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DLIG 2012 Workshop

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Ken Burhanna's presentation for the 2012 DLIG Workshop: A Strategic Action Plan for Library Distance Learning Support.

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DLIG 2012 Workshop

  1. 1. Ken Burhanna Head of Instructional Services Kent State University Librarieshttp://www.slideshare.net/kburhanna/dlig-2012-workshop-12880119
  2. 2. 1. Vision2. Leadership/Planning Strategies3. Key Challenges4. Discuss the Library’s Role in DL
  3. 3. 1. Leonardo Da Vinci
  4. 4. 2. Socrates
  5. 5. 3. Thomas Edison
  6. 6. 4. Homer
  7. 7. Ken Burhanna
  8. 8. Libraries can make key contributions to the success of distance & blended courses by integrating our services, expertise and collections into online learning environments.
  9. 9. Three Questions guide our work.
  10. 10. 1. How do we connect to library services & resources in online courses?
  11. 11. 2. How can we create & deploy online learning strategies to support information literacy- based learning outcomes?
  12. 12. 3. Can we identify & invest in needed content resources (some investment has already been made)?
  13. 13. Subject Librarians
  14. 14. Strategic Plan to Support Distance LearningStrategic Goal 2. Enhancing academic excellence & innovationAcademic Affairs Strategy Map 2.7 Kent State Virtual (DL)Progress Indicator: Develop DL strategic and operations plans for all AA units.
  15. 15. Spring 2012• About 25% of students took at least one online course.• Enrollment increased over 80% from spring 2011 to spring 2012• Nearly 8% of all credit hours were taught online.
  16. 16.  Head, Instructional Services Library Dean Associate Dean for Public Services Head, Access Services Assistant Dean for Collections and Systems Instructional Services Team Subject Librarians
  17. 17.  Vice-Provost for Extended Education Executive Director Continuing Studies Head, Center for Digital Pedagogy Associate Director, Information Services Manager, Course Management Services Director, Faculty Professional Development Center Head, Educational Technology Provost?
  18. 18. Helpful Harmful To achieving the objective To achieving the objective Strengths WeaknessesExternal Origin Internal Origin Opportunities Threats
  19. 19. Helpful Harmful To achieving the objective To achieving the objective Strengths WeaknessesInternal Origin - Strong InfoLit identity - Lack educational design / - Strong relationships instructional design resources - Strong service orientation - Uneven comfort with - Strong, engaged librarians technology among librarians - Good examples of vertical - Lack consistent buy-in within integration curricula beyond 2nd yr Opportunities Threats - Online course build-out - Unclear top-down supportExternal Origin - New curricular opps (Kent - Library School InfoLit Courses Core, Experiential Learning) - We could be left behind - Gain exposure through new - Student perceptions in our communication resources Googlized world - Assessment of InfoLit
  20. 20. (Lewin 1943)
  21. 21. Driving Forces Restraining ForcesUniversity Strategic Uneven Tech Skills GoalsStrong Information Lack of Top Down Literacy Program Buy-InStrong Relationships Copyright Issues
  22. 22. HIGH Plan to do Do ImmediatelyIMPACT Forget about it Consider LOW HIGH EASE OF IMPLEMENTATION
  23. 23. HIGH -Reform copyright policies -Develop librarian skills -Hire InstDesign Librarian -Cultivate partnerships -Acquire online content -Integrate content -Develop grant program -Publicize servicesIMPACT - Develop subject-specific - Hold drop-in online online information literacy workshops for students. courses HIGH LOW EASE OF IMPLEMENTATION
  24. 24.  Share the Vision • With colleagues • With leadership • By giving presentations Create Core Messages • For internal leaders • For colleagues • Develop “elevator” speeches Create Guiding Documents • Guiding Questions Documents • Subject Librarian Handout • InfoLit Plan Handout
  25. 25. For the Internal Leader:I think the university’s investment in expanding online courses and programs is a tremendous opportunity for the library.As you know, it is a strategic goal for all units within academic affairs to articulate strategic and operational plans for distance education. As a support unit with our RCM environment, this is a great opportunity for us to prove our worth, but more importantly in my mind, it give us a chance to reaffirm what the library is all about and support student learning.Three overarching questions can guide our work: 1. How can we connect online courses to library services and resources? 2. How can we support information literacy learning outcomes within online courses? And 3. how can we provide digital content for online courses? By guiding faculty to answers to these questions, we can help realize the libraries’ mission and ensure we’re not left behind in the online environment.
  26. 26. For the Subject Librarian Colleague:I’d like to discuss how we can support University’s new commitment to online course development.I think it’s a great opportunity for us to have the conversations we always dream of having with our faculty colleagues about how the library can support student learning.I think it boils down to three overarching questions: 1. How can we connect online courses to library services and resources? 2. How can we support information literacy learning outcomes within online courses? And 3. How can we provide digital content for online courses?I recognize that as a group, we possess varying levels of comfort and expertise with technology, but by learning some new skills and sharing our experiences, I think we can start to make an impact on this new strategic initiative for the university.
  27. 27. 1. Create strategic partnerships.2. Develop support tools & resources.3. Provide professional development opportunities for subject librarians.4. Publicize / Communicate Vision.
  28. 28. • Office of Continuing & Distance Education • VP for Extended Ed • Director of OCDE • Director of Ctr for Digital Pedagogy• Information Services • Blackboard Adminstrator • Ed. Tech Team• Faculty Professional Development Center• College Writing Program• Other programs, departments & colleges
  29. 29. •Online Support Portalhttp://libguides.library.kent.edu/dlsupport•Guiding Questions Document•Growing library of learning objects
  30. 30. 3 Big Questions
  31. 31. • Provided professional development sessions on: Online course development Blackboard Learn Session Copyright issues online LibGuides (content management tool) Online Learning Tools (KSU Tube, Presentation Maker, etc.)• Guiding questions document• Individual consultations
  32. 32. • Word of mouth / leverage partnerships• Internal conferences• Internal publications• Publicize successes.
  33. 33. • More than doubled number of College Writing course sections using online skill modules & quizzes (88 to 249).• Librarians participated in 18 online course development meetings.• Customized library content placed in 7 online courses.• 5 librarians now have administrative access to course management system.• Contributed to approx. 425 course sections.
  34. 34.  Staffing Staff Professional Development ◦ 91.5% librarians received no training in library school (Fritts and Casey 2010) Copyright Policy & Support Steaming, Video Content Biting off more than you can chew
  35. 35. Cassner M. & Adams, K.E. (2008). “The Subject Specialist Librarian’s Role in Providing Distance Learning Services,” in Journal of Library Administration. 48: 391-410.Fritts J. & Casey A.M. (2010). “Who Trains Distance Librarians? A Study of the Training and Development Needs of Distance Learning Librarians” in Journal of Library Administration. 50:617-627.Lewin K. (1943). Defining the "Field at a Given Time." Psychological Review. 50: 292-310. Republished in Resolving Social Conflicts & Field Theory in Social Science, Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 1997."Standards for Distance Learning Library Services", American Library Association, September 1, 2006. http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/guidelinesdistancelearning (Accessed May 7, 2012) http://libguides.library.kent.edu/dlsupport http://www.slideshare.net/kburhanna/dlig-2012-workshop-12880119 http://www.library.kent.edu/skill_modules http://www.library.kent.edu/instruction
  36. 36. Ken Burhannakburhann@kent.eduhttp://www.slideshare.net/kburhanna/dlig-2012-workshop-12880119

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