Academic journal article Journal of the Medical Library Association

Emerging Strategies for Supporting Student Learning: A Practical Guide for Librarians and Educators

Academic journal article Journal of the Medical Library Association

Emerging Strategies for Supporting Student Learning: A Practical Guide for Librarians and Educators

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Allan, Barbara. Emerging Strategies for Supporting Student Learning: A Practical Guide for Librarians and Educators. London, UK: Facet Publishing; 2016. £49.95. 178 p. ISBN: 978-1-78330-070-9.

Emerging Strategies for Supporting Student Learning: A Practical Guide for Librarians and Educators written by Barbara Allan, is a short but content-heavy book that discusses ways to support student learning through incorporating current and new technology. The format of each chapter is concise and consistent, with an introduction, definition of terms and technology, case studies, and a summary. References-provided at the end of each chapter-give readers an opportunity to explore topics of interest in greater detail. This is a book all librarians, regardless of experience or place of employment, should read.

Several chapters in the book discuss different ways to teach. Of particular relevance is a chapter discussing methods for teaching with technology in traditional, hybrid (learning management system content and activities supporting in-person classes), and online-only settings. …

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