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Lightning Talk

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Online tutorials, elearning classrooms and educational websites are quickly taking the place of classroom instruction in academic settings. This is especially true for libraries and librarians who have been at the forefront of developing instructional materials for the virtual world. This brief presentation will outline the work done at the University of Arizona to develop a semester-long online information literacy course, focusing on the use on animated avatars to guide the students through the course materials. I will explore the efficacy (and pitfalls!) of using online avatars, discuss animation tools available to librarians and examine students' responses.

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Start Date

11-2-2011 4:00 PM

End Date

11-2-2011 4:30 PM

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http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/19943

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Feb 11th, 4:00 PM Feb 11th, 4:30 PM

My InfoBuddy: Guided Tours Through Information Literacy With Online Avatars

Online tutorials, elearning classrooms and educational websites are quickly taking the place of classroom instruction in academic settings. This is especially true for libraries and librarians who have been at the forefront of developing instructional materials for the virtual world. This brief presentation will outline the work done at the University of Arizona to develop a semester-long online information literacy course, focusing on the use on animated avatars to guide the students through the course materials. I will explore the efficacy (and pitfalls!) of using online avatars, discuss animation tools available to librarians and examine students' responses.