This face-to-face course provides pedagogical and technological training in the basics of creating digital learning objects, such as videos and annotated texts. Librarians are often asked to teach and to create digital learning objects, yet few of us received pedagogical training in Library School, much less training in instructional design. The goals of this CE course are two fold—first to discuss best practices for translating in-person instruction sessions into synchronous and asynchronous online instruction tools; and second, to give participants meaningful exposure with multiple instructional design platforms (Adobe Connect, Articulate Storyline, Jing, and Guide on the Side). Participants will leave the session prepared to choose the appropriate tools to match their instructional design needs.
Participants will recognize best practices for translating in person classes into synchronous and asynchronous digital learning tools.
Participants will gain meaningful exposure with multiple instructional design platforms (Articulate Storyline, Guide on the Side, Jing/Camtasia, Edventure Builder)
Participants will understand the strengths and weaknesses of multiple instructional design tools and recognize different contexts in which different tools are appropriate.
Welcome/set objectives and ground rules (10 min)
Lecture and discussion on best practices for translating in person classes to synchronous and asynchronous online learning tools (40 min)
Break (10 min)
Introduce and demo instructional design platforms (Articulate Storyline, Guide on the Side, Jing/Camtasia, Edventure Builder) (30 min)
Discussion on strengths and weaknesses of instructional design platforms (30 min)
Group exercise, on choosing a project, choosing a platform, and mocking up a proposal for the finished product. (60 min)
- Projector with audio
- Laptops (preferably 4)
- Flexible seating
- Software (Articulate Storyline, 1 license
- Guide on the Side, 1 account
- Jing, 1 account
- Edventrue Builder, 1 account) (provided by facilitator)
MLA CE Credits: 3