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    • 1. Taking Your Workshops to the Web
      LITA Education Committee
      6/25/2011
      ALA Annual Conference
    • 2. 8:00 – 8:30 am Introductions
      8:30 – 9:00 am Tool Review
      9:00 – 9:45 am Online Workshop Design
      9:45 – 10:00 am Break
      10:00 – 11:00 am Introducing Interactivity
      11:00 – 11:30 am Looking ahead
      11:30 – noon Questions
      Workshop Schedule
      6/25/2011
      ALA Annual Conference
    • 3. Two ways to participate:
      GoToWebinar (8:00 am – 10:00 am)
      Reserve your Webinar seat now at:https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/691475794
      System Requirements
      PC-based and Macintosh®-based attendeesRequired: JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled
      No mobile options
      For Online Participants
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    • 4. Two ways to participate:
      Adobe Connect(10:00 am – 11:00 am)
      No reservation required:http://amigos.adobeconnect.com/lita/
      System Requirements
      PC-based, Macintosh, and Linux attendeesRequired: Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1
      Mobile attendees
      Apple devices: iOS 3 or 4, created for Apple iPhone; compatible with Apple iPad and iPod Touch (3G or 4G connection recommended)
      Android™ devices: Android 2.2; Adobe AIR® for Android; compatible with HTC Nexus One and Motorola Droid (3G or 4G connection recommended)
      For Online Participants
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      GoToWebinar Interface
      1. Viewer Window
      2. Control Panel
    • 6. 6/25/2011
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      GoToWebinar Interface
      1. Viewer Window
      2. Control Panel
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      GoToWebinar Interface
      1. Viewer Window
      2. Control Panel
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      GoToWebinar Interface
      1. Viewer Window
      2. View in Fullscreen Mode
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      GoToWebinar Interface
      1. Full-screen View
      2. Control Panel
    • 10. 6/25/2011
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      GoToWebinar Interface
      1. Full-screen View
      2. Hide Control Panel
    • 11. 6/25/2011
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      GoToWebinar Interface
      1. Full-screen View
      2. Hidden Control Panel
    • 12. Presenters
      Danielle CunniffPlumer,Texas State Library and Archives Commission
      Christine PetersonAmigos Library Services
      Cody Hanson,University of Minnesota Libraries
      Introductions
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    • 13. What kind of library do you work in?
      Academic library
      Public library
      School library
      Special library
      Student/Consultant/Other
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      Getting to Know You: Poll
    • 14. What types of online instruction are you interested in?
      Information literacy
      Library database training
      Other library skills
      Professional development
      General technology
      6/25/2011
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      Poll #2
    • 15. What is your biggest concern about online instruction?
      Technological problems
      Limited interactivity
      No body language
      Boring content
      6/25/2011
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      Poll #3
    • 16. To develop education programs relating to library and information technology
      To act as a clearinghouse for preconferences and pre-midwinter workshops.
      To research, propose, and monitor LITA's web-based educational offerings.
      To encourage research on education matters pertaining to technological subjects.
      LITA Education Committee
      6/25/2011
      ALA Annual Conference
      http://connect.ala.org/node/65133
    • 17. Charge for 2011-2012:
      6 webinars
      4 web courses
      Regional Institutes
      In-person workshops at Midwinter, Annual
      Proposals accepted at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/lita/litaevents/education/proposalform.cfm
      LITA Education Committee
      6/25/2011
      ALA Annual Conference
      http://connect.ala.org/node/65133
    • 18. Webinar
      1-2 hours in length
      Typically live; sometimes recorded
      Typically one-way communication (limited interactivity)
      Audience size varies depending on license; often can exceed 100 students
      6/25/2011
      ALA Annual Conference
      Types of Online Education
    • 19. Workshop
      Multi-day; usually 8-12 hours of content
      Typically live; sometimes recorded
      Primarily one-way communication but may offer interactivity through chat, discussion fora
      Audience size varies but rarely more than 50; 15-25 considered optimal
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      Types of Online Education
    • 20. Course
      May include 12-36 hours of content (semester length)
      Typically live with some asynchronous components
      Mix of one-way communication and interaction
      Audience size varies but rarely more than 20; 8-15 considered optimal
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      Types of Online Education
    • 21. Online Discussion
      Can be extended for any length of time
      Asynchronous discussion through course management system or other forum
      Also can be done in some blogging systems that support threaded comments
      Audience can be any size
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      Types of Online Education
    • 22. Simulcasting/Streaming Video
      Usually limited to 1 hour sessions; sometimes may last for full day
      One-way broadcast of a live event
      Audience size depends on system used; many limit number of simultaneous viewers
      6/25/2011
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      Types of Online Education
    • 23. What format of online instruction appeals to you most?
