Information Services Support for Learning
Handbook, 2000 edition, continued
|1. Logistics (scheduling what, where, who)||2. Course-specific Instruction||3. Electronic Course Reserve||4. Information Technology Services|
Information Services currently consists of Library Services, Information Technology Services, and Telecommunications Services. Instructional support for the Learning Community Initiative will consist primarily of two kinds:
|1. Logistics (scheduling what, where, who); Assessment of student needs|
Library Instruction [LI]
The LI Office is located on the 2nd floor of the Library (room 204). Two classrooms and an instructional computer lab are available for librarian-conducted instruction. For the Learning Community Initiative, the Liaison may also meet students in their regular classrooms. To request scheduling or receive more information: call extension 2604; email firstname.lastname@example.org; visit the LI Home Page at http://library.indstate.edu/level1.dir/lio.dir/liohome.html.
Practical Tips and Suggestions:
|2. Course-specific Instruction.|
The ISU Library has an extensive instructional program that reaches across all academic disciplines and all levels, from high school through graduate-level. Faculty members whose class assignments will require Library research skills and use of Library resources (both print and electronic) should contact Library Instruction to make arrangements. Scheduling should take place well in advance of the anticipated dates needed. While class groups of 25-30 are preferred, LI can accommodate groups of up to 60. A variety of instructional options are available, including library search skills assessment, self-directed library tours, online catalog exercises, lecture and computer lab time. LI encourages faculty to contact either LI or Reference to consult on anticipated library projects and assignments. A variety of handouts are available online or via the Library's Information Rack (1st floor). Additional handouts are developed as appropriate.
|3. Electronic Course Reserve|
In addition to regular course reserve, Electronic Reserve can provide students with easy access to online full-text ProQuest articles to read. It will be up to the individual teacher whether or not the students will be assigned to access these materials. Copyright may play a factor in what/how much may be placed on reserve.
In addition, consider placing personal materials on Electronic Reserve. If you have a course web page, you can link to the Electronic Reserve. To place materials, whether they are online, e.g., ProQuest articles, or other articles, sample tests, other documents of your own creation, please contact the Reserve Desk. Online forms are under development.
Information on Reserve is available at http://library.indstate.edu/level1.dir/reserve.html.
If you are unfamiliar with what Electronic Reserve material look like,
feel free to examine a sample. Access the Library Homepage. Select Course
Reserve from the opening menu. Click thru the Instructor list for Miller,
Marsha, then click the Search button. You will retrieve a list of
Select one or more to go to the individual record for that item (just like
any other LUIS search). Look for the field: E-Item: Click Here to View
Item. If a link to a ProQuest full-text article, the article will
open up. If a link to a scanned item, you will be required to enter enter
a password & id. The ID is miller; the password is
You will find sample articles that link directly to ProQuest,
from journals; pages from a text. Note: these articles, originally
to support the Spring 1999 Course Transformation Academy, may be of
to you. More will be added as time allows, concentrating on topics of
to faculty teaching in an electronic environment.
|To place materials on Electronic Reserve||Contact my IS Liaison -or- visit Library Reserve (Library, 1st floor)|
|To arrange for introductory email sessions||Contact my IS Liaison|
|To direct my students to introductory computing or email workshops||Contact my ISU Liaison -or- direct the students to http://web.indstate.edu/acns/user-serv/training/|
|To arrange to have self-directed library tour booklets distributed to my class||Contact my ISU Liaison -or- the Office of Library Instruction & Orientation|
|To find some online articles for my students to read (probably to add to my Electronic Reserve)||Contact my IS Liaison -or- the Office of Library Instruction|
|To find some pertinent websites||Contact my IS Liaison|
|To incorporate library/computing links into my course website||Contact my IS Liaison|
|To direct students to online library resource guides||Link to the Library's Help Guides at http://library.indstate.edu/level1.dir/lio.dir/helpdx.html|
|4. Information Technology Services|
IT Web Site (http://web.indstate.edu/acns/user-serv/)
Among these services is the Instructor-Led Training program offering skills-based workshops which are free to all members of the ISU community.
Student-Led Computer Workshops are free, noncredit, hands-on, computing workshops taught by students for students, These workshops provide basic to advanced instruction to popular computer applications.
IT also provides a computer-based training (CBT) program to provide access to interactive training from individual offices and public student labs.
Training documentation is available on a variety of topics, including but not limited to: Microsoft Office, GroupWise, Windows 98, and Web Publishing with FrontPage and Netscape Communicator.
IT can also help you set up student accounts for classes requiring use of the mainframes and minicomputers or if you wish to reserve disk space on a network server for course materials. The class accounts request form is available at http://web.indstate.edu/acns/tech-supp/forms/clsacct-form.htm.
In addition, video production services can assist with the production, shooting, and editing of broadcast-quality video programming to suit a wide range of education and information needs. For more information on these services, call ext. 2676.
For more information on faculty computing services, please visit the IT Faculty Guide at http://web.indstate.edu/acns/user-serv/fsguide.html.
For more information on student computing services, please visit the
IT Student Computing Handbook available at http://web.indstate.edu/acns/user-serv/handbook/content.html.