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Ondrusek, Anita; Ren, Xiaoai; Yang, Changwoo – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
Very few formal studies have documented the errors committed in online searching performances, and none have focused exclusively on students in library and information science programs. To fill this gap, the authors conducted a content analysis of online searching errors of MLIS students based upon a coding scheme derived from previous error…
Descriptors: Library Science, Information Science, Graduate Students, Masters Programs
Burns, Elizabeth A.; Howard, Jody K.; Kimmel, Sue C. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
To properly prepare pre-service school librarians, school library educators in online courses must provide opportunities for collaborative engagement. This collaborative education should also recognize the pedagogical benefit of the organic formation of communities of practice that develop within areas outside of curriculum content. This…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Library Education, School Libraries, Online Courses
Hirsh, Sandra; Simmons, Michelle Holschuh; Christensen, Paul; Sellar, Melanie; Stenström, Cheryl; Hagar, Christine; Bernier, Anthony; Faires, Debbie; Fisher, Jane; Alman, Susan – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
The IFLA Trend Report identified five trends that will impact the information environment (IFLA, 2015), such as access to information with new technologies, online education for global learning, hyper-connected communities, and the global information environment. The faculty at San José State University (SJSU) School of Information (iSchool) is…
Descriptors: Library Education, Global Education, College Curriculum, Educational Cooperation
Kaur, Trishanjit – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
This paper presents some of the challenges and concerns for library and information science (LIS) education in India. In order to provide context for these challenges, the paper begins with a brief overview of higher education in India in general and then discusses the beginning of LIS education. It briefly summarizes LIS education in South Asia…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Library Science, Information Science, Higher Education
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Pymm, Bob; Hay, Lyn – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2014
Distance education, by definition, creates a number of challenges for lecturer and student in building and maintaining connection and commitment. The challenges that need to be overcome include communication difficulties, lack of student motivation, high drop out from courses, provision of support at a distance and a sense of isolation or lack of…
Descriptors: Library Education, Distance Education, Cooperative Learning, Computer Uses in Education
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Brown, Ron T.; Albright, Kendra S. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2013
Stagnant perceptions continue to persist in the general public regarding the services libraries offer. LIS research suggests an increased need for marketing, yet LIS programs and students may not view marketing as core to the degree. The Google Online Marketing Challenge (GOMC), a global competition for online marketing, was incorporated into two…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Skill Development, Educational Needs, Publicity
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Aversa, Elizabeth; MacCall, Steven – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2013
This paper is a case study of a Master of Library and Information Studies degree program online option that has been unusually successful in retaining and graduating students. Design characteristics of this program that has maintained a retention rate of over 90 percent over five years are described and mapped to the literature on distance…
Descriptors: Profiles, Academic Persistence, Synchronous Communication, Online Courses
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Marken, James A.; Dickinson, Gail K. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2013
Implementing Communities of Practice (CoP) in online learning is well documented (Gray, 2004; Wenger & Snyder, 2000), and is of particular interest to the LIS profession (Yukawa, 2010). Most of the students in school library programs are practicing teachers seeking to add the library science endorsement to their existing license. They are…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Library Education, School Libraries, Student Attitudes
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Haynes, Kathleen J. M.; Dillon, Connie – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1992
The distance education program offered by the University of Oklahoma was studied to determine the impact of telecommunications media upon learning outcomes. Comparison of the attitudes and achievement of students enrolled in the telecommunications course and a control group showed no differences in learning between the groups at any level. (18…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Analysis of Covariance, Distance Education, Educational Technology
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Barron, Daniel L. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1993
Summarizes a research project on the perceptions of library and information science faculty and staff about part-time and distance students. Topics explored include the extent of agreement between deans and faculty members about these students and the relationship of factors such as faculty rank and school size to respondent perceptions. (Contains…
Descriptors: Academic Deans, Administrator Attitudes, Distance Education, Graduate School Faculty
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Faibisoff, Sylvia G.; Willis, Deborah J. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1987
This broad overview of distance education includes a review of definitions; a nonevaluative look at several distance education programs, both national and international; a discussion of the various modes used to deliver distance education; a description of distance education students; and comments and conclusions. (Author/CLB)
Descriptors: Definitions, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Foreign Countries
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Curran, Charles C. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1987
This discussion of the situation of part-time students focuses on generally accepted attitudes toward such students, possible role conflicts between faculty and students who are knowledgeable practitioners, the needs of these students in terms of course content and availability, and the special problems posed by distance education. (CLB)
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Planning, Educational Trends, Graduate Students
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Beitz, Nancy C. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1987
Reports the results of a telephone survey of 64 library schools which examined off-campus courses, including the number of courses, enrollment, use of telecommunications, faculty and student attitudes toward distance education, and placement and advising services for distance education students. Several delivery systems for academic advising are…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Geographic Location
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Besser, Howard; Bonn, Maria – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1997
Reports on a distance-independent class taught at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and examines the challenges this course posed to existing academic culture. Topics include logistical issues, including scheduling, workload, and credit hours; changing personnel and roles; and changes in power and…
Descriptors: College Credits, College Environment, Distance Education, Educational Change
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Calvert, Philip J. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1997
Discussion of library education in New Zealand focuses on the cultural clash between government control of education and university autonomy, as well as the clash between an indigenous people and a culture introduced from outside. Topics include nationwide higher education reform; distance education; quality assurance, including strategic…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Distance Education, Educational Change, Educational Planning
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