised a number of issues. What constitutes IL for postgraduates? Should eSKILLS Plus cover topics not normally regarded as library responsibilities? How could we make online learning more authentic and engaging? Could Web 2.0 approaches allow us to make something more than a collection of resources? Could we aim at creating an online learning community? How could we evaluate project outcomes? How would the redeveloped site measure up to better-resourced projects elsewhere? This paper looks at some of the answers to these questions.

Contact Us

iconVALA 
PO Box 443,
Warrandyte Victoria 3113

icon Contact VALA here.

icon +61 3 9844 2933

icon www.vala.org.au

Go to top