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Application of Moodle in Library & Information Science Education: An Experience

International Journal of Knowledge Management and Practices

Volume 1 Issue 1

Published: 2013
Author(s) Name: Suchetan Kumar | Author(s) Affiliation: Assistant Librarian DSB Campus, Kumaun University Nainital, Uttrakhand, India
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Abstract

This article reveals about American Library Association online learning portal. It is created on Moodle learning management software. Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) course category has been taken for the study. This course category is further divided into ten sub categories. Hence only Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA)-2012 web course is taken to evaluate the attributes of this software. Moodle module of forums, quiz, grades, participants, assignments, and chat rooms are very interactive and user’s friendly. The aim of this course is to create an online learning community amongst library professionals. It helps both teachers and participants/students to have a virtual space where all can share knowledge through different kinds of supervised activities, chats and forums.

Keywords: Moodle, ALA, ALCTS, FOA, Chat, Forum

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