Instructional Design Essentials

Instructional Design Essentials
with Nicole Pagowsky and Erica DeFrain

4-week eCourse
Beginning Monday, May 4

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Create a foundation in instructional design! Experts Nicole Pagowsky and Erica DeFrain will help you hone your teaching skills and prepare you for your instructional needs. You will complete an instructional design plan and receive feedback along the way from instructors and fellow participants.

After participating in this eCourse, you will be able to:

Identify major principles of instructional design to apply to your teaching
Incorporate appropriate learning theories into your materials
Develop an assessment plan appropriate for your objectives
Select and effectively integrate appropriately matched technologies and teaching tools

RUSA Online Courses and Webinars Spring 2015

Online Courses:

Genealogy 101 March. 23 – April 26, 2015
Assist patrons with family history research. Read more and register.

Introduction to Spatial Literacy and Online Mapping March 23 – April 12, 2015
Economic concepts and terms essential to understanding… Read more and register.

Xtreme Bibliographic Searching for Interlibrary Loan & Reference April 20 – May 17, 2015 (Live Sessions on Thursdays, Time 1 p.m. CST)
Mansel Pre 56 to Digital Repositories, DOAJ to Trove to HathiTrust. Don’t know those terms…then this course is for you! Read more and register.

NEW COURSE! Learner-Centered Reference and Instruction: Science, Psychology, and Inclusive Pedagogy April 6 – May 17, 2015
This course will introduce library practitioners to empirically sound approaches to learner-centered teaching that can be applied to creating effective reference and instruction services that maximally facilitate student learning. Read more and register.

NEW COURSE! Introduction to Instructional Design for Librarians April 20 – May 31, 2015
Students will learn to use the Instructional Design Process and apply it effectively to library instruction which includes: identifying instructional problems, learner analysis, task analysis, defining instructional objectives, sequencing content, identifying instructional strategies, message design, instructional delivery, and evaluation instruments. Read more and register.

Webinars:
· Boomerang Library Users: Implementing Effective, Enriching and Educational Library programs for target users to Learn and Return
March 18, 2015, 10:30-11:45am
Create and design effective programs for business and pleasure. Read more and register.
· No Thumbs Required: Strategies for a Superior SMS/Text Reference Service March 24, 2015, 2-3:15pm
Connecting the principles of the RUSA Guidelines to the practical realities of the SMS/text medium… Read more and register.
· Universal Design for Learning, Information literacy, and Libraries April 01, 2015,1-2:15pm
Gain information about Universal Design for Learning… Read more and register.
· What is Content Marketing + Should You Be Using It at Your Library? April 03, 2015, 2-3:15pm
Understand content marketing. Read more and register.
· Reference Interviewing: Best Practices in Action April 06, 2015, 1-2pm
How to improve interaction with the online. Read more and register.
· Spice it Up with Pura Belpre! Using Award Winning Titles and Other Resources to Celebrate the Hispanic Influence in Literature for Youth
April 30, 2015, 10-11am Read more and register.
· Exploring Partnerships with Faculty and Other User Groups for Digital Humanities Projects May 12, 2015, 2-3:30pm
Learn to identify partnership opportunities within your institutions. Read more and register.

Marianne K. Braverman, MSW.
Marketing & Programs Manager
Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)
Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)

The American Library Association // 50 E. Huron Street // Chicago, IL 60611
800-545-2433 // p. 312-280-4398 // f. 312-280-5273 // e. mbraverman@ala.org
Find our divisions online at http://www.ala.org/rusa & http://www.ala.org/ascla

Instructional Design Essentials

Instructional Design Essentials
with Nicole Pagowsky and Erica DeFrain

4-week eCourse
Beginning Monday, September 15

Get a foundation in instructional design. Experts Nicole Pagowsky and Erica DeFrain will help you hone your teaching skills and prepare you for your instructional needs. You will complete an instructional design plan for one of your upcoming workshops, courses, or tutorials, and will receive feedback on it from the instructors and fellow participants.

