Teaching MLIS Classes Online

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Teaching MLIS Classes Online

  1. 1. “YOU CALL THIS TEACHING?”Teaching MLIS Classes OnlineProfessional Development CommitteeBrown Bag Lunch SeriesJanuary 18, 2012Michael Hooks, Yvonne Brathwaite Burke Archivist
  2. 2. Teaching Online• Teaching Environment• Approach• Challenges/Opportunities 2
  3. 3. Teaching Environment• Students• Synchronous vs. Asynchronous• Course Management Software 3
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  8. 8. My Approach• Perspective• Preparation• Online Teaching Philosophy 8
  9. 9. Challenges and Opportunities• Encouraging students to participate more fully in discussion sessions• Getting students to understand the value of archives/manuscript collections in society• Using social media and collaborative tools• Showing students examples, providing readings, etc., without using up paper 9
  10. 10. Final Thoughts• Talk to former students about their experiences in taking online courses• Encourage students to ask questions as topics are presented• Provide feedback to students promptly• Encourage students to complete course evaluation“Yes, I call this teaching.” 10

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