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Library orientation online in university libraries - the attempt to evaluate

Ewa Jadwiga Kurkowska

A lot of Polish university libraries prepare e-learning courses - especially in the field of library orientation. They use different approaches in the e-learning courses development but not every solution is good. The article presents results of researches of open e-learning courses implemented in five university libraries: Biblioteka Uniwersytecka w Toruniu, Biblioteka Jagiellońska w Krakowie, Biblioteka Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego, Biblioteka Uniwersytecka we Wrocławiu, Biblioteka Uniwersytetu Śląskiego w Katowicach. The evaluation was done from users point of view and takes into account the educational aspect, content, technology and availability. Through these researches one can identify at least some problems, and at the same time determine those items that are prepared properly. The results show that some efforts should be made especially with availability for people with disabilities. Another weak point of these courses is insufficient degree of interactivity and only few tools for self-assessment. Some educational aspects need to be improved. The strengths of the courses are: very well prepared content, consistency and presentation.

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library orientation; university libraries; e-learning courses; comparative analysis

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Ewa Jadwiga Kurkowska

Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń

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DOI: 10.15219/em55.1108

The article is in the printed version on pages 45-51.

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E.J. Kurkowska, Przysposobienie biblioteczne online w bibliotekach uniwersyteckich - próba oceny, „e-mentor” 2014, nr 3 (55), s. 45-51, http://dx.doi.org/10.15219/em55.1108.