We view digital libraries as a key component of the support
required for effective education. A
layered approach to building courseware
atop digital libraries seems to make the most sense.
- Universities are pressured to be more cost effective.
- Universities pay more and more for library services, especially
to commercial publishers.
- Universities are pressured to do more distance education.
- Many current students lack motivation.
- It it unclear how to use technology to help solve these problems.
- It is unclear what pedagogical approaches help solve these problems.
- More cost effective - Virginia Tech Initiatives
- Faculty Development Initiative
- Staff Development Initiative
- Local and State ATM Network
- Library savings - Monticello Electronic Library
- Electronic technical reports (from Snowbird meeting)
- Electronic theses and dissertations
- High leverage to train next generation of authors, scholars
- Distance education
- Paperless courses
- Videoconferencing over networks
- Motivation - Interaction
- Personal tutoring, working in groups
- Multimedia, hypermedia: control interaction
- Searching, browsing and other accessing of interaction,
including Web home pages
- Demonstrating, visualizing, taking quizes, doing exercises
- Email, conferencing (asynchronous discussion)
- Digital libraries
- WWW, debate support software, email, bulletin boards
- Videoconferencing, projection
- Presentation support
- Lab support
- Discovery based learning, exploration support
- Keller plan / Personalized System of Instruction