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Library Instruction Services for Faculty: Distance Instruction

Instruction for Distance Learners

IUP Libraries is committed to providing high quality library instruction services to distance learners.  Library instruction can be provided for your distance students using a variety of media and platforms. 

 

Videos and Tutorials

The IUP Libraries maintain a large collection of instructional videos and tutorials designed to teach students information literacy skills and concepts.  These resources can be easily linked in your course, in a PowerPoint, or sent to a student via email. Topics include

  • Identifying peer reviewed material
  • Plagiarism
  • Topic development
  • Using databases
  • Finding resources for research
  • Search techniques
  • Citation management
  • Subject specific resources
  • And more!

Browse the collection at the library instructional resources website.  If you don't see a resource that fits your needs, email Carrie Bishop (cbishop@iup.edu) to discuss the options for creating one.

 

Customized Research Guides

Librarians can design interactive online research guides that provide instruction through text, images, and video and offer options for formative and summative assessment. Guides can be accessed by your students anytime they need help. Check out an example from a recent Communications Media course.

 

Embedded Librarian

Will your distance students be working on a major research project?  Consider having a librarian embedded within the D2L or Moodle course.  The librarian can give instruction, link to resources, and answer questions within students' familiar class environment.  Visit the Embedded Instruction tab for more information.

 

More Information

To further discuss the options for providing library instruction to your distance students, contact Carrie Bishop at cbishop@iup.edu.