Assessment at a Distance: In Theory and Practice

Date: Thursday, February 18th, 2016 3-4pm Eastern; 2-3pm Central; 12-1pm Pacific

Register online: https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=e73a701e560b791f05f68b20ef3f74844

Description: Please join the Distance Learning Section Discussion Group in our virtual post-Midwinter discussion, “ACRL DLS Assessment at a Distance: In Theory and Practice Meeting.”  We will host speakers Jenna Kammer, Instructional Designer at the University of Missouri and Navadeep Khanal, E-Learning Librarian at the University of Missouri. They will share how to assess meeting student learning outcomes using assessment plans geared toward the macro level of reviewing institutional data, to the micro level of collecting and analyzing in-course assessment methods and student performance in online courses. Our third speaker, Natalie Bennet, Online Services Librarian at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, will share how she uses discussion boards to gauge student learning and will demonstrate the use of discussion boards to gain vital qualitative assessment.

Technology requirements: Attendees will need a headset or speakers and an Internet connection. Prior to accessing the meeting, you will need to have the most up-to-date version of Java downloaded. If attendees have any difficulties accessing the meeting, they can call WebEx’s tech support number at 877-469-3239.

If you have never attended WebEx Event before, you may want to review this information prior to the session:

How do I join a meeting demo: http://wlc.webex.com/players/hdiRTE/HDIFrameset.htm?agg=MC/EN/MC_EN_T27FR17-524_ag

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Call for Proposals: Assessing Student Learning Outcomes in Distance Library Student Interactions

Do you have activities or approaches for assessing meeting student learning outcomes in distance library student interactions? Would you like to share your approaches with your peers? The ACRL Distance Learning Section Discussion Group would like to invite you to submit a proposal to be part of our post-Midwinter virtual discussion series.

The deadline to submit proposals is 12/18/2015

You will be notified by 1/4/2016 if chosen to be a panelist.

Thanks,
Tina Adams and Jill Hallam-Miller (DLS DG Co-Chairs),
DLS Discussion Group Committee

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Registration Now Open for the DLS Discussion Group’s Fall Presentation!

The Research as Inquiry Framework in Distance Education Courses

Sponsored by the ACRL DLS Discussion Group
Event Date: Thursday, Nov 12, 2015 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Registration Deadline: November 10th at 5pm

Please join the Distance Learning Section Discussion Group for our fall virtual discussion, The Research as Inquiry Framework in Distance Education Courses. We will host Rebecca Renirie, Global Campus Librarian for Central Michigan University and Smita Avasthi, Public Services Librarian at Santa Rosa Junior College who will present on their implementations of the “Research as Inquiry” framework in the distance education environment. The speakers will discuss how they did it and how they assessed the effectiveness of their application. The first 20 minutes will be a formal presentation followed by 40 minutes for Q& A and discussion.

The webinar is free but space in the webinar is limited to 100 participants, so please register online here: https://goo.gl/JK1heA by November 10that 5pm.

After registration has closed you will receive instructions for joining the webinar or if it is necessary to add you to a wait list, you will be notified via email.

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Unanimous Landslide!

Among the seventeen members of the DLS Executive Committee who voted on acceptance of the newly revised Standards for Distance Learning Library Services, the vote was one hundred percent for approval of the draft. The next phase in this cycle of revision is submission to the ACRL Standards Committee (SAC) for their review and approval before sending the new Standards for Distance Learning Library Services to the ACRL Board of Directors for their final review and approval for publication at the ACRL Guidelines, Standards, and Frameworks site.

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Call for Proposals – Virtual Discussion Series

Do you have activities or approaches applying the new Framework for Information Literacy in the distance learning environment that you would like to share with peers? The ACRL Distance Learning Section Discussion Group would like to invite you to submit a proposal to be part of our virtual discussion series.

The deadline to submit proposals has been extended to 10/4/2015.

You will be notified by 10/15/2015 if chosen to be a panelist.

Thanks,
Tina Adams and Jill Hallam-Miller (DLS DG Co-Chairs),
DLS Discussion Group Committee

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