      Webinar
      Online workshop
      Online course
      Online discussion
      Simulcast/Streaming Video
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      Poll #4
    • 24. 6/25/2011
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      Product Families
    • 25. What online learning tools have you used?
      Web conference tools (WebEx, Skype, Wimba, GoToMeeting)
      Webinar tools (Adobe Connect, GoToWebinar, etc.)
      Course management systems (Moodle, Blackboard)
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      Poll #4
    • 26. 6/25/2011
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      Web Conference Tools
      Common Tools:
      WebEx
      Adobe Connect 8
      GoToMeeting
      Skype (Video chat)
      Tinychat (Video chat)
      Characteristics:
      Best for small groups
      Freemium options
      Features:
      Voice interaction
      Application sharing
      Chat
      Annotation & drawing tools
      Webcams & video (new!)
      Mobile device support
    • 27. 6/25/2011
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      Web Conference Tools
      Source: Lifehacker, June 8, 2010http://lifehacker.com/5558512/best-web+based-conferencing-tool-webex
    • 28. 6/25/2011
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      WebEx
    • 29. 6/25/2011
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      GoToMeeting
    • 30. 6/25/2011
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      Webinar Tools
      Common Tools:
      Adobe Connect 8
      GoToWebinar
      Elluminate
      ReadyTalk
      iLinc
      Characteristics:
      Up to 1,000 attendees
      Primarily broadcast
      Features:
      Chat
      Some with instructor only
      Slide sharing
      For some, slides must be uploaded to server
      Application sharing (varies)
      Registration and participant management
    • 31. 6/25/2011
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      ReadyTalk
    • 32. 6/25/2011
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      GoToWebinar
    • 33. 6/25/2011
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      Elluminate
    • 34. 6/25/2011
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      Adobe Connect
    • 35. 6/25/2011
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      iLinc
    • 36. Plan the Workshop
      Determine learning objectives
      Accommodate learning styles
      Develop the Workshop
      Storyboards and Slides
      Supplemental Content
      Teach the Workshop
      Production Considerations
      Evaluate the Workshop
      Lessons Learned
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      Designing the Online Workshop
    • 37. Clay, Cynthia. Great Webinars: How to Create Interactive Learning That Is Captivating, Informative and Fun. Seattle, Wash: Punchy Pub, 2009.
      Smith, Susan S. Web-based Instruction: A Guide for Libraries. Third edition. Chicago: American Library Association, 2010.
      Dupuis, Elizabeth A. Developing Web-Based Instruction: Planning, Designing, Managing, and Evaluating for Results. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2003.
      ACRL Instruction Section, Instructional Technologies Committee. Tips for Developing Effective Web-Based Library Instruction. 24 June 2011. Available online at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/about/sections/is/projpubs/tipswebbasedinstruction.cfm
      6/25/2011
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      Resources
    • 38. Outline the objectives and outcomes clearly to establish purpose and realistic expectations.
      Outcomes address the larger overall goal(s) of student learning.
      Objectives address actions or learning behaviors that will result from the instruction.
      Keeping this tip in mind helps to avoid the use of technology for technology's sake.
      6/25/2011
      ALA Annual Conference
      ACRL Tips on Pedagogy
      http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/about/sections/is/projpubs/tipswebbasedinstruction.cfm
    • 39. A = Affective
      Uses the power of feelings and emotions to engage and reinforce learning
      Example Objective Statements:
      Proposes methods to investigate authenticity
      Resolves apparent contradictions between sources
      Questions reliability of possible sources
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      Learning Objectives
    • 40. B = Behavioral
      Acquires desired skills (AKA psychomotor)
      Example Objective Statements:
      Constructs a bibliographic citation
      Navigates through a complicated website
      Revises work based on instructor feedback
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      Learning Objectives
    • 41. C = Cognitive
      Demonstrates knowledge and understanding
      Example Objective Statements:
      Identifies the components of a bibliographic citation
      Integrates materials from multiple sources into a coherent argument
      Explains criteria for selection of a primary source
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      Learning Objectives
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      STAR and SMART
      Specific
      Tangible
      Attainable
      Results-oriented
      Specific
      Measurable
      Attainable
      Relevant
      Timely
    • 43. Provide a clear, intuitive structure that:
      reflects the objectives of the instruction
      allows for different learning styles
      permits the student to self-pace and remediate
      Incorporate contemporary language and topics, be as succinct as possible, and don't be afraid to entertain.
