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Learning Commons Programme #4 / LC / AY2018/19

Programme #4 / LC / AY2018/19

Programme #4 Library Resources and Academic Writing

 

About the Programme

Library Search and Academic Writing Programme is offered by THEi Learning Commons. This programme aims to promote the skill for library search and academic writing and to prepare THEi staff and students for final year project work.

 

Target Participants

The programme is designed for all Thei staff and students.

 

Objectives

The programme objectives are as follows:

  • To enable staff and students to make use of library service and e-resources on learning and teaching
  • To promote and develop the academic writing skills

 

Programme Learning Outcomes

It is intended that by the end of this programme, participants will be able:

  • To identify different kinds of library materials quickly, applying e-reference sources effectively, and listing journal articles skillfully
  • To appreciate library-hold learning materials and facilities, and online library catalogue system
  • To analyze the connection between writing and thinking and use writing and reading for inquiry, learning, thinking, and communicating in an academic setting

 

Programme Structure

Programme Structure

The programme comprises four modules to reflect on participants' learning and teaching. The duration of each face-to-face learning module is three hours, with a total of fifteen programme hours.

 

Mode of Delivery

A range of teaching and learning activities such as lectures, experience sharing, discussions and computer-based learning would be used.

 

Completion Requirement

To complete the programme, participants are required to attend all modules. A Certificate of Achievement will be issued after fulfilling the above requirements.

 

Module Description

Module 1: Introduction to VTC Library System

To share VTC learning resources and use VTC library services, including:

  • Loan / return, check in/out library collection
  • E-Database, E-book, E-journal search
  • Library Integrated New Platform (Alma)
  • VTC Institutional Repository

 

Module 2: Library Search and Academic Writing

  • To analyze the literature review
  • To analyze academic writing
  • To explain the search and use of library resources, including e-database
  • To explain APA citation style

 

Module 3: Data Analysis Using SPSS & SmartPLS (Structural Equation Modeling)

To introduce the process of data analysis using SPSS and SmartPLS:

  • Descriptive statistics
  • Instrument validation
  • Regression analysis
  • Measurement model & structural model

 

Module 4: Citation Manager Tools

To introduce RefWorks and Mendeley

 

Module 5: An Introduction to Databases

  • EBSCO
  • ProQuest
  • Web of Science-Clarivate Analytics
  • China knowledge Resource integrated Database (CNKI)
  • IEEE Computer Society Digital Library (CSDL)

 

Schedule

Date

Time

Event

Venue

11/9/2018

(Tuesday)

14:00-17:00

Module 1: Introduction to VTC Library System

 

E-classroom, Learning Commons, THEi (Chai Wan) Campus

2/11/2018

(Friday)

14:00-17:00

Module 2: Library Search and Academic Writing

 

E-classroom, Learning Commons, THEi (Chai Wan) Campus

16/11/2018

(Friday)

14:00-17:00

Module 3: Data Analysis Using SPSS & SmartPLS (Structural Equation Modeling)

 

Room 306 (14:00-15:30)

E-classroom, Learning Commons

(15:30-17:00)

, THEi (Chai Wan) Campus

 

 

Module 4: Citation Manager Tools

 

E-classroom, Learning Commons, THEi (Chai Wan) Campus

23/10/2018

(Tuesday)

10:00-12:00

15:00-16:00

Module 5: An Introduction to Databases

- ProQuest and RefWorks,

- Wanfang Data

E-classroom, Learning Commons, THEi (Chai Wan) Campus

24/10/2018 (Wednesday)

15:00-16:00

Module 5: An Introduction to Databases

-EBSCO

E-classroom, Learning Commons, THEi (Chai Wan) Campus

26/10/2018

(Friday)

15:00-16:00

Module 5: An Introduction to Databases

-IET Databases

E-classroom, Learning Commons, THEi (Chai Wan) Campus


Contacts

For enquiries, please contact:

 

THEi-Learning Commons

Tel: 3890-8026

E-mail: thei-lc@vtc.edu.hk