Call for Proposals: Instructional Technology Council eLearning 201

The College of Southern Nevada will serve as the host institution for the Instructional Technology Council eLearning 2015 Annual Conference.  Participants at the eLearning 2015 Conference will include higher education administrators, instructional designers, and faculty in the field of distance education who will come to Las Vegas from across the country and around the world to exchange techniques for teaching students at a distance, showcase effective distance education delivery methods, and preview various Web- and video-based technology tools for distance education.  Please consider submitting a proposal to present at the  Community College conference. We would love to see a large number of library-related proposals!

Submit a Proposal to Present at eLearning 2015
Submission Deadline: October 3, 2014
http://www.itcnetwork.org/elearning-conference/call-for-presentations.html

We want to learn about the new and innovative educational strategies and technologies you tried that work, and about the successful and tried-and-true techniques you or your staff use to teach at a distance. Have you experienced strategies that did not work out as well as you had hoped? We want to hear about those too!

eLearning 2015 will offer you and your staff pre-conference workshops, keynote speakers, vendors exhibiting the latest eLearning technologies and services, and nearly 60 one-hour concurrent sessions. The meeting space at Planet Hollywood is in a separate area—you would never know it is adjacent to a newly-expanded casino!

Suggested presentation topics include:

— Accessibility and universal design
— Blended and hybrid courses
— BYOD – bring your own device
— Certificate and degree programs
— Competency-based learning
— Continuing education
— Copyright and intellectual property
— Course and learning management systems
— eTextbooks and open education resources
— Gaming
— Learning analytics
— Management and leadership
— MOOCs
— Online student support
— academic advising
— library services
— mentoring
— tutoring
— Open education resources
—  Student engagement
— Social Media Tools
— blogs
— Google apps
— Google+
— Facebook
— Twitter

Upcoming ACRL e-Learning Opportunities

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With school back in session, now is the perfect time to expand your own professional development horizons with ACRL e-Learning. 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.

Registration for all online seminars and Webcasts qualifies for the ACRL Frequent Learner Program. Register for three, get one free.

Keep up-to-date with upcoming ACRL e-Learning opportunities by subscribing to ourRSS feed and visiting our events calendar or Facebook page. Don’t miss out on these exciting learning opportunities!

September

Copyright and the Library Part 1: The Basics Including Fair Use (Online Seminar: September 13 – October 1, 2010) – Build an understanding of current copyright law, creating a “copyright palette” for your library, and assessing a library’s legal risk with regard to current U.S. copyright law. Gain an understanding of the Fair Use clause, as well as how to legally apply fair use in the library, classroom and broader campus environments.

Designing Usable and Accessible Web Pages: Needs, Analysis, Design Planning, XHTML and CSS Standards, Accessibility Validation, and Usability Testing (Beginners) (Online seminar: September 13 – October 8, 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 Not-So-Distant Librarian: Online Library Instruction to Engage Students and Faculty (Webcast: September 14, 2010) – Learn practical tips and tools for designing, implementing, and assessing online library instruction in this ACRL Webcast.

From Idea to Publication Series: Understanding the Research Question (Webcast: September 23, 2010) – Learn to formulate and define good research questions, select appropriate research methodologies and design the research study. Specific topics will include the development of useful questionnaires, techniques used in conducting telephone interviews, working with focus groups and constructing surveys to get the information they need.

October

Creating Usable and Accessible Web Pages: XHTML and CSS Review, Navigation, Interactivity, CMS and other Options (Intermediate) (Online Seminar: October 4 – November 12, 2010) – Participants in this online course will be able to use CSS layout to design highly accessible navigation and menus; create basic forms; use free-JavaScripts to add functionality; design with multi-media; and understand strengths and limitations of CMS.

Successful Budgeting in Academic Libraries (Online Seminar: October 11-30, 2010)
In this course, participants will learn essential budgeting skills, including how to develop and manage a budget and how to write a persuasive budget request.

So You Want To Create an Interactive Information Literacy Tutorial? (Webcast: October 19, 2010) – Learn about the experience creating an interactive information literacy tutorial from beginning to end in collaboration with a multimedia designer in this Webcast.  Evaluate the potential of tutorial as an assessment tool and an opportunity for self-evaluation.

Complete details are available on the ACRL e-Learning Web site. For more information about ACRL e-Learning opportunities, contact Kathryn Deiss at (312) 280-2529 orkdeiss@ala.org.

Register Now for ACRL Winter e-Learning Opportunities

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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.

Registration for all online seminars and Webcasts qualifies for the ACRL Frequent Learner Program. Register for three, get one free.

Keep up-to-date with upcoming ACRL e-Learning opportunities by subscribing to ourRSS feed.

January

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.

February

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.

March

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 ormconahan@ala.org.

Upcoming e-Learning Seminars and Webcasts

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Registration is now open for October and November 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. Registration for all online seminars and Webcasts qualifies for the new Frequent Learner Program. Register for three, get one free.

