Vision: Allow HCC to serve its community better by increasing access to education via online courses.
Vision - increase student success in distance learning courses.
Problem: student retention and success is not as high in DL courses as it is in F2F courses.
Rich Senker DL course info.
f2f v. dl student grade/retention
Increase student success in DL courses by increasing student information literacy.
ACRL definition of information literacy.
How librarians can help DL students:
—embed librarian in online courses
—staff virtual reference desk for HCC
—create and provide library guides embedded within the DL course linking to library resources for the course in general AND/OR for a particular course assignment.
Possible support from:
Library Program Review Team
HCC DL Program
HCC DL TaskForce
Research Studies on Libraries and Student Retention:
Soria, K. M., Fransen, J., & Nackerud, S. (2013). Library Use and Undergraduate Student Outcomes: New Evidence for Students’ Retention and Academic Success. Portal: Libraries And The Academy, 13(2), 147-164.
Weaver, M. (2013). Student Journey Work: A Review of Academic Library Contributions to Student Transition and Success. New Review Of Academic Librarianship, 19(2), 101-124.
Kelly, Maurie Caitlin, and Andrea Kross. Making The Grade: Academic Libraries And Student Success. n.p.: 2002. ERIC. Web. 2 Oct. 2013.