      6/25/2011
      ALA Annual Conference
      ACRL Tips on Pedagogy
      http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/about/sections/is/projpubs/tipswebbasedinstruction.cfm
    • 44. 6/25/2011
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      Learning Styles
    • 45. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0
      Principles:
      Information and user interface components must be presentable to users in ways they can perceive
      User interface components and navigation must be operable by the user
      Information and the operation of the user interface must be understandable by the user
      Content must be robust enough that a wide variety of user agents can interpret it, including assistive technologies
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      Accessibility
    • 46. Include active learning techniques to foster student-computer, student-student and/or student-instructor interaction. Some techniques to consider incorporating include:
      developing tools to aid in student self-assessment and feedback
      providing occasion for discussion
      creating collaborative opportunities to enhance comprehension of concepts being taught
      6/25/2011
      ALA Annual Conference
      ACRL Tips on Pedagogy
      http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/about/sections/is/projpubs/tipswebbasedinstruction.cfm
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      Interaction by Learning Style
      Clay, p. 60
    • 48. Use outlines, storyboards
      Break content into manageable chunks
      For online courses, aim for 30-60 slides per hour (more is better)
      6/25/2011
      ALA Annual Conference
      Developing the Course
    • 49. Identify supplemental content
      Slide handouts
      Exercises
      Additional reading
      Bibliographies
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      Developing the Course
    • 50. Eliminating exercises
      Testing knowledge with polling questions
      Limiting participant chat
      Not allowing questions until the end
      Making the presentation overly fomal
      Reading off a series of bullet-points or directly from a script
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      Repurposing errors
      Clay, pp. 106-107
    • 51. Use standard PowerPoint
      Avoid Web 2.0 presentation techniques
      Avoid animation and visual effects
      Use common fonts
      Be cautious with embedded audio and video
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      Avoid Potential Issues
    • 52. Test the presentation in advance
      Be sure that entire slide can be seen in the participant’s window
      Check for missing or modified content
      Check colors, fonts, and other design elements to make sure that they are rendered cleanly
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      Avoid Potential Issues
    • 53. Assemble a team
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      Presenting the Workshop
    • 54. Be familiar with the interface
      Run a complete practice session if possible without students
      Check on slide formatting
      Identify timing issues
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      Presenting the Workshop
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      Instructor Interfact
      Instructor View
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      Instructor View
    • 57. 6/25/2011
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      Instructor View
    • 58. Be familiar with the interface
      Beta test the workshop before going live
      Find students from friends, co-workers, students
      Offer free tuition, coffee shop cards – whatever works!
      Emphasize interactive elements and exercises to discover weaknesses
      6/25/2011
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      Presenting the Workshop
    • 59. Evaluation
      Include an evaluation that directly references the stated learning objectives
      Pre- and post-test questions are useful
      Limit the number of questions
      5-7 questions are effective
      Tie student completion certificate to evaluation completion if possible
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      After the Workshop
    • 60. Technology Fail
      Common issues:
      Insufficient bandwidth
      System outage
      Incorrect equipment
      Remedies
      Make sure that you have technical support
      Test the system repeatedly
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      Lessons Learned
    • 61. Participant Fail
      Common issues:
      Students have problems with headphones/microphones
      Students cannot see the slides/chat/poll/status area
      Students do not participate in chat-based discussion
      6/25/2011
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      Lessons Learned
    • 62. Participant Fail
      Remedies
      Provide clear instructions at the beginning of the workshop
      Tell students how to contact technical support (telephone as well as online)
      Improve exercises and be patient
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      Lessons Learned
    • 63. Instructor Fail
      Remedies
      Practice, practice, practice
      “Apprentice” with an experienced instructor
      Use the two-computer approach
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      Lessons Learned
    • 64. 6/25/2011
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      Two-Computer Approach
    • 65. 6/25/2011
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      Questions?
    • 66. Adobe Connect (10:00 am – 11:00 am)
      No reservation required:http://amigos.adobeconnect.com/lita/
      System Requirements
      PCs and Macintoshes: Do a System Checkhttp://na1cps.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm(You don’t need to install the software)
      Apps (mobile devices): Check your app store
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      Break