Presentation Title

Expanding Distance Education Possibilities through Collaborations-Academic Library and Center for eLearning

Start

1-31-2019 10:15 AM

End

1-31-2019 11:30 AM

Short Description

This interactive session highlights the collaboration between the academic library and Center for eLearning in providing support to distance learning faculty and each other. Shared committee work and Professional Development presentations have laid the foundation for faculty awareness, open communication, and joint support of faculty. The association of these two academic units results in bringing new skills, involvement of faculty, and sharing of effective practices, resources, and collective wisdom across our community of practice.

Abstract

This session shares the multi-year process of developing a supportive and collaborative structure between the library and Center for eLearning. Initially, training through the eCertification Workshop introduced librarians to the pedagogical foundation for distance learning alongside faculty. Individual discussions led to questions, orientations, presentations, and mutual learning. A more formal structure evolved to include monthly live recorded Professional Development sessions and interactive staff training by library staff. As the library and its resources have been further incorporated into the Center for eLearning, additional phone calls, drop-ins, and sharing between both entities has occurred, to their mutual benefit, and that of the faculty they both serve.

Session Objectives:

  1. Describe the historical perspective
  2. Identify the Components of the collaborative interactions
  3. Discuss the responses to the shared information
  4. Evaluate potential for future planning

Throughout the session, we will incorporate components of the shared team efforts as this interactive relationship developed and strengthened. The connections built in this process provided scaffolding for both academic units, including the faculty who participate in the Professional Development sessions and interact directly with both groups. Looking to the future, there is great potential for our joint creative support of faculty for continued student success. This joined effort truly expands the horizons of distance learning.

Format

Concurrent Session

Institutional level targeted

Higher Ed

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Jan 31st, 10:15 AM Jan 31st, 11:30 AM

Expanding Distance Education Possibilities through Collaborations-Academic Library and Center for eLearning

This session shares the multi-year process of developing a supportive and collaborative structure between the library and Center for eLearning. Initially, training through the eCertification Workshop introduced librarians to the pedagogical foundation for distance learning alongside faculty. Individual discussions led to questions, orientations, presentations, and mutual learning. A more formal structure evolved to include monthly live recorded Professional Development sessions and interactive staff training by library staff. As the library and its resources have been further incorporated into the Center for eLearning, additional phone calls, drop-ins, and sharing between both entities has occurred, to their mutual benefit, and that of the faculty they both serve.

Session Objectives:

  1. Describe the historical perspective
  2. Identify the Components of the collaborative interactions
  3. Discuss the responses to the shared information
  4. Evaluate potential for future planning

Throughout the session, we will incorporate components of the shared team efforts as this interactive relationship developed and strengthened. The connections built in this process provided scaffolding for both academic units, including the faculty who participate in the Professional Development sessions and interact directly with both groups. Looking to the future, there is great potential for our joint creative support of faculty for continued student success. This joined effort truly expands the horizons of distance learning.