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Online by Design : The Essentials of Creating Information Literacy Courses - Yvonne Mery

Online by Design

The Essentials of Creating Information Literacy Courses

Paperback Published: 23rd April 2014
ISBN: 9780810891111
Number Of Pages: 179

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As more and more academic libraries consider offering online credit courses or converting face-to-face courses to online, instructional librarians need to quickly get up to speed about online course design and delivery. Even the most seasoned instruction librarian may be intimidated by the thought of converting their classroom course into an online course. Based on both sound research in the area on of online pedagogy and extensive teaching experience, this book includes ideas for: 1.Creating innovative and interactive information literacy tutorials that engage students. 2.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. 3.Developing assignments and assessments that work in an online environment 4.Incorporating 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.

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Online by Design: The Essentials of Creating Information Literacy Courses is a well-researched, exceedingly readable text, covering every aspect of the course planning process from the early planning phases to assessing the course. Whether you're a new librarian trying to learn about this type of work, an experienced librarian who has never taught online, or someone who teaches online who would like to start a credit- based course, this book will be a valuable resource in your work.--Lauren Pressley, Associate Director for Learning & Outreach, Virginia Tech University Libraries

List of Illustrations List of Tables Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1: Introduction Perceptions of Online Learning Perceptions of IL Credit Courses Is Online Instruction Effective? Benefits of Online Instruction for Students, Librarians, and Libraries The Challenges of Online Instruction Defining Online Instruction SECTION 1: DEVELOPING THE COURSE Chapter 2: The Nuts and Bolts of Online Credit Courses: What You Need to Know Before You Start The Course Approval Process Online Instructor Roles Competencies Time Commitment Marketing the Course The CMS: A Love/Hate Relationship Quality Matters! Where to Get Training Chapter 3: A Recipe for Success: Cooking up the Curriculum Needs Assessment and Environmental Scanning Writing Goals and Outcomes Information Literacy Topics in an Online Course Course Units: Scope and Sequence Textbooks Resource 3.1: Sample Undergraduate Course Topics and Learning Outcomes Resource 3.2: Sample Graduate Course Topics and Learning Outcomes Chapter 4: Creating a Student-Centered Syllabus: Taking it to the Next Level The Interactive Syllabus What is a Syllabus Good for Anyway? Elements of the Course Syllabus Will They Use It? Resource 4.1: Sample Syllabus Undergraduate Information Literacy Course Resource 4.2: Sample Syllabus Graduate Information Literacy Course SECTION 2: DEVELOPING THE UNITS Chapter 5: Learning Materials 101: Variety is the Spice of Life Underlying Teaching Strategies Aligning Learning Materials and with Learning Objectives Addressing Learning Styles Creating the Materials Universal Design for Learning Using Copyrighted Materials Chapter 6: Tutorials 101: Keeping Students Engaged Passive and Active Learning Writing Student Learning Outcomes Building Interactivity Building Engagement Make it Real Make it Effective Choosing the Software Developing for Mobile Chapter 7: Assignments 101: Making it Real, Related, and Rewarding Assignments: More than Busy Work Creating Meaningful Assignments Best Practices in Assignment Development Collaborative Assignments Workload Management Resource 7.1: Sample Assignments for Graduate Students Resource 7.2: Sample Assignment for Undergraduate Students Chapter 8: But Did They Learn Anything? Assessing and Evaluating The Assessment Cycle Formative and Summative Assessment Assessment Methods A Word about Cheating Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness Resource 8.1: Pre-Post Test Questions Resource 8.2: Research Portfolio Requirements Chapter 9: New Models for Teaching and Learning MOOCs Digital Badges The Flipped Classroom Mobile A New Instruction Librarian Index About the Authors

ISBN: 9780810891111
ISBN-10: 0810891115
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 179
Published: 23rd April 2014
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 1.17
Weight (kg): 0.3

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