| || Libraries–a Key to Harness E-Learning: Issues and Perspective |
Author :Pujar, S.M.;Kamat, R.K.
Source: DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology :29(1) ; 2009 ; pp.23-30
Abstract : E-learning is a nebulous term; meaning teaching-learning facilitated through the modern media like web, satellite, cable networks, etc. Though it is successful in spreading its wings on today’s higher education sector, it’s linkages with the libraries are still feeble. The academic and other types of libraries, especially from the developing countries such as India, are struggling to cater to the increasingly heterogeneous requirements of the e-learners and associated community. This paper presents the key role of LIS professionals in the e-learning paradigm. After a thorough analysis of the e-learning scenario, authors have realised that libraries and librarians have an important role to play possibly through the digital libraries–a contemporary movement growing along-with the e-learning. The aspirations of e-learner community from the LIS professionals in this new era of e-learning are propagation of the movement itself, course content development, technical facilitation, technical trouble shooting, fuelling open-archives, improving user interfaces, identifying and training the usage of free and open source software tools to the user community to ensure maximum participation in teaching-learning process. The paper also discusses e-learning-library linkages and the innovations implemented in the top ranking off-shore public libraries that the Indian LIS community can follow. It reveals an emanating strongly bonded model of e-learning–library linkage required for the sustainance and mutual growth of the duo. This will also lend a hand in emerging an open knowledge culture and ultimately beneficial for the evolving knowledge society.
Keywords : E-learning;Libraries;Digital library;Digital reference service;Content management system;courseware;Federated search;Education
| || e-Learning Library and Information Science: A Pragmatic View for India |
Author :Tripathi, Manorama;Jeevan, V.K.J.
Source: DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology :30(5) ; 2010 ; pp.83-90
Abstract : E-learning is basically the computer and network-enabled transfer of skills and knowledge. It includes the electronic applications and processes applied to teaching and learning. E-learning applications may include web-based learning, computer-based learning, virtual classrooms, and digital collaboration. The paper highlights the various steps required to be undertaken by an institution to venture into e-learning, especially in the context of a professional discipline like library and information science which has gained immense popularity in recent times. By taking reference service, it further illustrates how to design, develop, and execute a functional e-learning course. Various issues related to e-learning, which need serious attention have been discussed from the different perspectives of teacher, learner, and institution.
Keywords : e-learning;information science;reference services;online education
| || Guest Editorial |
Author :Gokhale, Pratibha A.
Source: DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology :29(1) ; 2009 ; pp.03-04
Keywords : E-Learning;Education;Training
| || Use of E-learning in Library and Information Science Education |
Author :Kumbhar, Rajendra
Source: DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology :29(1) ; 2009 ; pp.37-41
Abstract : The paper presents a review of e-learning initiatives in LIS. It defines e-learning and its characteristics, and describes the tools of e-learning. The paper also compares the traditional education with e-learning and states how both these methods complement each other.
Keywords : E-learning;LIS education;Distance education
| || E-learning in the Geoscience Domain: The Indian Perspective |
Author :Chandra, Smita
Source: DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology :29(1) ; 2009 ; pp.42-48
Abstract : The Web 2.0 and e-learning technologies of today have enabled digital learning resources that enhance the learning experience of scientists and students from different fields. This paper explores the ways elearning is being used in the geoscience domain and how geoscience libraries are placing their systems and services around them. After studying the worldwide scenario in this regard, the paper then reviews the Indian scenario. It proposes ways to enhance the role of the various institutions and agencies and the libraries affiliated to the Geoscience domain in India to gain from this technological development.
Keywords : E-learning;Web 2.0;E-learning 2.0;Library 2.0;Geoscience library
| || Knowledge Management and Sharing through Interactive Web-based E-learning and Training Opportunities for Lifelong Learning in Developing Countries |
Author :Kumaresan, S.C.
Source: DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology :28(5) ; 2008 ; pp.13-17
Abstract : The paper elaborates on the importance of web-based knowledge sharing (KS) and management opportunities in large organisations and institutions and the concept of electronic learning (e-learning) in developing countries. It looks at some of the key issues of e-learning and knowledge management (KM) with the help of information and communication technologies; the potential benefits and drawbacks of such KS. The paper also discusses some of the areas of implementations in different organisations and educational Institutions.
Keywords : Knowledge mangement;Knowledge sharing;E-learning;Implicit knowledge;Tacit knowledge;Explicit knowledge
| || Technology Enhanced Learning: A TCS Library Experience |
Author :Date, Dhanashree A.;Walavalkar, Pratibha
Source: DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology :29(1) ; 2009 ; pp.49-55
Abstract : Organisational success is directly linked to its competent workforce. Technology has brought about immense dynamism in information and knowledge throughput. Coping with the rapidly changing information demands is increasingly difficult, but all the same crucial. The need to identify, build, utilise, and retain talent has never been so challenging. Global organisations are progressively focusing attention on maximising the value of their intellectual resources and deliverables. Obvious benefits of e-learning are prompting the organisations to adopt it into the corporate folds in many ways. This paper focuses on how the corporate library of Tata Consultancy Services has successfully leveraged the technology platforms in two ways – firstly, to build upon the competencies of their library team, and secondly to propagate library services effectively to its global user community. The paper also provides an understanding on the efforts taken by the library team of TCS to design and populate the backend content into their Learning Management System (LMS).
Keywords : Competency management;Learning management system;E-learning;Competency building;Organisational learning;Technology-enhanced learning;LMS
| || Web 2.0 and E-Learning: The Indian Perspective |
Author :Gokhale, Pratibha A.;Chandra, Smita
Source: DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology :29(1) ; 2009 ; pp.05-13
Abstract : As the World Wide Web moves from the Web 1.0 to its newer version of Web 2.0, it offers transformation of the nature of human interaction with information. This will have profound implications for education that has shifted according to time and technology in the way it is imparted. The Web 2.0 technologies have enabled higher order skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation resulting in new terms like e-learning 2.0 and Library 2.0. E-learning 2.0 has created a comprehensive suite of learning resource materials, which enable scientists and students of different fields, particularly those from the developing world, to develop lifelong learning skills. This has wide scale implications for the library and its services. This paper takes a look at the awareness of the various learning paradigms of the Web 2.0, e-learning 2.0, and the Library 2.0 environment with a focus on the geoscience education in India.
Keywords : E-learning;Library 2.0;Web 2.0;Library science education
| || Application of E-Learning in Creative Writing |
Author :Rajaram, Shyama
Source: DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology :29(1) ; 2009 ; pp.31-36
Abstract : As e-learning has entered the mainstream, it is important for library professionals to understand the concept and trends in e-learning in different subjects. Such an understanding is necessary to provide effective services to the users. The paper makes an attempt to bring out various aspects of application of e-learning in creative writing. The paper discusses the strengths and limitations of e-learning and the various tools used for e-learning in creative writing. Ten websites on e-learning in creative writing are also discussed.
Keywords : E-learning;Creative writing;Bulletin board;Weblogs
| || Guest Editorial |
Author :Natarajan, M.
Source: DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology :28(5) ; 2008 ; pp.03-04
Keywords : Knowledge sharing;Knowledge management;E-learning
| || Awareness and Extent of Utilisation of Web-based Open Source e-Learning Coursewares among Educators and Students |
Author :Ghalib, Mohamed A.M. ;Chandrashekara, M.;Talwar, V.G.
Source: DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology :29(3) ; 2009 ; pp.43-48
Abstract : Open source movement plays a vital role in the development of open education resources in higher education. Open source e-learning courseware (OSeLCW) is an initiative within this movement. Many institutions today post their courses for free and open access via the Internet to users all over the world. This paper assesses the awareness, access, and utilisation of such wealth of web-based OSeLCW among educators and students of engineering colleges in Mysore city.
Keywords : E-learning;Web-based learning;Open educational resources;Open courseware;Open source e-learning coursewares;Awareness;Access;Utilisation
| || Use of IT–related Technologies in Hyderabad-based DRDO Laboratories: An Evaluative Study |
Author :Mohanta, G.C.;Thooyamani, K.P.
Source: DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology :30(1) ; 2010 ; pp.15-21
Abstract : Improving productivity of knowledge workers is one of the major challenges in today’s global environment. Information technology-related technologies have given a new fillip to increase the productivity of those who are working in a knowledge-intensive organisation. This paper discusses the perspective of scientists of Hyderabad-based Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) laboratories on usefulness of IT-related technologies on their performance.
Keywords : Exploratory research;survey research;e-learning;information technology;information and communications technologies;Internet;mobile and wireless ICT;weblogs;wikis
| || E-learning emergence |
Author :Ram Kumar;Kush, Ashwani
Source: DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology :26(2) ; 2006 ; pp.19-24
Abstract : The advancement of computers and networking has provided and is providing a new means to support learning in a more personalized, flexible, portable and on demand. In last decade the commercialization has occurred in the field of education, and knowledge–based economy has increased a lot. The innovative and new ways of delivering education have surfaced causing some dramatic changes in learning technology and organisations. E-learning or electronic learning is one such process that is gaining momentum at a very fast pace. In this paper analysis has been done to find the positive and negative impacts of e-learning. The days of the traditional classroom are far from over; e-learning is going to become a powerful supplement to traditional teaching methods, not replace it entirely.
Keywords : E-learning;Teaching method;Virtual classroom
| || E-Learning: Liberation of Education and Training with Evolving Library and Technology Support |
Author :Patkar, Vivek
Source: DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology :29(1) ; 2009 ; pp.14-22
Abstract : Support of the library has always been traditionally considered imperative for the completeness of education. Even in the current electronic technology mediated e-learning, the evolving form of the library is considered necessary. It is remarkable that the same technology means are driving both the e-learning and library transformation process. A library professional having acquired such technological skills can therefore add value to the e-learning process. The paper discusses the impacts of e-learning on the learner, teacher, and library using the framework of the laws of media enunciated by Marshall McLuhan. It further discusses how e-learning and new form of the library fit well in the emerging concept of self-service society. To spread the modern education to the remote corners of India, a strategy of promoting the e-learning aided by the advanced library and technology is recommended.
Keywords : E-learning;Library transformation;McLuhan’s laws of media;Self-service society;Web intelligence