Distance Learning Section

Distance Learning Section

 

Established:  April 2017

 

The Distance Learning Section gives librarians a chance to discuss issues and opportunities regarding distance learning librarianship, e-learning, and instructional technology.

 

DLS Executive Board for 2017-2018:

Chair
Samantha (Sam) Harlow
UNC Greensboro
Phone: (336)256-0274
Email: slharlow [at] uncg [dot] edu
Vice-Chair /
Chair-Elect
Nora Burmeister
Central Carolina Community College
Phone: (919)718-7435
Email: nburmeister [at] cccc [dot] edu
Secretary/Treasurer

Elizabeth Dobbins
Campbell University
Phone: (910) 893-1449
Email: dobbinse [at] campbell [dot] edu

College and University Representative at Large Rachel Sanders
Guilford College
Community College Representative at Large Grace Sharrar
Central Carolina Community College 
Public Libraries Representative at Large Michelle Osborne 
Gaston County Public Library
School Libraries at Representative at Large Lori Sands
UNC Greensboro Teaching Resource Center

 

DLS DISCUSSES!

The Distance Learning Section (DLS) of NCLA has created a series of brown bag lunch virtual meetings for librarians to get together and have a conversation about topics to do with online learning and elearning.  There will be a moderator/facilitator of each session, but these sessions are meant to be a conversation between a group of librarians. They are not recorded in order to encourage open conversation.
 
DATE TOPIC TIME MODERATOR NOTES
June 18, 2018 Accessibility  12:00-1:00pm EST

Nora Burmeister

Central Carolina Community College

Notes

July 16, 2018 Creating and managing virtual meetings and webinars 12:00-1:00pm EST

Sam Harlow

University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Notes
August 20, 2018 OER and online learning 12:00-1:00pm EST

Beth Bernhardt

University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Notes
September 17, 2018 Creating Partnerships in Distance Learning

12:00-1:00pm EST

Cancelled due to hurricane.

Nora Burmeister

Central Carolina Community College

 
October 22nd, 2018 Working with your Learning Management System (LMS) 12:00-1:00pm EST

Sam Harlow

University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Notes
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November 19th, 2018 Free Tutorial and Online Object Creation Tools 12:00-1:00pm EST

Rachel Sanders

University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Notes
December 17th, 2018 Instructional Design Tips and Tricks for Librarians 12:00-1:00pm EST

Maggie Murphy

University of North Carolina, Greensboro

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DLS WEBINAR WEDNEDAYS

The Distance Learning Section (DLS) of NCLA welcomes your participation in Webinar Wednesday! Formerly hosted by the College & University Section (CUS), DLS Webinar Wednesday is an online statewide professional development opportunity to present your research, knowledge and experience to your peers within NCLA and beyond, regardless of specialization. We welcome all librarians from all the represented groups to submit a proposal. DLS Webinar Wednesdays are intended as shorter presentations, with a maximum presentation time of 40 minutes.
 
UPCOMING SESSIONS
 
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VIEW PAST SESSIONS

DATE TITLE TIME PRESENTER RESOURCES DETAILS
May 2, 2018 Test proctoring in a public library! 2:00-3:00pm EST

Michelle Osborne 

Gaston County Public Library

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Resources:

PPT

The purpose of this webinar is to introduce guidelines for test proctoring in a public library in order to meet the needs of students and institutions of higher learning.
April 25, 2018 Asynchronous Instruction using HyperDocs 2:00-3:00pm EST

Rachel Sanders

UNC Greensboro

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Resources:

Google Slides

HyperDocs are an excellent, easy to create type of instruction module. All you need is a Google Drive account and a lesson plan! The Doc serves as a central landing point for students, giving them different tasks to complete on their own time and at their own pace. HyperDocs are extremely popular among K-12 teachers but can be easily tweaked to fit the needs of librarians and students/patrons in a variety of settings!
April 18, 2018 Working on Ourselves: Mitigating Unconscious Bias in Literature Searching 2:00-3:00pm EST

Molly Higgins, MLIS

Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service

Rachel Keiko Stark, MS, AHIP

California State University, Sacramento

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Resources:

