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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 -- in his pajamas -- provided an overview and reviewed the history of using technology for CE. There are different models, including two-way (synchronous or interactive) and asynchronous -- which might include program that are canned, queued up and can be experienced at leisure. Some presentations, as in OPAL, begin synchronous and become asynchronous. Interactive gets questions answered, asynchronous is available when convenient -- overcoming space-time problems.Obstacles and disadvantages include distractions of the home environment, lack of interaction with peers that occurs at real conferences.Anna Palmer, Outreach Specialist UW-SLIS - 3 options for online CE via SLIS website Graduate level courses - many electives classes are online, though three core courses still need to be taken in Madison - students can enroll as special students and try grad level classes onlineContinuing education - there are 7 or 8 classes each semester, 2 or 3 for director certification, 4 or...

WLA 2007: Those Who Can, Teach: Becoming a More Effective "One Shot" Trainer (and Explainer)

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Those Who Can, Teach: Becoming a More Effective "One Shot" Trainer (and Explainer)a presentation by Michele Besant, Director, School of Library and Information Studies Library, UW-Madison; Carrie Nelson, Associate Academic Librarian, UW-Madison; Pamela O’Donnell, Academic Librarian, UW-MadisonOutline of today's presentation:Strategies / tipsCollective wisdom (sharing)Debriefing / critiqueExit with a renewed passion for teachingMichele's main message:less is more (honestly) -- try not to overwhelm learners with too much informationvalue your teaching -- believe that what you have to convey has value to learnersit's all about the story -- narratives help you make a connection with learnershave fun! -- if you're having fun, your learners might have fun tooCarrie's concerns: feelings and how they affect our teachingreading from a script -- try to break from your script to keep things freshgiving up control -- try to get comfortable about feeling uncomfortableembrace the weirdness -- enjoy the unexpected and unscriptedPamela's premise:what's in a name (a...