Registration is now open for the following e-learning opportunities from ACRL. Stretch your professional development budget by registering now for these affordable distance learning courses and events! For more information on each course, including a link to online registration and registration fees, please visit the course page by clicking the course title. Space is limited, so register now to reserve your seat! Group rates are available for live Webcasts.
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Designing Usable and Accessible Web Pages: Needs Analysis, Design Planning, XHTML and CSS Standards, Accessibility Validation and Usability Testing (Online seminar: January 25 – February 10, 2010)– This hands-on course focuses on the basics of Web site planning, design and content development. The course will also examine Web standards, usability and accessibility. XHTML and CSS (external) will be introduced. The course begins with XHTML/HTML basics tutorials and a practice activity to make sure everyone has the basic skills. Students will plan and design a representative site during the course.
Copyright and the Library Part 2: Library, Classroom and Other Issues Including the DMCA (Online Seminar: February 1-19, 2010) – In this course, students will continue to learn to think in terms of U.S. copyright law. In this course, students will focus on issues pertaining to libraries with a special focus on how copyright pertains to the classroom setting. Sections 108, 109, 110, 512 and 1201 will be examined for a thorough understanding on their impact in academic libraries.
Cyber Zed Shed 1: Facebook, Twitter, Sprout (Live Webcast: February 9, 2010) – Cyber Zed Shed Webcast presentations, similar to their in-person National Conference versions, are 20 minutes in length each, including 5-10 minutes for participant questions and answers. The first Cyber Zed Shed Webcasts will explore three topics: Facebook, Twitter and Sprout. Learn how other libraries and librarians are using these technologies in their own libraries and how to apply these technologies in your library.
Virtual Reference Competencies: Technical, Communications, and Reference Skills and Knowledge (Online Seminar: February 15 – March 26, 2010) – In this online seminar, participants will engage in learning activities, supported by readings as well as lecture and discussion to acquire and improve the technical competencies required by effective virtual reference librarians.
Text Messaging Reference: Enhancing Reference Services with SMS (Live Webcast: February 23, 2010) – This session introduces and covers the emerging field of SMS reference, shares practical tips and best practices and management, technology, and assessment considerations for this cutting edge service. Learn how to choose the best technology for SMS reference at your institution, what the advanced managerial considerations are and what is on the horizon for mobile reference services using SMS.
Wave Upon Wave: Navigating the New Communication (Live Webcast: March 2, 2010)– Google Wave is poised to change the way we think about communication on the web, and to give libraries and librarians amazing new tools to help our patrons. While it is in very, very early beta right now, the promise for this new service is very high. In this Webcast, Jason Griffey will walk you through the possibilities, show you how Wave works and help you wrap your head around what Wave might bring to your library.
Superpower Your Browser: Open Source Research Tools (Live Webcast: March 23, 2010) – Libraries are harnessing the power of digital resources, moving tools and resources not only onto the Web but into the browser software itself. Open source browser plug-ins such as LibX and Zotero can help researchers at every stage of the research cycle, from search and discovery to writing and citation. This Webcast will examine these two powerful browser tools as well as others.
Instructional Design for Online Teaching and Learning (Online Seminar: March 29 – April 23, 2010) – In this four week hands-on course the focus will be on using good instructional design and Web page design principles. Participants will also be introduced to Web-based teaching techniques and materials using standard Web pages and the Moodle LMS
Complete details are available on the ACRL e-Learning Web site. For more information about ACRL e-Learning opportunities, contact Margot Conahan at (312) 280-2522 firstname.lastname@example.org.