PPT

Unconscious, or implicit, bias in medical research and care has been well documented—black patients on average receive less pain medication; heart attacks are underdiagnosed in women; and anyone who isn't a white male is underrepresented in clinical trials. This bias has important consequences. Our experience as medical librarians led us to develop a workshop that addresses what we can do as librarians to mitigate the effects of bias in literature searches. While this program will focus on health sciences materials, we invite librarians from all subject specialties to join this workshop. We offer our experiences and research as a starting point for an interactive workshop, which explores tools that librarians can use to recognize and address unconscious bias ourselves, in scholarly research, and in the library systems we use to retrieve information. 
March 28, 2018 Creating accessible online learning objects with H5P 2:00-3:00pm EST

Nora Burmeister & Samantha O'Connor

Central Carolina Community College

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Resources:

PPT

CCCC H5P creations

For the past year, CCCC has been growing its embedded online learning program by creating an integrated series of online interactive learning modules to embed into the Blackboard courses of both seated and distance classes. These modules allow students to actively engage with information literacy concepts from anywhere they have an internet connection. These modules were created using H5P, a free open-source content authoring tool which allows users to create interactive content on literally any topic. This presentation will introduce and explain CCCC's strategies for content creation, scaffolding, and assessment.
March 21, 2018 A Review of QEP's in North Carolina and Their Use of Information Literacy 2:00-3:00pm EST

Dr. Joanna DePolt

Penn State Fayette

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Resources:

PPT

 

This is a presentation of Dr. DePolt's findings from doctoral research, completed in 2017, that focused on the importance of information literacy within SACS accredited colleges and universities. The data set included colleges and universities within North Carolina with publicly available QEP plans. 
March 14, 2018 The Trajectory of Low Morale in Academic Librarianship 2:00-3:00pm EST

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, MSLS

University of South Carolina Lancaster

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Resources: 

PPT
Website
Renewals Blog

 

Kendrick's recent study shows that the traditional causes of low morale are a small piece of a much larger and concerning puzzle in academic library environments, with far-reaching implications for employee retention, library development, and professional development in higher education. Attendees will learn about the factors that enable low-morale and the impacts on those having this experience.

Kendrick is currently seeking input on people’s ongoing experiences with low morale and how they are reducing or mitigating their low-morale experience.

February 28, 2018 Do they have to like you? Facebook marketing in the age of paid ads 2:00- 3:00 pm EST

Elizabeth Marcus & Jill Ellern

Western Carolina University

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Resources: 

Prezi
Facebook
Dataverse
Google Drive
References

Has your library’s Facebook activity become stagnant? Do you wonder if page upkeep is even worth your time or if patrons have moved to newer social media networks? If so, you are not alone. Although Facebook has been around since 2004 and boasts over 2 billion monthly users, the site’s features change frequently, leaving librarians frustrated that they aren’t attracting fans or followers and confused about which group they should be targeting. After researching the Facebook pages of the academic libraries in their state of North Carolina, the presenters will share their data those libraries’ Facebook use including how many libraries have pages, how often they post content, and what types of content is being distributed, evaluating this information against social media marketing best practices. They will talk about what kind of posts were successful as well as addressing the recent changes made to Facebook news feed algorithms and organization pages. They will address what may prevent patrons from seeing content and provide suggestions for improving online visibility and organic reach at no cost. Lastly, the presenters will share practical tips for improving Facebook outreach strategy that can be included in any library’s social media marketing plan.
September 13, 2017 Developing a Makerspace from the Ground Up 2:00- 3:00 pm EST

Hannah Pope

Appalachian State University

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Handouts:

PPT

Creating a makerspace can be a daunting task, especially at college and university libraries that lack space and budget. In this webinar, learn about the best ways to start a makerspace in your library. Topics will include: budget, equipment, spaces and engaging with your campus community.
August 30, 2017 Understanding the Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Part 2 2:00-3:00 pm EST

Joyce Ogburn & Paul Orkiszewski

Appalachian State University

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Handouts:

