Virtual Events


February 23, 2016

Assessment at a Distance: In Theory and Practice

Speakers Jenna Kammer, Instructional Designer at the University of Missouri and Navadeep Khanal, E-Learning Librarian at the University of Missouri 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. Natalie Bennett, Online Services Librarian at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, shares how she uses discussion boards to gauge student learning and demonstrates the use of discussion boards to gain vital qualitative assessment. Please be sure to provide feedback by completing our evaluation form!


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November 12, 2015

The Research as Inquiry Framework in Distance Education Courses

Rebecca Renirie, Global Campus Librarian for Central Michigan University, and Smita Avasthi, Public Services Librarian at Santa Rosa Junior College, present on their implementations of the “Research as Inquiry” frame in the distance education environment. The speakers discuss what they did, how they did it, and how they assessed the effectiveness of their application. Presentations are followed by a Q&A session in which participants ask questions of the presenters.

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May 5, 2015

Incorporating the Framework in Distance Learning with Trudi Jacobson

Trudi Jacobson presents on the development of the Framework, followed by breakout sessions with participants discussing each of the frames. This was the group’s first experiment with using breakout sessions in Adobe Connect; we learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t!

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February 12, 2015

At the Tipping Point: Defining ‘Distance’ in the Academic Library—Trends, Roles, and Challenges

Distance Librarians work on the front lines of one of the biggest changes taking place in higher education—online learning. As educational institutions develop models for online delivery of courses and curriculum that best serve their students, their libraries must also respond with the appropriate services and support for these students. The result is many different models for how distance librarians work, where they work, and what additional challenges and obstacles they face. Our panelists bring experience and insight into a discussion of blended distance librarianship, working outside the library’s traditional organizational structure, and whether librarianship is increasingly serving all its students “at a distance.”

Panelists include Neely Tang, Off-Site Public Services Librarian, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University; Stefanie Buck, Assistant Professor, Oregon State University Libraries in the Teaching and Engagement Department; Luann Edwards, E-Librarian, Tiffin University; Seth Allen, Online Instruction Librarian, King University; and Priscilla Coulter, Senior Online Librarian, American Public University System.

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October 30, 2014

Copyright or CopyWRONG?

Often viewed as a hindrance and a source of apprehension, copyright law affects all educators and academic librarians. As colleges and universities increase their online course (educational/instructional) offerings, the rights of ownership and rules of fair use are only further complicated. Join the ACRL Distance Learning Section Discussion Group for a discussion focused on the state of copyright in distance learning. Learn more about the role of librarians in providing resource support for distance learning courses and faculty’s teaching needs. Panelists include Copyright MOOC facilitators Kevin Smith from Duke University and Anne Gilliland (formerly of OSU) from the University of North Caroline-Chapel Hill as well as Luann Edwards of Tiffin University and Patricia Aufderheide of American University, this will be an opportune conversation to advance your understanding and competency in distance learning copyright issues.

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2 Responses to Virtual Events

  1. Pingback: Assessment at a Distance: In Theory and Practice - USF Libraries Faculty & Staff NewsletterUSF Libraries Faculty & Staff Newsletter

  2. Cynthia says:

    I love this page! Thanks for bringing these together here. 🙂

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