|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|355808||619439||2011||8 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
The purpose of this study is to explore a global scenario of e-learning in library and information science (LIS) programs. We conducted an online survey of 370 LIS programs’ homepages to explore e-learning offerings globally, covering Africa, Asia, Europe, America and Oceania. Data were gathered from the ALA Directory of Accredited Programs, the IFLA World Guide to Library, Archive and Information Science Education 2007, the Directory of Library and Information Science Programs in Asia, and from the Internet. A content analysis of the programs’ homepages was carried out in order to explore trends in e-learning (EL), including use of EL tools and technologies, modes of course delivery, etc. Results show that 85 (n = 370) LIS programs (around 23%) are using e-learning systems for delivering education; they are embracing EL for overcoming the barriers of students who cannot enter into a traditional education system due to work load, family commitments, or geographical location. Blackboard/Blackboard Vista (25.89%) is the most frequently used of the EL tools and techniques. WebCT/WebCT Vista (10.59%) is also being used frequently and the majority (i.e., 73 of 85 LIS programs; 86%) are delivering their course contents asynchronously.
Journal: The International Information & Library Review - Volume 43, Issue 1, March 2011, Pages 15–22