This presentation starts with a look at some existing libraries with virtual portals ...

Some virtual libraries Online links
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The Library of Congress loc_gov.htm
University of Oxford libraries oxlip.htm
UAE University New Medical Library uaeu_nml.htm
Subscription services
e.g. ERIC E*Subscribe eric.htm

The Online Writing Collaboration Project (OWCp) by Meteab M. AlZahrani, Indiana University of Pennsylvania English Department was created to be the meeting place on cyberspace for English learners and teachers from all over the globe. OWCp main mission is to connect English learners with English native speakers to promote English Interactions and to create authentic interactive learning environment with the target culture (American and English Culture). OWCp is based on collaboration theories, and thus it is a two-way interaction, in which EFL learners can share and discuss their writings with classmates & American peers. OWCp members receive comprehensive feedback from qualified online tutors who volunteered to help English learners. All these are free services for students. Here are the major OWCp sections:

Plus there is an OWCp Links section to provide teachers and students of English with up-to-date links to authentic materials that include online journals, lesson plans, teaching/learning materials, English software, English writing process strategies, e-books, and other miscellaneous teaching and learning materials.

Next up: Library and research skills

(C)opyright 2003
by Vance Stevens, click here for contact info
Computing Lecturer, Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE
From a presentation given Thursday, May 8, 2003 at the MLI Teacher to Teacher Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE
This site features in an article in the On the Internet column of the Dec 2003 issue of the Online TESL-EJ

Last updated November 29, 2003

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