Chapter 5. Communicating, Collaboration, and Citing

John J. Burke, Beth E. Tumbleson


Chapter 5 of Library Technology Reports (vol. 52, no. 2) Learning Management Systems: Tools for Embedded Librarianship

Tools for communication, collaboration and citation are built into the LMS or easily incorporated in LMS coursework. The LMS embedded librarian communicates online with an entire class or selected students. Classroom collaboration may be simulated via students’ use of discussions, blogs, and wikis. Web conferencing tools permit audio and video communication, desktop sharing and whiteboards, and enable virtual meetings among students and between students and instructors. LMS embedded librarians strengthen academic integrity by sharing citation resources.

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