Resources for Libraries to support modern teaching and learning

The rapid increase in online, distant learning

In recent years, areas of the world have seen a gradual shift to online, distant courses being offering at colleges and universities. The COVID-19 pandemic not only accelerated this for schools and faculty, but the pandemic forced most of the world into a fully distant, online virtual world. 

Below, we have pulled together a number of resources for librarians to explore topics such as: How are these rapid changes impacting and shaping modern teaching and learning environments? How have Libraries kept pace with these rapid changes? What role can librarians play a role in supporting faculty, teachers and administrators? How can libraries continue to reduce student costs through licensed textbooks, journals and other materials at the library?

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Resources to reduce student costs

Resources to support teaching, learning and researching