Integrating Library Resources into the Course Development Process in an Online College

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  • 1. Integrating Library Resources into the Course Development Process at an Online College ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University Inspiration, Innovation, Celebration June 4, 2009 Presenter: Anita Norton Distance Education Librarian Johns Hopkins University
  • 2. Our Partner • World leaders in distance education • A large adult student population • Undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University © 2009 Excelsior College
  • 3. Library Innovation • Library integration is becoming more prevalent in online courses. All aspects of learning are interdisciplinary, requiring a broader knowledge of many different disciplines. •Libraries contribute to the learning process by providing resources and assistance to help students achieve success. ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  • 4. Library Contributions ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  • 5. Library resources and services contribute to academic programs. •Assistance with information seeking skills for students •Teaching and instruction resources for faculty ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  • 6. Librarians enable: Discovery and Access ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  • 7. Virtual Library Resources & Services •Access to databases, instructional guides, tutorials, tip sheets, library assignments •Access to research assistance, chats, study resources, library instruction ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  • 8. Model for Integrating Library Resources into Course Development • Librarians attend course development kickoff meetings through conference calls • Librarians were a part of the Course Development Team •Conference calls give an orientation of library resources to course developers/faculty. • Librarians collaborate on planning of course content • This process helps assist in the use of library resources in online courses for easy student access to scholarly materials. ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  • 9. ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  • 10. Process ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  • 11. ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University Library services Library resources Course integration
  • 12. Relationship Building •Librarian liaison roles •Collaboration with the academic units ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  • 13. Planning the Process “Meeting the needs of the students” •Shared common goals •Understanding the role of each expert •Manage expectations •Librarians being easily accessible to course developers •Create a common area to work together (course development module templates) ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  • 14. Beginning of the Process ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  • 15. Course Development Team Librarians Academic Units Instructional Designers Course Developers Assessment Unit ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  • 16. Proactive Process ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  • 17. ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University • Meet the developer at the point of need • Communicate what is available • Determine what is needed for the course to help the student meet success • Follow up on course progression
  • 18. Responsibility pRocess ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  • 19. • Insure the library has shared all information resources and services • Customize resources for the course objectives and outcomes • Be responsive ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  • 20. Outreach prOcess ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  • 21. • Reach out to other areas (departments) to partner with to enhance course content • Share ideas and make contributions ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  • 22. Communication proCess ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  • 23. • Key component in successful relationships • Establish clear lines of communication to all members of the course development team • Demonstrate how library resources help to enrich the student’s experience ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  • 24. Evaluate procEss ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  • 25. • Continuously assess course integration process • Develop methods to make observations and collect data • Review for improvements/changes • Share concerns and successes with the team ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  • 26. Success proceSs ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  • 27. • Meeting the instructional and research needs of the (stakeholders), students and faculty • Seek to integrate library resources throughout the curriculum • Celebrate successes with the academic community ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  • 28. Synergy procesS ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  • 29. • Synergy generated from the course development team • Different skill sets blended together in the course development process to accomplish common goals ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  • 30. Course Integration Model ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University Academic Unit Course Developers Instructional Designers Library Services & Resources Assessment Unit
  • 31. Process • Proactive • Responsible • Outreach • Communication • Evaluate • Success • Synergy ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University
  • 32. Thank you! ©2009 The Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University