DEC Scan Journal : Volume 33 Issue 3
2014 Volume 33, Issue 3 9 Contents Editorial Currents Teaching & learning Research Curriculum support Share this Resource reviews For school library staff The teacher librarian and library staff manage a gateway to anywhere, anytime learning. Options include the capacity to: • manage digital and physical resources effectively and efficiently • check webites automatically and report where the URL has changed or been removed • provide a master library of grouped catalogue records for eresources and export them to child (individual school) libraries. For example, a group of websites relating to Book Week, Harmony Day, or Area of study can be developed. • host ebook platforms that can publish locally- or DEC-produced materials in print, audio, video or other digital formats • integrate with other learning management systems, for example, Moodle • automate borrower updates and borrower notifications • import catalogue records quickly and easily using the Z-cataloguing (SCIS cataloguing) feature. Exciting integrations The capacity to deliver digital content online anytime, anywhere is exciting. Department schools will have enhanced support for equity, greater choice when High school students enjoy ebooks Primary school students enjoy reading and creating ebooks selecting resources, and a sustainable library based resources infrastructure for future learning. Integrations will include the PRC, and other possibilities such as the online resource reviews database, NSW DEC Scootle and TaLe. All schools will have the capacity to integrate ebooks of their choice. Key findings of the department’s ground breaking 2012 Ebooks test project were that: • focused reading activities with ebooks stimulate additional engagement and interest in reading • explicit engagement with ebooks stimulates further reading, including of print books. View the Ebooks for learning and leisure test project report, and articles by Colleen Foley and Wendy Dawson whose students created ebooks. Learning benefits The new library system will provide significant opportunities for enhanced learning experiences, teaching support, and targeted learning gains. The next article in this series will focus on Engaging the 21st century learner Empower learning and engage students with leading technology and eResources by OverDrive. Powering Knowledge Performance Contact Softlink on 1800 777 037 or email@example.com or via softlinkint.com Softlink is the authorised distributor of OverDrive in Australia and New Zealand. leveraging the web-enabled Oliver to provide meaningful evidence of your students’ learning. More information The latest information is available on the School library system intranet page. For additional queries email SLSProjectQueries@det.nsw.edu.au.
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