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On Demand Pedagogy: Independent Training for LIS Online Instructors
 

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Presentation delivered at ALISE 2009 to introduce the pilot on-demand workshop, Introduction to Online Pedagogy

Presentation delivered at ALISE 2009 to introduce the pilot on-demand workshop, Introduction to Online Pedagogy

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    On Demand Pedagogy: Independent Training for LIS Online Instructors On Demand Pedagogy: Independent Training for LIS Online Instructors Presentation Transcript

    • On-Demand Pedagogy: Independent Training for LIS Online Instructors Anne McKinney WISE Visiting Coordinator of Instructional Design ALISE 2009 WISE Workshop
    • WISE Pedagogy Workshop History
      • Introduction to Online Pedagogy
        • Free workshop for LIS
        • Began in 2005 with Pat Lawton and Peggy Brown, then Anne McKinney
        • 2 weeks, later became 3-week workshop
      • Moodle course structure
        • Hosted by the LEEP online GSLIS program, Illinois
        • Discussion-based exercises on pedagogical topics
        • Synchronous session
        • Group project
    • What Went Well
      • High demand for enrollment
        • Workshop advertised through WISE schools and on JESSE
        • Seats filled up usually within 24 hours of announcement; higher interest than seats available
        • 137 registered in 8 sessions from July 2007 - September 2008
          • 66 from WISE schools
          • 71 from other institutions
      • Great enthusiasm among participants
    • Areas Needing Improvement
      • Meeting the high demand for enrollment
      • Timing during semesters for full participation from students & faculty
      • Addressing course content to participants with varying levels of experience in online teaching
    • New Model: On-Demand Website
      • Designed for independent learning
        • All-asynchronous, no schedule or deadlines
      • Free access learning module
        • No enrollment necessary
        • Open to all LIS educators & students at no cost
        • Sponsored by the WISE Consortium & UIUC LEEP
      • Confluence Wiki product
        • Read-only sequence of web pages
        • http:// introductiononlinepedagogy.pbworks.com
        • Links to external resources
    • On-Demand Format
      • Seven Modules covering online pedagogy:
        • Introduction & Overview
        • Course Website Basics
        • Communicating With Your Students
        • Developing Reciprocity & Cooperation Among Students
        • Planning the Path to Learning
        • Achieving High Expectations
        • Wrapping Up
    • Challenge of On-Demand Learning
      • Absence of collaborative learning:
      • “ Key to the [distance] learning process are the interactions among students themselves, the interactions between faculty and students, and the collaboration in learning that results from these interactions.” (Palloff and Pratt 2007)
    • “ Exercising Your Knowledge”
      • WISE Pedagogy forums in phpBB
        • Accompaniment to the read-only website
        • Exercises in each module linked to forums
        • Promotes critical thinking, discussion, feedback
      • http:// www.wisepedagogy.com/newtricks
    • Continuing Education
      • Forums offer open-access beyond introductory training
        • Voluntary participation; join anytime
        • Ongoing community of LIS learners and educators of all experience levels welcome
        • Still shrink-wrapped: don’t be afraid to start discussion
      • Feedback on the website & forums is encouraged!