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On-Demand Pedagogy:  Independent Training for LIS Online Instructors   Anne McKinney WISE Visiting Coordinator of Instruct...
WISE Pedagogy Workshop History <ul><li>Introduction to Online Pedagogy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free workshop for LIS </li></...
What Went Well <ul><li>High demand for enrollment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshop advertised through WISE schools and on JE...
Areas Needing Improvement <ul><li>Meeting the high demand for enrollment </li></ul><ul><li>Timing during semesters for ful...
New Model: On-Demand Website <ul><li>Designed for independent learning  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All-asynchronous, no schedul...
On-Demand Format <ul><li>Seven Modules covering online pedagogy: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction & Overview </li></ul><...
Challenge of On-Demand Learning <ul><li>Absence of collaborative learning: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Key to the [distance] learn...
“ Exercising Your Knowledge” <ul><li>WISE Pedagogy forums in phpBB </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accompaniment to the read-only we...
Continuing Education <ul><li>Forums offer open-access beyond introductory training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Voluntary partici...
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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

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On Demand Pedagogy: Independent Training for LIS Online Instructors

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

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