Designing Online Learning: A Primer for Librarians

Designing Online Learning: A Primer for Librarians

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Overview

This book provides an introduction and helpful guide to online education for librarians and educators in the K–12, public, and academic library settings.

Today's librarians must be comfortable working in online learning environments, teaching information literacy courses, and supporting online students across curricula. With the rapid proliferation of the Internet and online technologies in the last decade, however, it is not uncommon for some library professionals to feel left behind. Designing Online Learning: A Primer for Librarians provides best practices for librarians who are unfamiliar with online education and need guidance in either developing an online course or providing support to faculty and students in online courses.

This book offers practical guidance for librarians and educators serving a variety of users, including students and teachers in the K–12, public, and academic library communities. The authors provide a valuable introduction to online teaching and learning that details elementary technologies and technical standards, utilizes case studies that showcase successful programs, and identifies best practices for design, instructor development, and student assessment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781598846379
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/16/2012
Pages: 100
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.24(d)

About the Author

Sue Alman is lecturer at San Jose State University and former director of online education in the University of Pittsburgh's School of Information Sciences.

Christinger Tomer, PhD, is associate professor in the University of Pittsburgh's School of Information Sciences.

Margaret L. Lincoln, PhD, is district librarian for Lakeview Schools, Battle Creek, MI, and has served as a Library of Congress American Memory Fellow, a United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellow, and a part-time instructor in the School of Library and Information Science at San José State University.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction xiii

1 Instructional Design Basics Barbara A. Frey 1

2 Faculty Development in Online Education Kelly Otter 13

3 Learning Technologies Christinger Tomer 27

4 Student Assessment in Online Learning Loma R. Keams 37

5 Overview, Best Practices, and Literature Review Arianne Hartsell-Gundy Beth Tumbleson 53

6 Online Education in Schools Margaret L. Lincoln 67

Index 91

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