We pay the extra license fee for each student every semester--there are no "student subscriptions" as far as I know. LC makes no exceptions for library schools. We had to add a fee to the course to cover the cost of the license. It is an expensive way to do it, but I think it is worth it.
>>> Heidi Hoerman <[log in to unmask]> 10/4/2004 10:17:33 AM >>>
How do you use Desktop for this? Have you gotten LC to do student subscriptions? Heidi
Shawne Miksa <[log in to unmask]> wrote:I've been holding weekly chats for my online cataloging course for about two years now and my students are more than willing to make the time to attend and to participate. Sunday nights are the best time--around 9pm. Its a bit hard on my East coasters but West coasters love it, of course.
Chat logs are essential for those who can't make the chats due to other committments. I make the chat logs available immediately following. I also use extensive discussion areas in my website--one discussion area for each assignment, plus "Crying Room" for venting purposes. Students also work in groups so each group get a private discussion area to meet and compile assignment submissions.
It was interesting to read Heidi's experiences for teaching AACR online because it pretty much mirrors my own exactly. We use Cataloger's Desktop which really helps--I've started to include some searching strategies for CD in my online textbook.
Shawne D. Miksa, Ph.D.
School of Library and Information Sciences
University of North Texas