Looking Ahead: Thinking About Change For the Blended Librarians CommunityWe're thinking about some change. Let us know what you think about our future and new possibilities.
Resources for Getting Started With Instructional DesignJust getting started on your instructional design journey on the path to becoming a Blended Librarian? Then take some time to explore the ideas and resources in this instructional designer "starter pack".
Get Naked: Rethinking Technology in the ClassroomGoucher College president Jose Bowen is outspoken for his views on how college teaching has to change. In a new interview with EdSurge, he explains his views and how "naked teaching" could help all of us improve our teaching.
EdTech as Friend or Foe: Where Do You StandWhere do you stand on educational technology. Do you actively support its use and are you willing to try just about anything at least once? Or are you skeptical and concerned that most edtech is taking learning in the wrong direction? Perhaps we are emerging from a phase of edtech development to one of edtech productivity.
The Instructional Designer: Opportunities for Collaboration with Librarians and FacultyRecorded on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm EDT:
Instructional design is a growing field within many universities that offer online programs. The instructional designer works with faculty to plan, design and implement a full course, or parts of a course. Instructional designers are usually experts in learning theories and pedagogy, and have a toolbox full of ideas for improving teaching and learning. However, they are many occasions where an instructional designer could benefit from collaborating with a librarian, and vice versa. Presenters will explain the role of instructional designers, how collaboration between instructional designers, librarians and faculty might be beneficial, and explain how to prepare future librarians for this kind of work in LIS programs.