gives you just enough background on learning theory, how to plan good instruction, and how to deliver it. helps you assess the advantages and disadvantages of face-to-face and online instruction and selecting the best mode for your content. Illustrates instructional strategies to employ and provides model lesson plans for creating online and face-to-face instruction.highlights ways of using individualized instruction either by itself or as a complement to other teaching. Examples include how to create LibGuides and videos. features lesson plans with step-by-step instructions and hands on ways to create objectives, present activities, and evaluate instruction.
This book is designed for all librarians and library staff who teach as part of their role and library school students new to teaching.
The book features an enhanced version of the classic ADDIE model (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation) that emphasizes the iterative nature of design and the role of evaluation throughout the design/development process. It clearly lays out a systematic approach that emphasizes the use of research-based theories, while acknowledging the need to customize the process to address a variety of pedagogical approaches: Instructivist, Constructivist, and Connectivist.
The book opens with an overview of the basics of ID and each subsequent chapter describes major activities in the ID process with step-by-step instructions and tips for streamlining the process. Numerous job aids serve to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of your design efforts. Each chapter highlights key concepts and provides additional exercises and assignments based on the work of Benjamin Bloom. Streamlined ID is an ideal reference guide for optimizing professional practice.
All of the topics addressed within a broad range of subject matter fall within the scope of learning in the "digital age," with particular emphasis on utilizing online learning environments—including social media—to teach students critical thinking and research skills as well as to position the academic library as an integral part of the modern learning environment. This book is a must-read for academic librarians in instructional roles, teaching faculty, academic library administrators and managers who need to communicate the value of the library in relation to student learning, and academic administrators who are obligated to demonstrate the important role of libraries in academic excellence.
Online Teaching and Learning: A Practical Guide for Librarians features three main sections:
Section I: Theory into Practice forms the basis in theory of learning that ultimately influences practice. It includes definition, importance in today’s society, benefits and challenges, and categories and types of online learning with examples to illustrate each.Section II: Creating Online Instruction explores how to create an online course--describing components and stepping through the process using a model on the topic of information literacy. Design and instructional tips for creating other types of online instruction are also given. Section III: Practical Applications provides examples of different types of online instruction and materials in all types of libraries. Then, step-by-step detail explains how librarians can create this type of instruction and/or learning materials on their own. Included are worksheets, handouts, and exercises.
Online Teaching and Learning: A Practical Guide for Librarians puts it all together to provide what the library must consider as it prepares for this new challenge and opportunity. It provides a comprehensive guide instructing online programs how to employ library services as part of their program. It is also designed to instruct librarians to incorporate the skills necessary to build a virtual library environment and teach the skills required to meet the needs of online learners. As the educational landscape changes with blended and online learning taking center stage, new and established librarians need a guide to inform them of skills they will need and show them how to create the resources for their new online audience.
Based on both sound research in the area on of online pedagogy and extensive teaching experience, this book includes ideas for:
Creating innovative and interactive information literacy tutorials that engage students.Addressing common pitfalls of online instruction including communicating with students, designing a course that is easy to navigate, and getting the most out of the course management system. Developing assignments and assessments that work in an online environmentIncorporating the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education into the materials development process.
A must for both seasoned instruction librarians and those just starting, this book will provide librarians with the practical information needed to move their instruction online and teach a successful course.
Course-related instructionFreshman composition coursesProfessional medical educationNew course development and deliveryOne-shot sessionsFormal, credit coursesDistance educationVisual literacyand moreAs librarians take a new look at information literacy instruction, this essential book will help guide you in creating and maintaining a quality instruction program.
Many librarians don’t have the technical expertise needed to create online tutorials.
Creating Online Tutorials: A Practical Guide for Librarians will help guide them through the basics of designing and producing an online tutorial. Through practical examples, the book will guide librarians just starting the process of creating an online tutorial from start to finish and will provide tips that will be useful to librarians with more experience in designing online tutorials.
This detailed roadmap for designing and producing online tutorials covers:
When to consider a tutorial Needs assessmentChoosing the right technologySelecting and organizing instructional contentPlanning—script, images, narration, other design elementsAssessment as a primary design elementMaintenance and updatingOnline tutorial resources
After reading this book, new tutorial developers will have a practical, customizable blueprint that will enable them confidently address the creation of their first online tutorials, and experienced developers will learn efficient techniques to create and enhance future tutorials that are attractive, effective teaching tools.