Webinar sheet

PPT

The presenters are offering a two part webinar which will provide an introduction to the key concepts of scholarly communication and their relationship to information literacy and integration with library instruction. The webinars will build on the ideas presented in the ACRL whitepaper on the intersections of scholarly communication and information literacy (Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Creating Strategic Collaborations for a Changing Academic Environment) as well as the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Topics covered in part one include definitions and the socioeconomic aspects of scholarly communication, in addition to the principles and expectations of the open access movement. In the second webinar the presenters will cover the issues of ethics, trust and critical thinking in engaging with the research process and evaluating scholarly products. Attendees will gain basic knowledge of scholarly communication issues and how they relate to information literacy, and how academic librarians can apply these concepts in outreach and teaching. 
August 9, 2017 Accessibility in Online Courses and Materials: Applying Universal Design for Learning 2:00-3:00pm EST

Samantha Harlow

UNC- Greensboro

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Handouts:

PPT

Making our online teaching and materials accessible for all students is important and challenging. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an important educational framework to teach educators to provide multiple means of representation in instruction, but it’s also important to apply UDL to creating materials for online - videos, Libguides, document tutorials, and more. In this webinar, UNC Greensboro’s Online Learning Librarian will cover the basic principles of UDL and teach about specific strategies for applying UDL to online instruction and material creation. This will include free resources to help with image alt captions, video captions, and more.
August 3, 2017 Understanding the Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Part 1 2:00-3:00pm EST

Joyce Ogburn & Paul Orkiszewski

Appalachian State University

View past session

Handouts

PPT

The presenters are offering a two part webinar which will provide an introduction to the key concepts of scholarly communication and their relationship to information literacy and integration with library instruction. The webinars will build on the ideas presented in the ACRL whitepaper on the intersections of scholarly communication and information literacy (Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Creating Strategic Collaborations for a Changing Academic Environment) as well as the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Topics covered in part one include definitions and the socioeconomic aspects of scholarly communication, in addition to the principles and expectations of the open access movement. In the second webinar the presenters will cover the issues of ethics, trust and critical thinking in engaging with the research process and evaluating scholarly products. Attendees will gain basic knowledge of scholarly communication issues and how they relate to information literacy, and how academic librarians can apply these concepts in outreach and teaching.

Sessions prior to August 2017 are archived on the NCLA College & University section website.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:

The Distance Learning Section (DLS) of NCLA is issuing a call for proposals to participate in Webinar Wednesday! DLS Webinar Wednesday is an online statewide professional development opportunity to present your research, knowledge and experience to your peers within NCLA and beyond, regardless of specialization. We welcome all librarians from all the represented groups to submit a proposal. DLS Webinar Wednesdays are intended as shorter presentations, with a maximum presentation time of 40 minutes. If you are new to online instruction, additional assistance is provided (please see below).

SESSION FORMATS

The web conferencing system used for the webinars is Zoom. Tech support, webinar construction and hosting is provided.  Some great how to videos are located here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKpRxBfeD1kEM_I1lId3N_Xl77fKDzSXe. If you need additional training, help, or have questions, contact Kelly McCallister at mccallisterkc [at] appstate [dot] edu

 

REQUIREMENTS OF ACCEPTANCE

All presenters will be required to:

  • Present on the day selected.

  • Give at least 48 hours notice if you cannot present.

 

EVALUATION AND ACCEPTANCE

Webinar proposals will be evaluated by the DLS executive board. Applicants will be notified via email of their proposal acceptance.

 

SUBMIT PROPOSALS

Submit your proposals via the google form: http://goo.gl/forms/sDmKpKWRQFClj1yK2

 

FAQ:

What do I need to attend an online workshop?

  • PC or Mac with Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox or Chrome.

  • A minimum of a 56K modem.

  • Speakers or headphones are required.

  • A microphone or the ability to text Chat.

How do I register for an online workshop?

Register for online workshops by clicking the Register Here link.

 

 

What if I cannot fit a session into my schedule?

All webinars will be recorded and archived on the DLS webpage: http://www.nclaonline.org/DLS