OER and MOOCs

Xlibris OER and MOOCs are now available in five languages on two different platforms. You can access the content either through project website or through Udemy platform. All you need to do is to get registered with UdemyPlatform (free of charge). Please follow the following links:

Udemy

Transnational Meeting held in June 28, 2016, Ankara, Turkey

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Project’s last transnational meeting was organized on 28 June 2016 at Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.

As the last meeting it was dedicated to project management issues such as reports and documentation of activities, costs, and dissemination initiatives as well as discussions about intellectual outputs which needs to be completed. A “to do list” along with deadlines was created and agreed. A brief evaluation of Final Event was also took place.

Meeting Minutes – Participants List

Project Final Event will be organized in June 27, 2016, Ankara, Turkey

final_meetingProject Final Event will be organized in Ankara at Rixos Hotel on 27th June 2016. It will be a whole day event where the project, its aims, methodologies and outcomes are introduced. Phases of service co-design with users will be presented along with the methodologies used in each phase (e.g. Lego Serious Play, Business Model Canvas, Crowdsourcing). Hands on activities will be included. Training on certain themes such as Green Libraries, Branding, Gamification and Innovative Tools will also be provided.

Librarians from all sectors are invited to take part.

Preliminary Program – Newsletter 3

Tutorial on ANIMOTO

A video tutorial to explain how to prepare video content by using ANIMOTO was prepared by Non-formal Training Department for Adults and Youth of Radviliškis Educational and Sport on Udemy Platform (www.udemy.com/draft/884176/). It was mainly created to help librarians and teachers who participated in the face-to-face initial trainings. The main idea was helping them to publish library events in an attractive way.

This tutorial is published on Xlibris (Lithuanian room) and the institution‘s facebook accounts:

Onsite Training and Consultation for School Librarians, Radviliskis, Lithuania

Following the in-service training programs on social media tools, onsite individual training and consultation provided by Non-formal Training Department for Adults and Youths of Radviliškis District Municipality Educational and Sport Service Centre, for school librarians in order to help them to develop the new services they designed. Between November 2015 to May 2016, trainers Arvydas Kavaliauskas and Egidijus Dailidonis visited five school libraries and helped librarians in Radviliskis district to establish their social media based services.

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TR- Green Libraries

The aim of this service is to develop a training program to make learners aware of the impact of libraries on the environment and teach them how to make libraries green and environmentally more friendly. This service is developed because there are no courses available in LIS curricula in any of the LIS departments in Turkey. And it was observed during the “library services co-design” workshops with librarians and LIS sudents that when they create library models they always put green elements (such as trees and plants) and claim it as a green library. This was also a proof which indicated a gap in knowledge and a need for education on the subject.

Several training workshops were organized for the implementation of this training service. As a result of these trainings more than 200 individuals (LIS students, librarians, professors) were trained. Additionally to include green libraries training permenantly in the curricula of Hacettepe University Department of Information Management, in October 2015 a course for doctoral level (titled: Environmental Sustainability and Libraries) was proposed to university authorities and approved by University Senate and will be available for doctoral students starting from 2016-2017 academic year.

Following trainings were organized within the life span of the project between October 2015 to June 2016.:

  • A half an hour presentation was made during the Project Final Event which took place in Ankara on 27th June 2016. More than hundred individuals participatedin this event.
  • A Summer Seminar was organized as an in-service training for librarians at Hacettepe University on 15th June 2016. Twentynine librarians participated.
  • A two hours training workshop was organized at Hacettepe University for the second year students at the Department of Information Management on 29 April 2016. Thirty students participated.
  • A workshop titledGo Green and Keep the Earth Clean was organized at the  ECIL2015 Conference on 22nd October 2015. Fifteen participants (librarians and library science professors) from 14 different countries (Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Scotland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, USA, and UK) participated in this two hours workshop.
  • A workshop was organized for the students of Information and Communication Sciences at Paris Descartes University, Paris, France on 14 October 2015. Twentyseven students participated.

TR- Instructional Technologies for Librarians

With the aim to teach librarians how to develop video-based instruction materials a training course was developed by Hacettepe University. Training focuses on each an every aspect of the video tutorial preparation process including platforms and applications to use for this purpose.

Trainings were provided for between February to June 2016.

  • A half an hour presentation was made during the Project Final Event which took place in Ankara on 27th June 2016. More than hundred librarians, LIS students and researchers participated.
  • A Summer Seminar was organized as an in-service training for librarians at Hacettepe University on 15th June 2016. Twentynine librarians participated.
  • A traning on video creation tools to facilitate the production of next the project output (MOOC) was provided to partners on 25 February 2016 during the fifth transnational meeting in A Coruña, Spain.

TR- Innovative Tools & Training on Pinterest

In order to provide  librarians and future librarians information on innovative tools, platforms and applications a Pinterest instruction was developed by Hacettepe University. The main aim is introducing the tools, such as Kahoot, Tellegami, Powtoon, AdobeVoice, Flipagram, Instagram, Smore and Canva, which can be used in different library services namely user education, evaluation, marketing, branding, etc. and providing links to useful sites and good practices.

Trainings were provided for between May to June 2016.

  • A half an hour presentation on one of the tools (Kahoot) was made during the Project Final Event which took place in Ankara on 27th June 2016. More than hundred librarians, LIS students and researchers participated.
  • A two hours training workshop was organized by Hacettepe University for the first year students at the Department of Information Management. Both the Pinterest account and tools were introduces to students. Sixtytwo students participated in the workshop.