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Keep the Home Fires Burning: Live Information Literacy Instruction for Distance Learners @Home Join me online now!:  http:...
ESC Background <ul><li>Empire State College: </li></ul><ul><li>18,000+ students enrolled / yr </li></ul><ul><li>65% part-t...
Program Evolution
@ Home Project Impetus <ul><li>Highly motivated, working adult students w/ thirst for learning opportunities </li></ul><ul...
Hurdles <ul><li>Tech Support </li></ul><ul><li>Scalability </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional Inertia </li></ul>
Instructional Design <ul><li>Hands-on! </li></ul><ul><li>Navigation / exploration </li></ul><ul><li>How-to / practical </l...
Elluminate Live!
 
Marketing / Promotion
Implementation <ul><li>Delicate balancing act: </li></ul><ul><li>Practical vs theoretical (fish vs fishing rod) </li></ul>...
Helper Apps
Assessment <ul><li>Likert-scale evaluation (req’d by admin) </li></ul><ul><li>Instant polls & chat (in-class) </li></ul><u...
The Future <ul><li>Expand marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Participation incentives? </li></ul><ul><li>Small group exercises? <...
More Information <ul><li>E-mail me:  [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Slides: </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops Website: tinyur...
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Live Information Literacy Instruction for Distance Learners @Home

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This is a draft of slides for a presentation at SUNYLA 2009 detailing our @Home Live, Hands-on Online Library Workshops program for distance learners.

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Live Information Literacy Instruction for Distance Learners @Home

  1. 1. Keep the Home Fires Burning: Live Information Literacy Instruction for Distance Learners @Home Join me online now!: http://tinyurl.com/esclibworkshop Dana Longley, Empire State College
  2. 2. ESC Background <ul><li>Empire State College: </li></ul><ul><li>18,000+ students enrolled / yr </li></ul><ul><li>65% part-time </li></ul><ul><li>Student ave. age: 35 (39 for grads) </li></ul><ul><li>Individualized studies </li></ul><ul><li>169 faculty & 1200+ adjuncts </li></ul><ul><li>The Library </li></ul><ul><li>3 FT librarians, 2 PT evening staff </li></ul><ul><li>No physical collection – fully online </li></ul>Distance is our way of life: 35 locations in NYS + overseas
  3. 3. Program Evolution
  4. 4. @ Home Project Impetus <ul><li>Highly motivated, working adult students w/ thirst for learning opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Equitable access </li></ul><ul><li>Reach max # of students </li></ul><ul><li>Information Management competencies </li></ul>
  5. 5. Hurdles <ul><li>Tech Support </li></ul><ul><li>Scalability </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional Inertia </li></ul>
  6. 6. Instructional Design <ul><li>Hands-on! </li></ul><ul><li>Navigation / exploration </li></ul><ul><li>How-to / practical </li></ul><ul><li>Infused concepts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask questions! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Needs evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Info evaluation </li></ul></ul>Placed within the Research Process:
  7. 7. Elluminate Live!
  8. 9. Marketing / Promotion
  9. 10. Implementation <ul><li>Delicate balancing act: </li></ul><ul><li>Practical vs theoretical (fish vs fishing rod) </li></ul><ul><li>Keep tech out of the way </li></ul><ul><li>Wide variety of skill levels </li></ul><ul><li>Open discussion vs content </li></ul>
  10. 11. Helper Apps
  11. 12. Assessment <ul><li>Likert-scale evaluation (req’d by admin) </li></ul><ul><li>Instant polls & chat (in-class) </li></ul><ul><li>Pre & post-learning (quiz in Angel) </li></ul><ul><li>Needs (in progress) </li></ul>
  12. 13. The Future <ul><li>Expand marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Participation incentives? </li></ul><ul><li>Small group exercises? </li></ul><ul><li>More hands-on! </li></ul><ul><li>Bring your own topic! </li></ul><ul><li>Explore video? </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded, scaffolded sequence of workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Needs assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Better learning assessments </li></ul>
  13. 14. More Information <ul><li>E-mail me: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Slides: </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops Website: tinyurl.com/eschomeworkshops </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop Handouts: www.scribd.com/danahlongley </li></ul>

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