October

Designing Specialized Online Information Literacy Courses in Higher Education (Online Seminar: October 19 – November 6, 2009)

The Role of the Librarian in Combating Student Plagiarism (Live Webcast: October 20, 2009)

November

Implementing Online Teaching and Learning: Using Moodle and Other Web 2.0 Features (Online Seminar: November 9 – December 5, 2009)

Electronic Collection Development for the Academic E-Library (Online Seminar: November 9 – December 5, 2009)

Introduction to Taxonomy Development (Live Webcast: November 10, 2009)

Blended Librarianship: Learning Management Systems for Libraries (Live Webcast: November 17, 2009)

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 or mconahan@ala.org.

Register Now for Upcoming e-Learning Opportunities from ACRL!

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Registration is now open for the following e-learning opportunities from ACRL.  Stretch your professional 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!

ACRL is excited to announce the introduction of the ACRL e-Learning RSS feed. Stay up to date on affordable professional development opportunities!  Subscribe today at http://feeds2.feedburner.com/acrl_elearning.

Multi-week courses

Electronic Collection Development (May 18 – June 6, 2009)
In this hands-on course you will learn to create an academic e-library collection development plan for free and fee-based Web-accessible resources for a patron community of your choice. Students will focus on developing a collection plan for one library patron group of their choice. Patron groups may include: faculty, students, researchers, general public, subject specialists, etc. This collection plan will be developed in five parts. Each part includes lecture, discussion and hands-on activities that will step participants through creating or assessing a collection plan for developing a e-library collection.

Web Design and Construction for Libraries Part 2 (May 18 – June 13, 2009)
This four-week course builds on the work completed in “Web Design and Construction for Academic Libraries, Part 1.” Participants will learn about advanced CSS design, accessible menus, and re-Javascript and will review multimedia (FLASH, Quicktime etc.), Web-accessible database applications (PHP, MYSQL, ASP etc.), and content management software options.

Virtual Reference Competencies (June 22 – July 31, 2009)
In this six-week 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. During this course, engage in learning activities supported by readings as well as lecture and discussion, to practice and expand the communications competencies required by effective virtual reference librarians.

Live Webcasts

From Encounters to Experiences: Using Design Thinking to Create a User Experience (April 23, 2009: 2PM Eastern/11AM Pacific)
Convenient. Simple. Unexpected. Impressive. The Age of User Experience has forever altered the expectations of American consumers, especially the younger generations that are the academic libraries significant user population. To successfully reach and engage these users academic librarians must master the art of adaptability. Many organizations are learning they must go beyond traditional customer service into the new realm of user experience design. Doing so requires new skills and a willingness to evolve professionally. This webcast will explore how user experience design may help academic librarians to offer their users more than just transactions. Moving from transactions to experiences can enable the library to exceed user expectations. Steven Bell, co-author of Academic Librarianship by Design and lead blogger at Designing Better Libraries, will introduce user experience as a strategy library workers can use to transform routine products and service into memorable experiences that exceed user expectations.

Design Thinking (Blended Librarianship) (May 14, 2009: 2PM Eastern/11AM Pacific)
There is an extensive body of literature on information literacy and the importance of librarian-faculty collaboration in achieving it. The workshop will bring a new perspective on information literacy and collaboration through a conceptual framework the workshop leaders refer to as “Blended Librarianship.”

Podcasting for Libraries (June 2, 2009: 2PM Eastern/11AM Pacific)
Podcasting is like an Internet radio show, or a blog with audio.  It uses the power of RSS syndication to automatically deliver new episodes to listeners.  There are millions of podcasts available, covering nearly any topic imaginable.  Any library can produce a podcast using free software and inexpensive hardware.  If you can post to a blog and talk into a microphone, you can create a podcast.  How can your library use podcasting as a tool for teaching, promotion, outreach and programming?

For more information about any of the above courses or webcasts, please contact ACRL Web Services Manager Jon Stahler at jstahler@ala.org.

New ACRL e-Learning Opportunities!

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Registration is now open for several new e-learning opportunities from ACRL. Courses and webcasts are coming up on topics such as electronic collection development, web design and construction, virtual reference competencies, user experience design, information literacy collaboration, and podcasting.

Stretch your professional budget by registering now for these affordable distance learning courses and events! Visit the events section of the ACRL Facebook page for a complete list of upcoming ACRL events, including e-Learning. Or head over to the ACRL e-Learning webpage athttp://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/index.cfm. Space is limited, so register now to reserve your seat!

You can also stay up to date on affordable professional development opportunities by subscribing to our new e-Learning RSS feed at http://feeds2.feedburner.com/acrl_elearning.

ACRL eLearning opportunity on Dec. 4

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Registration closes Wednesday, Dec. 3 for this Live Webcast!

Next Generation Information Commons:  Retooling and Refining the Vision
Format:  ACRL Live Webcast
Date:  December 4, 2008 11 a.m. Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenter:  Joan K. Lippincott

Description:
Some information commons are now more than ten years old and are in need of refreshing in terms of conception, configuration, technologies, and services. Others are so popular that additions are planned, either adjacent to the existing commons, on other floors, or in other buildings on campus. Through the use of principles and practical examples, participants will learn about trends in information and learning commons. A wide variety of photos will be used to illustrate the presentation.

For more information on this event as well as registration, please visit the event page at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/courses/nextgeninfocommons.cfm. Registration for this event is limited, so reserve your seat today!