Greetings, Heidi.
I'd like to know more about your experiences of teaching AACR2R using an electronic chat.  I'm teaching an "Organization of Information" course from a distance, although I do go down to the site a couple of times during the semester.  Fortunately, one of those times is at the very beginning of AACR2R so we have a face-to-face then, but the rest is done remotely.  I do have Blackboard for chats, so that part of it is already in place.  As I said, any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated.
Marjorie E. Bloss, Visiting Instructor
Graduate School of Library & Information Science
Dominican University
7900 West Division Street
River Forest, IL  60305
708-524-6468 (voice)
708-524-6657 (fax)
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From: Discussion List for issues related to cataloging & metadata education & training on behalf of Heidi Hoerman
Sent: Wed 9/8/2004 6:40 PM
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Subject: Re: Effective use of practice work -- late addition to an old conversation

Back in July you all were talking about practice work in teaching beginning
cataloging -- I was watching shorebirds migrate in the Bay of Funday at the
time -- so sorry about being late to catch up and put my two cents in.

Cent #1: Yes, it's a shame we cannot get student access to the Desktop at a
reasonable price.  For those of us who teach at a distance and have
students doing their work in multiple states, it becomes even more of a
hassle.  We have no such thing as a "single site" in which to have our

Cent #2: I'm in the third (I think) round of teaching AACR2-based
cataloging using electronic chat and it is great!  In fact, I think
students learn AACR2 better through this medium than any other method I've
used in the past 13 years of teaching cataloging.  I'd rather teach 68
students to catalog using chat than 15 in a classroom.  Seriously.

Of course, it is exhausting.  But, hey, it works!

If anyone wants to ask about how I do this, let me know.


(And THANK YOU for setting up this list, C.O.F.!!)