Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Web-based Instruction: A Guide for Librarians, 3rd ed.

Smith, Susan Sharpless. Web-based Instruction: A Guide for Librarians, 3rd ed. Chicago: ALA, 2010. ISBN 978-0-8389-1056-6 025.560785 Smith 3rd ed.
Following up its first edition, which appeared in 2001, this second edition discusses recent changes in the Web and their profound impact on Web-based instruction. Throughout the book's eight chapters, which are organized to offer a step-by-step approach for planning and implementing Web-based instruction, the author discusses the design and development of different types of Web projects and instruction, project development tools, user interfaces, multimedia, interactivity, evaluation, testing, and assessment. This edition boasts a glossary; an overview of concepts related to learning theory, pedagogy, and distance learning; and discussions of new hardware, software, interactive technologies, Internet safety, file sharing, and spam.