What Web 2.0 technologies should libraries be teaching?
Posted by selinalock on 30 July, 2008
For the first time this coming academic year I will be teaching an information skills session to 1st year computer scientists. This is likely to be challenging as they tend to think that the library resources are not relevant to their subject and that they know how to search the net.
I’m thinking I might use a wiki which has been primed with exercises for them to complete and feedback on during the session as described in this paper; http://jil.lboro.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/JIL/article/view/RA-V1-I3-2007-1
So, the next question is what exercises should I use in the wiki? The Department expects the students to mainly use websites and books. Plus a couple of journals that have articles appropriate to 1st years.
I’m thinking that they need to also be discussing different types of online sources such as wikipedia and blogs. So, as part of that do I include social bookmarking and RSS feed readers? It’s only a 2 hour session so I’ll only be able to include so much.
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