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  1. ICT Training for School Librarians LA ICT Consortium Module 2 Seminar

  2. Welcome & Introduction • Welcome • Your tutors Andy Ewers & Nick Lewis • today’s Agenda :-

  3. Agenda 8.30 Welcome & Introduction 10.15 Review of prep- Professional Development - Health & Safety - Legal & Ethical Issues - ICT Resources 11.05 Library Automation Systems 11.20 Research

  4. Agenda 11.35coffee break 11.50 Information Presentation - Introduction 12.10 HTML Technologies 12.45 Publishing With A Purpose 1.00lunch break

  5. Agenda 1.45 Test & Evaluate 3 examples 2.05 Web Authoring - define exercise 2.30 Hands-On Session - exercise - create webpages - exercise - WebMail & WebBoard 3.45 Compile WebSite 4.00Preparation for Further Modules 4.30close

  6. Session 1. Review of prep links • Professional Development - improve professional efficiency with ICT • Health & Safety Matters • Legal & Ethical Issues • ICT Resources

  7. ICT Resources : Library Automation Systems some key points • hardware ‘platform’ • many possibilities • unix server / standard PCs recommended • avoid proprietary computers and minority makes • data scanning devices • light pens, barcode readers, etc for data capture

  8. ICT Resources : Library Automation Systems • application softwaremain features include :- • cataloguing • acquisitions • circulation • issues/returns • reservations • fines and charges

  9. ICT Resources : Library Automation Systems • other features may include :- • OPAC • search engine • access to community information • clubs & societies • advisory organisations • newspapers • facilities for local, specialist collections

  10. ICT Resources : Library Automation Systems • list of suppliers can be found at DGXIII website :- www2.echo.lu/libraries/en/systems.html • also LA factsheet from :- info@la-hq.org.uk

  11. Session 2. Research links Locate and exploit research & inspection evidence re ICT in the School Library • what? reports of studies/projects • how? use the internet • where? relevant websitese.g. Becta, N G f L, D f E E, Library Association Project Earl

  12. Session 3. Information Presentation • Main ICT-based methods of presentation and communication • print orientedwp, dtp • screen orientedslide show • telecom orientede-mail, fax • multi-mediaCD authoring, Web authoring • BUT, convergence blurs the distinction

  13. Presentation - Print Oriented WORD PROCESSING • increasingly sophisticated, but most users do not exploit all the features • many come close to Desk Top Publishing capabilities, except for :- • ease of manipulation of image elements • compatibility with electronic typesetting Example WP products - Word, WordPerfect, WordPro

  14. Presentation - Print Oriented DESK TOP PUBLISHING • increasingly affordable, but under pressure from improving WP products • extending capabilities into ‘higher’ authoring levels via output filters for PDF, webpage and multi-media files Example DTP products - PageMaker, Quark Xpress, Publisher

  15. Presentation - Screen Oriented SLIDE SHOWS • very popular for training courses and for business presentations • often projected onto large screen • relatively easy to create ‘slides’ with colour and images • very easy to use to give a presentation Example Slide Show products - PowerPoint, CorelShow, Lotus Freelance

  16. Presentation - Telecom Oriented ELECTRONIC MAIL • now widely used (because of the internet) • person to person OR person to list • designed to be paperless • can handle large & complex files as attachments, for high resolution information presentation (the medium does not restrict the message)

  17. Presentation - Telecom Oriented FAX • still very common • organisation to organisation OR organisation to circulation list • designed for paper, but paperless capability introduced by fax-modem systems • low resolution presentation because of medium

  18. Presentation - Multi-Media CD AUTHORING • widely used for ‘publishing’ electronic books with high quality presentation • especially for educational purposes :- • schools and home study e.g. reference books • business training e.g. instruction manuals Example CD Authoring products - AuthorWare, IconAuthor

  19. Presentation - Multi-Media HTML (WEB) AUTHORING • rapidly becoming the most widely usedmethod of ‘publishing’ • over 150 million websites on the internet! • over 800 million webpages • designed to be very efficient over telephone lines

  20. Presentation - Multi-Media HTML (WEB) AUTHORING • supports full multi-media capability without complexities and costs of CD :-i.e. mastering, reproduction and distribution • web publishing is easy & fast Example Web Authoring products - FrontPage, HotMetal, DreamWeaver

  21. Presentation : Related Technologies information presentation tools include text and simple graphics … ... but use links to incorporate more sophisticated forms of information • tables/graphs e.g. financial information or timetables from spreadsheets • formatted data e.g. information from a database

