New iteration: Instructional Design for Online Teaching and Learning eCourse

For Immediate Release
Thu, 01/10/2019


Colton Ursiny

Administrative Assistant

ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Instructional Design for Online Teaching and Learning. Diane Kovacs will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, March 4, 2019.

Instructional design guides you as you decide what and how to teach. It helps you compose, organize, and personalize lessons for your learners. With more and more library instruction and professional development events taking place online, a working knowledge of instructional design is an important skill for librarians.

In this eCourse, instructional design expert and veteran online instructor Diane Kovacs provides you with that working knowledge. You’ll learn everything from the first steps of design to assessment after the event has occurred.

About the Instructor

Diane Kovacs is a consultant, teacher, and librarian. She has nine years' experience teaching online in library schools, for both the University of Illinois and San Jose State University. An instructional designer and trainer, she has developed courses for public and academic librarians on technology usage, library instruction, web design, government documents, virtual reference, and electronic collection development. In 2000 she received the "Documents to the People" award from the Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT).

Registration for this ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions facilitated eCourse, which begins on March 4, 2019, 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.

ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions (ELS) produces high-quality professional development events and materials for the library profession. ELS events cover modern issues on a wide variety of topics in formats that include live workshops, asynchronous eCourses, and print publications. We help ensure that today’s library employees have access to the professional development opportunities they need, whether they are brushing up on the basics or expanding their horizons with cutting-edge tools. Contact us at

ALA Store purchases fund advocacy, awareness, and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide.