A Wimba Way, A Wimba Way

Miller, Katherine and Taylor, Sally and Beck, Charlotte A Wimba Way, A Wimba Way., 2010 . In 2010 BC Library Conference, Penticton, BC, April 22-24, 2010. (Unpublished) [Conference paper]


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Wimba Classroom, like other online teaching tools, gives us a way to connect to our learners at a distance. This software can be used to share desktops, PowerPoint presentations, polls and more. Come and see a demonstration of the software and hear how we’re using Wimba Classroom to teach health care practitioners in a distance education program, undergraduate students in a first-year biology course and participants in an online RefWorks workshop. We’ll also talk about our “Train the Trainer” approach to building capacity among UBC librarians, and finish with a discussion of the uses of Wimba Classroom, as well as best practices for success in the online teaching environment. What participants will learn: Participants will hear case studies of how Wimba Classroom has been used to host a variety of classes. Best practices will be highlighted. Audience: Public library staff, academic library staff Speakers: Katherine Miller, Reference Librarian, Woodward Library, UBC katherine.miller@ubc.ca Katherine Miller is a reference librarian at UBC’s Woodward Library, supporting undergraduates in the natural sciences. She is very interested in exploring how libraries can use emerging technologies to teach students in person and online, and has been offering library instruction using Wimba Classroom since the fall of 2008. Sally Taylor, Reference Librarian, Woodward Library, UBC sally.taylor@ubc.ca Sally Taylor is a reference librarian at the Woodward Library at UBC, liaising with faculty, staff and students in botany, environmental health, fisheries, forestry, land and food systems, microbiology and zoology. She has been using Wimba Classroom to teach RefWorks. Charlotte Beck, Reference Librarian, Woodward Library, UBC charlotte.beck@ubc.ca Charlotte Beck is a reference librarian at Woodward Library, UBC, and is the liaison with Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Audiology and Speech Sciences. She is a midline adopter of this new technology and values it for connecting more vibrantly with learners in a distance education program, and for the sense of community it provides to students learning in isolation.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Online Education, Online Teaching, Distance Education, Library Instruction
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology > LJ. Software.
Depositing user: Katherine Miller
Date deposited: 06 May 2010
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:16
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/14530


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