Techniques for Student Engagement in Library Instruction
Instructor: John Doherty
Dates: October 6-31, 2014
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
How do we engage students in their own learning, especially in short, one-shot library instruction sessions? In this four-week, online workshop we will examine a variety of student engagement techniques, focusing on Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning, problem solving, and metacognition. Over the course of four weeks we will examine up to 10 of these techniques and how they can be applied in traditional, blended, and online classes. We will especially uncover approaches that will work for one shot library sessions. In groups we will examine one or two student engagement techniques in detail, and explore how these might work in our own contexts. We will also develop a plan for applying a student engagement technique in our own practice. This will be a discussion intensive workshop in which it will be essential to follow a close schedule of information presentation, interaction, and assessment.
Dr. John J. Doherty is an instructional designer with the Northern Arizona University’s e-Learning Center. From 1993 to 2007 he worked in academic libraries, with an emphasis on library instruction and critical information literacy. He has published and presented nationally and internationally in these areas, including “Design to learn, learn to design: using backward design for information literacy instruction” (co-authored with Bruce E. Fox in Communications in Information Literacy, 5.2, 2011).
This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.
You can register in this course through the first week of instruction. The “Register” button on the website goes to our credit card payment gateway, which may be used with personal or institutional credit cards. (Be sure to use the appropriate billing address). If your institution wants to pay using a purchase order, please contact us to make arrangements.
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