Presentation Title

Embracing the Digital Format in an Online Information Literacy Course

Location

Room 210

Type of Presentation

Poster Session (45 minutes)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

This presentation will discuss the conversion of upgrading an existing online three-credit information literacy course from merely a copy of the face-to-face course, into a truly digital, interactive learning experience. Tips for optimizing the online learning experience will be outlined, with a focus on using the Blackboard “module” tool to combine the traditional reading, lecture, and homework classroom elements into cohesive online learning modules that suit the online learning experience.

Since the online-optimized version of this class was taught fall ‘15, discussion will be included of how the modified online course performed, lessons learned, and additional optimizations implemented for the fall ’16 course.

Attendees will learn how adapting existing course materials into online learning objects (and collecting those objects into modules) can improve teaching efficiency by increasing your ability to make additions/changes, adding increased flexibility in presenting course material, and making it faster to conduct grading. They will become familiar with specific Blackboard tools such as modules, assessments, and adaptive release, as well as learning general principles of online learning.

Presentation Description

This presentation will discuss the conversion of upgrading an existing online three-credit information literacy course into a truly digital, interactive learning experience. Tips for optimizing the online learning experience will be outlined, with a focus on using the Blackboard “module” tool to create cohesive online learning objects.

Keywords

Online learning, For-credit classes, Blackboard

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 30th, 8:30 AM Sep 30th, 9:45 AM

Embracing the Digital Format in an Online Information Literacy Course

Room 210

This presentation will discuss the conversion of upgrading an existing online three-credit information literacy course from merely a copy of the face-to-face course, into a truly digital, interactive learning experience. Tips for optimizing the online learning experience will be outlined, with a focus on using the Blackboard “module” tool to combine the traditional reading, lecture, and homework classroom elements into cohesive online learning modules that suit the online learning experience.

Since the online-optimized version of this class was taught fall ‘15, discussion will be included of how the modified online course performed, lessons learned, and additional optimizations implemented for the fall ’16 course.

Attendees will learn how adapting existing course materials into online learning objects (and collecting those objects into modules) can improve teaching efficiency by increasing your ability to make additions/changes, adding increased flexibility in presenting course material, and making it faster to conduct grading. They will become familiar with specific Blackboard tools such as modules, assessments, and adaptive release, as well as learning general principles of online learning.