  22. Related Technologies • images e.g. photographs and drawings from image management software • animation e.g. animated gif files, video clips from AVI tools • sounds e.g. music and voice files in ... - simple formats (wav or midi) - high quality formats (MP3)

  23. Session 4 : HTML Technologies • original concept :-- simple (small) files to create multi-media pages for rapid delivery over phone lines • developments into :- - links to external applications (via CGI common gateway interface)- allowing ‘forms’ and ‘dialogues’- software controlled pages (ASP)

  24. HTML Technologies • basic technology based on SGMLStandard Generalised Markup Language • both use ‘tags’ to define ‘elements’ which contain information about page layout, colour scheme and page contents

  25. HTML Technologies • initially, WebPage authors needed a thorough understanding of different types of elements, how they interacted, how to control their attributes, etc some example elements :- head, body, metatag, title, heading1, heading2, paragraph, blockquote, ordered list (numbers), unordered list (bullets), menu list, table, image, anchor (hypertext link), horizontal rule, line break

  26. HTML Technologies • today’s Web Authoring tools hide most of the technical ‘nuts and bolts’ • we can now concentrate on appearance and function by placing :- - text - pictures - links on the webpage - it’s more like wp/dtp

  27. HTML Technologies the TEXT elements commonly used are :- • title - for the words which appear in the top line of the browser window • heading1 - for the big, bold ‘headline’ • paragraph - for standard text • unorderedlist - for bullet points of text

  28. HTML Technologies There is only one PICTURE element :- • image - for any picture, but the convention is to use either GIF filesusually low-resolution graphics or JPG filesusually hi-resolution graphics/photos

  29. HTML Technologies There is only one HYPERLINK element :- • anchor - for a link to • another point in a long webpage • another webpage on the same server i.e. a ‘sister’ document in the same website • a webpage on another server

  30. HTML Technologies There are three elements which are particularly helpful for page layout :- • hr (horizontal rule)- for a line across the page • br (break) - to force a new line in text • table - to create column layouts

  31. HTML Technologies • demonstration of the creation of a webpage using a specialised web authoring product • create a new page • set basic colour scheme • include a title, a headline, some text, a picture, a link to a ‘sister’ page, a link to a distant page, a column effect

  32. Session 5 : Publish with a purpose • internet publishing is easy, fast and inexpensive compared with printed media • but … think like a publisher before launching your school website!- who are the intended readers ?- how literate are they ? accessibility vs dumbing-down- what do they want to know ?- what do you want to say ?- what impression do you want to create ?

  33. Publish with a purpose • plan it with care, millions of people can read a webpage If the TES offered you a free full page spread to promote your school :- - you’d think long and hard about what to include - you’d involve various members of staff, governors, etc, - you’d hone the words and choose just the right pictures

  34. Publish with a purpose • plan your website with equal care, and • plan for low maintenance • then worry about the mechanics- who will have editorial control ? - how often will it be updated ? - who has the technical skills ? - who has the literary skills ? - do you include pupil’s pages ?

  35. Session 6 : Evaluate 3 examples links • uk - state school • King Edward VII, Melton Mowbray • uk - independent school • Oakham • usa - state school • Conifer High 3 school websites

  36. Session 7 : Hands On • definition of exercises and reminder demonstration of web authoring • hands-on exercises A: use WebMail & WebBoard B: create WebPage for a WebSite • compilation of WebSite

  37. Exercise A - WebMail & WebBoard • access LA ICT WebSite • WebMail • at home page, select post office • read a mail message • create and send a message • WebBoard • at home page, select chat • select a conference • read a conf message • reply to it

  38. Exercise B - create a school website • each team creates at least one WebPage • each WebPage to include :- • - a colour scheme - a title • - a table - a ‘headline’ • - descriptive text - an image • - links to ‘sister’ - links to relevant pages in website www pages

  39. Exercise B - create a school website remember ... • keep all files created for the webpage in one ‘folder’ use the floppy disk provided • concentrate on the functions involved, rather than the software product in use • pass completed floppy to tutors for website compilation part of exercise

  40. Exercise B - create a school website • reminder demonstration creating a webpage using a specialist web authoring tool

  41. Compilation of WebSite • all HTML files and associated resources copied into one folder on one PC • tutor tests functions and links • tutor uploads to internet WebSite using a file transfer tool • test that functions and links operate on the internet

  42. Session 8 : Preparation for further modules • general points re distance learning and LA ICT materials and support • introduction to module 3 • access module 3 info at LA ICT website