RoundTable Conversation: Tools for Online Learning

Join the Distance Learning Section Instruction Committee in our RoundTable Conversation
Theme: Tools for Online Learning

Participate in an online RoundTable Conversation with your professional colleagues. Attendees will be placed in a breakout room so all can engage in an active conversations. This month’s theme encourages conversation about tutorial creation software, web conferencing, best practices, pedagogy with online tools, social media and accessibility.

Microphones strongly encouraged.

Date: March 1st, 2017

Time: 2:00pm EST, 1:00pm CST, 11:00am PST

Event Registration Page (FREE):  http://ala.adobeconnect.com/e8jed30xr35/event/registration.html

Event Login Page:  http://ala.adobeconnect.com/e8jed30xr35/event/login.html

Only registered users may enter the room, space is limited so register today!

 

Questions? Email Natalie Bennett Natalie-Bennett@utc.edu or Anjali Bhasin Bhasin2@wisc.edu, DLS Instruction Committee co-chairs

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Using the Community of Inquiry to Engage Online Students

Date: Tuesday, January 31st, 2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern; 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific

Speaker: Marcia Rapchak, Duquesne University

Register online at http://bit.ly/dlsinquiry. This event will feature 45 minutes of presentation with 15 minutes for questions and discussion.

Finding a way to keep distance students feeling engaged and connected can be a challenge. Distance students need to interact with educational content, of course, but is that enough? According to the Community of Inquiry (CoI) model (Garrison, Anderson, & Archer, 2000) online education environments require three interdependent elements – teaching, social, and cognitive presence – to generate effective learning. This session will provide attendees with research-based methods of increasing all three presences in online environments so that students interact with each other, the content, and the instructor in ways that move them through critical inquiry and discovery, ultimately deepening the learning experience.

Join us on Twitter to continue the discussion by using #dlsinquiry.

We look forward to seeing you at the event,

Lindsey Wharton, lwharton@fsu.edu

 

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Round Table Conversation

Topic: All about Videos

Join the Distance Learning Section Discussion Group for our first Roundtable Conversation. Our goal is to gather distance learning librarians into breakout rooms to encourage active conversations about this month’s topic: All About Videos – technology, relevance, accessibility, and assessment. Discussion will be focused on how we use technology to create engaging, accessible, relevant videos and how we assess their value. Space is limited, so sign up today!

Date: Tuesday November 29th

Time: 2:30 PM Eastern, (1:30 PM Central, 12:30 PM Mountain, 11:30 AM Pacific)

Register online (FREE): http://bit.ly/dlsdgroundtableregister

For questions, contact either Dr. Kristin Heathcock at kheathcock@hccfl.edu or Lindsey Wharton at lwharton@fsu.edu.

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Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award

Do you know or could you be the next recipient of the prestigious Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award?  

The Distance Learning Section (DLS) of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) wants to honor you.

This prestigious award sponsored by the Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group honors an ACRL member who has made valuable contributions to the field of distance librarianship. The winner receives:

  • $1,200 to attend the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL (June 22-27, 2017)
  • A commemorative plaque presented at an awards luncheon during ALA Annual.

The applicant should demonstrate achievement in one or more of the following areas:

  • Support for distance learning librarianship and library services, e.g., service to students and faculty, innovation and/or leadership
  • Participate in the creation and/or implementation of distance library programs or services of exemplary quality
  • Successful collaboration with faculty in support of information literacy and/or other aspects of library instruction or services for distance students
  • Significant research, publication, or presentations in areas of distance learning librarianship

Send in your submission by December 2, 2016.  Self-nominations are welcome. For complete information about this award and the application form, please visit: http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/dlsaward

Questions? Contact DLS Awards Co-Chair Committee Chairs; Rebecca Nowicki: Rebecca.nowicki@ashford.edu or Brandon West westb@geneseo.edu.

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Show and Tell: Cool Tools for Distance Library Services

Join the ACRL DLS Discussion Group’s post-annual event, “Show and Tell: Cool Tools for Distance Library Services,” on July 27th from 2:30 – 4:00 ET. This online discussion will feature six presentations from librarians with new and innovative ideas for working with distance learning students. After the presentations, participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups to create an implementation plan for a cool tool or service in their own libraries.

Registration is limited to 100 total participants.

Event Registration Page- http://ala.adobeconnect.com/e2p6xi6ritw/event/registration.html

Registration will close on July 20th or when capacity is reached.

You will receive a registration confirmation with information about connecting to the session once your registration has been submitted and accepted.

Please contact Jill Hallam-Miller at jbhm001@bucknell.edu with questions.

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