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WAPL - Continuing Education in Your Pajamas-New Technologies Bring New Opportunities

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on Thursday, May 01, 2008 in WLA Blog Archive
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John DeBacher started with a great visual image for the title of the program. I saw him in the hall in advance to capture this photo...he actually wore this to the introduce the program.The first presenter was Anna Palmer from the library school at UW-Madison. There are still three courses which require physical presence on campus. The electives can be done online. Courses are available before or after starting the program. If you register as a "special student" the cost is half the regular price.The school offers continuing education courses including courses for the Library Director Certification Program. CED credits are cheaper and are graded on a pass/fail basis. They use the same software for CE and online courses. They use Desire to Learn (D2L) which is branded with Learn Wisconsin.Anna demonstrated with a course called "Core Elements of Children's Services." [I have a close friend who has taught using D2L,...

WAAL 2008: Reinventing the Library Class Session

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on Thursday, April 17, 2008 in WLA Blog Archive
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Eliot Finkelstein, Carrie Nelson, Trisha Prosise (UW-Madison's College Library)Background "One-shots" - single 50-minute sessions - many, many of us teach theseLibrary instruction "module" is integrated by mandate into certain required courses at UW-Madison2006: 4,300 students get online tutorial followed by 50-minute sessionLibrarians were repeating content in tutorial and in-person sessions - taking up timeGot to a point that script was a Frankenstein's monster, after multiple re-writesStarted with desired outcomes, rather than jumping into the "fun part"Literature search - Deb Gilchrist (assessment expert)Bloom's taxonomy - set 7 learning outcomesDemonstration3 volunteers from audience were taught in the old way (told how to complete all the steps, then did it), then 3 volunteers that had been waiting in the hallway were taught in the new way (why this might be important to you, you won't be able to do it correctly the first time, but I'll step in to talk you through it)Scenario: How...