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Navigating the Universe of the Web Information in the Multimedia Classroom PROCEEDINGS

The Universe at Your Fingertips: Continuing Web Education., Publisher: University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

Abstract

While most librarians are aware of the increasing amount of electronic resources available in and from libraries, they may not realize how much World Wide Web information is being used in higher education classrooms. Making a web page with links to related sites for use in class and instructing students on finding Web information can be a daunting task for many faculty members and teachers. Librarians are filling a new role in the classroom by providing assistance in searching the Web for class resources, and teaching Internet searching techniques. This paper focuses on librarians' experiences in a new experimental multimedia classroom at Rice University (Texas). It details the role one librarian has had in re-examining the traditional roles of a librarian and how those can be applied to working with faculty using the World Wide Web in a multimedia classroom environment. The paper discusses selecting web resources and teaching web searching techniques for a Physics and Astronomy class. It covers how librarians can manage the collaboration process with faculty, searching the Internet for resources, evaluating resources, organizing web pages, and teaching Internet searching to students and faculty. (SWC)

Citation

Edwards, D.H. (1997). Navigating the Universe of the Web Information in the Multimedia Classroom. In A. Duda (Ed.), Proceedings of The Universe at Your Fingertips: Continuing Web Education. 1997. Santa Barbara, CA: University of California, Santa Barbara.

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