Online Instructional Design for Librarians

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Librarians are no stranger to working online or instruction, but when the two come together it can occasionally cause a moment’s hesitation. How do we keep tabs on our learners’ progress if we can’t see them? How do we engage them in discussion if everyone’s microphones are muted? What do I need to change about my preparation and delivery to work with online earners? If you find yourself conducting webinars or providing library instruction to online courses, this session is for you. This practical one-hour session will provide you with instructional design basics specifically for the online environments. Bring a lesson you normally teach in-person that can be redesigned for maximum efficacy with online learners.

Instructor: Beth Ashmore

Beth Ashmore is the associate head for acquisitions and discovery for serials at North Carolina State University. Along with her co-authors Jill Grogg and Jeff Weddle, she wrote the book The Librarians Guide to Negotiation (Information Today, 2014, ISBN: 9781573874281). Other research interests include troubleshooting metadata and electronic resources issues, instructional design skills for librarians, and the accessibility of electronic resources. She has an MS in library and information science from the University of Illinois and an MSE in instructional design and technology from Samford University.

Academic library: 2 year, Academic library: 4 year and graduate

Registrations for this class must be received at least one week before the class date. Registrants should receive an email offering detailed login and setup instructions. Please call 800.999.8558 if you do not receive this email at least three days before the class. This class is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Time: All live online classes are in Eastern time.

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