E-learning is becoming more common in academic institutions as a delivery mechanism for information content. However, successfully deploying e-learning technologies requires cooperation and exchange among professors, educational coordinators, systems librarians, education librarians, and information technology professionals. Increasingly librarians and information managers are directly involved in developing e-content and delivering services to support e-learning. It is vital that information managers appreciate the realities of e-learning and, more importantly, exploit its full potential as an information literacy platform. The contributors of this volume help readers understand how e-learning theory can be translated into practice.
This book will be useful for all managers of library and information services, as well as for any librarians involved in establishing policies for implementing and managing e-learning services. It will also be valuable for new professionals and as a text for advanced library and information science students.