Returning eCourse: Putting the 'Pop' in Information Literacy

For Immediate Release
Wed, 01/27/2016


Liz Steiner

Marketing Manager

ALA Publishing

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Putting the "Pop" in Information Literacy. Dawn Stahura will serve as the instructor for this five-week facilitated eCourse starting on March 7, 2016.

In this course, Dawn Stahura will offer you two tools that can make it easy to liven up your instructional sessions—popular culture and assessment. Learn how to incorporate pop culture into your instruction—through your weekly assignments, you’ll build a fully defined, one-shot instructional session using a popular-culture theme. Along the way, you’ll learn about how you can effectively assess your instruction by engaging with students to discover your strengths and weaknesses.

After participating in this eCourse, you will:

  • understand how to adequately assess your instructional sessions;
  • understand how you can incorporate popular-culture themes and narratives into one-shot instructional sessions and full-length information literacy courses;
  • be able to create a fully defined, one-shot instructional session using a popular-culture theme.

About the Instructor

Dawn Stahura is a Research Services Librarian at Simmons College, specializing in Africana Studies, Sociology, Education, Psychology, and Women and Gender Studies. She has taught information literacy courses using the premise of a zombie apocalypse to engage students in the material, and she currently teaches one-shot instructional sessions. Stahura recently co-authored the article “Teaching with Zombies: Bringing Information Literacy Back from the Dead,” which appeared in the July issue of C&RL News.

Registration for this facilitated eCourse, which begins on March 7, 2016, can be purchased at the ALA Store. Participants in this course will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection for online message board participation, viewing online video, listening to streaming audio (MP3 files), and downloading and viewing PDF and PowerPoint files.

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