Online By Design: The Essentials Of Creating Information Literacy Courses by Yvonne MeryOnline By Design: The Essentials Of Creating Information Literacy Courses by Yvonne Mery

Online By Design: The Essentials Of Creating Information Literacy Courses

byYvonne Mery, Jill Newby

Paperback | April 23, 2014

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As more and more academic libraries consider offering online credit courses or converting face-to-face courses to online, instructional librarians need to quickly get up to speed about online course design and delivery. Even the most seasoned instruction librarian may be intimidated by the thought of converting their classroom course into an online course. Based on both sound research in the area on of online pedagogy and extensive teaching experience, this book includes ideas for:1.Creating innovative and interactive information literacy tutorials that engage students.2.Addressing common pitfalls of online instruction including communicating with students, designing a course that is easy to navigate, and getting the most out of the course management system. 3.Developing assignments and assessments that work in an online environment4.Incorporating the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education into the materials development process.A must for both seasoned instruction librarians and those just starting, this book will provide librarians with the practical information needed to move their instruction online and teach a successful course.
Yvonne Mery is associate librarian and instructional designer at the University of Arizona. She has co-authored several papers on the integration of information literacy in online classes and presented at numerous national conferences on best practices for online information literacy instruction. Jill Newby is associate librari...
Title:Online By Design: The Essentials Of Creating Information Literacy CoursesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:April 23, 2014Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810891115

ISBN - 13:9780810891111


Table of Contents

List of IllustrationsList of TablesForewordPrefaceAcknowledgmentsChapter 1: IntroductionPerceptions of Online LearningPerceptions of IL Credit CoursesIs Online Instruction Effective?Benefits of Online Instruction for Students, Librarians, and LibrariesThe Challenges of Online InstructionDefining Online InstructionSECTION 1: DEVELOPING THE COURSEChapter 2: The Nuts and Bolts of Online Credit Courses: What You Need to Know Before You StartThe Course Approval ProcessOnline Instructor RolesCompetencies Time CommitmentMarketing the CourseThe CMS: A Love/Hate RelationshipQuality Matters!Where to Get TrainingChapter 3: A Recipe for Success: Cooking up the CurriculumNeeds Assessment and Environmental ScanningWriting Goals and OutcomesInformation Literacy Topics in an Online CourseCourse Units: Scope and SequenceTextbooksResource 3.1: Sample Undergraduate Course Topics and Learning OutcomesResource 3.2: Sample Graduate Course Topics and Learning OutcomesChapter 4: Creating a Student-Centered Syllabus: Taking it to the Next LevelThe Interactive SyllabusWhat is a Syllabus Good for Anyway?Elements of the Course SyllabusWill They Use It?Resource 4.1: Sample Syllabus Undergraduate Information Literacy CourseResource 4.2: Sample Syllabus Graduate Information Literacy CourseSECTION 2: DEVELOPING THE UNITSChapter 5: Learning Materials 101: Variety is the Spice of LifeUnderlying Teaching StrategiesAligning Learning Materials and with Learning ObjectivesAddressing Learning StylesCreating the MaterialsUniversal Design for LearningUsing Copyrighted MaterialsChapter 6: Tutorials 101: Keeping Students EngagedPassive and Active LearningWriting Student Learning OutcomesBuilding InteractivityBuilding Engagement Make it RealMake it EffectiveChoosing the SoftwareDeveloping for MobileChapter 7: Assignments 101: Making it Real, Related, and RewardingAssignments: More than Busy WorkCreating Meaningful AssignmentsBest Practices in Assignment DevelopmentCollaborative AssignmentsWorkload ManagementResource 7.1: Sample Assignments for Graduate Students Resource 7.2: Sample Assignment for Undergraduate StudentsChapter 8: But Did They Learn Anything? Assessing and EvaluatingThe Assessment CycleFormative and Summative AssessmentAssessment MethodsA Word about CheatingEvaluating Teaching EffectivenessResource 8.1: Pre-Post Test QuestionsResource 8.2: Research Portfolio RequirementsChapter 9: New Models for Teaching and LearningMOOCsDigital BadgesThe Flipped ClassroomMobileA New Instruction LibrarianIndexAbout the Authors

Editorial Reviews

Online by Design: The Essentials of Creating Information Literacy Courses is a well-researched , exceedingly readable text, covering every aspect of the course planning process from the early planning phases to assessing the course. Whether you're a new librarian trying to learn about this type of work, an experienced librarian who has never taught online, or someone who teaches online who would like to start a credit- based course, this book will be a valuable resource in your work.