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Web Mashups. m eet. Freshman Instruction. Lessons Learned and Plans for the Future. Lisa Campbell and Brett Spencer  The University of Alabama 2010 MSU Emerging Technologies Summit. Fall 2009…. For spring 2010, we decided to use LibGuides as a research guide and teaching tool. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Web MashupsFreshman InstructionmeetLessons Learned and Plans for the FutureLisa Campbell and Brett Spencer The University of Alabama2010 MSU Emerging Technologies SummitFall 20092For spring 2010, we decided to use LibGuides as a research guide and teaching tool.


Tip Sheets5


Web Pages (2001)7

Web Pages (2003) Anchors.Lots of scrolling.8

Web Pages (2006)Course-specific pages.No direct links to resources.Still lots of scrolling.9

LibGuides (2009)10Results:General EN 102 guide11Results:12The information was extremely helpful. The questions I asked were immediately answered.This website was a great help. The databases and searches went straight toinformation that I needed.Student Feedback13I have just looked at the portals for English 102 and 103. I have one word:FABULOUS ! ! !This is FANTASTIC! Thank you so much for all your hard work.Faculty Feedback14A New Approach15

DefinitionsWhat exactly is a mashup?(Smith, 2008).1617

Before (Pashkova-Balkenhol, 2010).18

After (Pashkova-Balkenhol, 2010).19Before

AfterChanges for Fall 201020We tried to select technologies based on utility and function.

(Student feedback from a Google form) 21Not everything made the cut

22FunctionToolsSelect ExamplesAccess APIs, embedded scripts Vendor/database widgets Google (Books, Scholar, etc.)

http://libguides.ufv.ca/SearchBoxWidgetsDiscovery RSS Feeds/Alerts Social Bookmarks Other current awareness tools

Yahoo Pipes, feed aggregators, some Wolphram Alpha widgets Assessment Online survey tools Data collection tools

Google Analytics, Google Docs SurveyMonkey, Zoomerang

Instruction Tutorials Streaming media Embedded learning objects

Camtasia, Captivate, Prezi, Jing, PowerPoint, SlideShare, Tegrity, YouTube, VimeoAssistance Synchronous communication FAQs and self service

Chat widgets, vended virtual reference applicationsEngagement Social Networks Sharing/interaction tools

Tags, user-submitted links, comments, wikis, Facebook buttonshttp://www.addtoany.com/ 23Conclusions24Questions?Lisa Campbelllcampbell@ua.eduBrett Spencerdbspence@ua.edu25Works CitedSmith, Jared. Accessibility of Next Generation Web Applications. EASI Webcast for WebAIM.org. June 19, 2008.

Pashkova-Balkenhol, Tatiana. Research guides design: librarian or user-driven?. A Reference Renaissance 2010: Inventing the Future. Denver, CO. August 9-10, 2010.

Absher, Linda, Lim, Adriene, and Kerry Wu. Library Mashups for the Virtual Campus: Using Web 2.0 Tools to Create a New Current Awareness Service. ACRL Thirteenth National Conference. Baltimore, MD. March 29-April 1, 2007. 26Further Reading/InspirationWebsiteshttp://www.programmableweb.com/http://mashable.com/http://www.widgetbox.com/http://www.alatechsource.org/

ReadingsClark, Ruth C. Developing Technical Training: A Structured Approach for Developing Classroom and Computer-Based Instructional Materials. San Francisco: Pfeiffer/Wiley, 2008.

http://lists.ala.org/wws/arc/ili-l (some good threads related to LibGuides, tutorials, and online instructional materials)

Kraemer, E.W, S.V Lombardo, and F.J Lepkowski. "The Librarian, the Machine, or a Little of Both: a Comparative Study of Three Information Literacy Pedagogies at Oakland University." College and Research Libraries. 68.4 (2007): 330-342.

Mairn, Chad. "Enhancing Learning While Creating a Library Presence in Course Management Systems." Journal of Web Librarianship. 4.1 (2010): 55-61.

Habib, M. 2006. Toward Academic Library 2.0: Development and Application of a Library 2.0 Methodology. Unpublished Masters Dissertation. School of Information and Library Science of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Available at: http://etd.ils.unc.edu/dspace/bitstream/1901/356/1/michaelhabib.pdf 27