Chapter 4. Choosing Content-Creation Products

John J. Burke, Beth E. Tumbleson


Chapter 4 of Library Technology Reports (vol. 52, no. 2) Learning Management Systems: Tools for Embedded Librarianship

Embedded librarians can create course-specific content, such as course guides to library resources, presentations, instructional videos, and interactive tutorials. In addition to creating their own content, librarians may also borrow shared content from other librarians when fitting to an instructional need in the course. Key guidelines for designing online content are provided.

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