E-learning Practices at University Libraries



The paper presents the use of E-learning in teaching, with particular emphasis on education conducted as a part of the didactic activities of the university libraries. The article characterizes the specificity of the university libraries and their role in education. The offer of e-learning courses in the university libraries is also presented. The work mainly focuses on the offer of e-learning courses at the public universities in Poland. The analysis was based on a review of websites related to the studied libraries. The purpose of the analysis was to assess the use of e-learning by libraries, check the availability of training offered and the ease of finding them on the library websites. The number of courses offered and their topics were also examined. Furthermore it was taken into account to whom the prepared courses were addressed. The paper presents current practice, possibilities and the authors' proposals for further development of these websites. The presented proposals are based on the growing technological possibilities with increasing access to the Internet.


e-learning, education, university librariesText


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