Developing Web- based instruction planning, designing, managing, and by zlt20671


									                                                        The text is regularly interspersed with overviews

Developing Web-
                                                        and further sources of information, and a useful
                                                        appendix gives help with how to put a project

based instruction:
                                                        proposal together.

                                                        The editor, Elizabeth A. Dupuis, is head of instruc-
                                                        tional services at the Doe and

                                                        Moffitt Libraries, University of California, Ber-
                                                        keley. Contributors include Susan Carol Curzon,

managing, and
                                                        Nancy H. Dewald, Elizabeth A. Dupuis, Clara
                                                        S. Fowler, Craig Gibson, Dennis Glenn, Trudi

evaluating for
                                                        Bellardo Hahn, Trudi E. Jacobson, Scott Macklin,
                                                        Pat Davitt Maughan, Sarah McDaniel, Deborah A.

                                                        Murphy, Nancy O’Hanlon, Susan Sharpless Smith
                                                        and Jerilyn R. Veldof.
Elizabeth A. Dupuis, editor
London: Facet 2003; 312pp;
paperback; 1-85604-494-7; £44.95

 Delivering effective Web-based instruction is an
 issue that all librarians now have to consider, par-
 ticularly if they work in an organisation delivering
 an education programme. Developing Web-based
 instruction provides the practitioner with much
 needed help. An array of talented librarians and
 educators contribute their perspectives on the cur-
 rent scene, and the text guides the reader through
 all the stages needed to create successful Web-
 based instruction in a library. Anyone creating or
 revising learning modules - be they short online
 assignments, standalone tutorials or credit-bear-
 ing courses that can be delivered over the Internet
- should find a wealth of information and insight
 from those who have ‘been there, done that’ in
 this key area of development.

The book is divided into three main sections: plan-
ning and management;
evaluation and assessment; and design and devel-
opment. The chapters cover:

  •   scope, timeline and budget
  •   teams and partners
  •   audience and stakeholders
  •   pedagogy and andragogy
  •   educational technology
  •   statistics and metrics
  •   focus groups
  •   usability testing
  •   assessment of learning
  •   goals and objectives
  •   interactivity
  •   content organisation and development
  •   site design
  •   putting content online.

                                                                     SCONUL Newsletter 30 Winter 2003 77

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