After participating in this eCourse, you will be able to:

  • Identify major principles of instructional design to apply to your teaching
  • Incorporate appropriate learning theories into your materials
  • Develop an assessment plan appropriate for your objectives
  • Select and effectively integrate appropriately matched technologies and teaching tools

Using Infographics in Library Instruction

Using Infographics in Library Instruction
Caitlin A. Bagley

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
2:30pm Eastern | 1:30pm Central
12:30pm Mountain | 11:30am Pacific
90 minutes

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In this workshop, Bagley will show you how to incorporate the basics of infographics in your library instruction, capturing students’ attention and making learning active.

You’ll learn

How to use popular freemium tools, such as Piktochart, Infogram, and Easelly, along with various features built into Excel and Word
Ways to teach critical thinking by showing how one data set can undergo contrasting graphical interpretations
How to cite sources in infographics
The types of imagery that will best communicate your message
Examples of creative design through colors, fonts, or hand-drawing
Best practices of library-instruction librarians using infographics in presentations

Upcoming e-Learning Offerings from ACRL

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Registration is also open for the following ACRL e-learning opportunities. 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.

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 and the call for proposals, contact Margot Conahan at (312) 280-2522 or mconahan@ala.org.

Register Now for Upcoming ACRL e-Learning Opportunities

via email

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!

Registration for all online seminars and Webcasts starting after September 1, 2009 qualifies for the new Frequent Learner Program. Register for three, get one free.

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

August

Cyber Zed Shed Webcast Series 1: Facebook, Twitter, and Sprout (Live Webcast: August 18, 2009) – Miss the ACRL 14th National Conference in Seattle or one of the Cyber Zed Shed presentations? Now is your chance to check out what you may have missed!  The first in a series of Cyber Zed Shed Webcasts will be feature 20 minute presentations on Facebook, Twitter and Sprout with ample time for questions and discussion.

September

Web Design and Construction for Libraries Part 1: XHTML and CSS (Online Seminar: September 7 – October 2, 2009) – This course focuses on the basics of Web site planning and design and content development with a concentration on academic libraries. The course will also examine Web standards, usability, and accessibility. XHTML and CSS (external) will be introduced. Students will plan and design a representative site during the course.

Introduction to Website Usability (Online Seminar: September 14 – October 2, 2009) – For very little investment in staff hours and training you can reap tremendous benefits by connecting with the users of your library Web site and web based applications through usability testing. This three-week course is designed for the librarian or library IT staff person who is interested in setting up a usability program but doesn’t know where to begin.

Information Commons 101 (Live Webcast: September 22, 2009)
Is your institution in the planning phase for a library renovation or addition that includes a space that will serve as an information or learning commons?  If so, this Webcast will provide an overview of some of the key planning components you should take into consideration as you develop a program for the facility.

October

Instructional Design for Online Teaching and Learning (Online Seminar: October 5-31, 2009)
In this hands-on course the intellectual 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. Coursework will result in a completed instructional design plan for an instructional unit.

Copyright and the Library Part 1: The Basics Including the DMCA (Online Seminar: October 5 – 23, 2009)
This course will focus on building understanding of current copyright law, creating a “copyright palette” for partcipants’ libraries, and assessing a library’s legal risk with regard to current U.S. copyright law. Additionally, participants will build an understanding of the Fair Use clause, as well as how to legally apply fair use in the library, classroom and broader campus environments.

Next Generation Information Commons: Retooling and Refining the Vision (Live Webcast: October 13, 2009)
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.

The Role of the Librarian in Combating Student Plagiarism (Live Webcast: October 20, 2009)
Like other educators, librarians are aware of the growing instances of student plagiarism and academic dishonesty that take place on college campuses. Librarians frequently discuss discipline faculty’s revulsion toward the growth of student plagiarism that has seemingly grown in tandem with our society’s dependence on digital texts found on the Internet. This Webcast examines strategies libraries and librarians can implement to reduce plagiarism on campus.

Complete details are available on the ACRL e-Learning Web site. For more information about ACRL e-Learning opportunities, contact ACRL Web Services Manager Jon Stahler at jstahler@ala.org.