New eCourse - Innovative Approaches to Library Instruction

For Immediate Release
Fri, 07/31/2015


Liz Steiner

Marketing Manager

ALA Publishing

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting, new eCourse, Innovative Approaches to Library Instruction: Online to Face-to-Face. Paul Signorelli will serve as the instructor for this four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Sept. 14, 2015.

Are you involved in designing and facilitating library learning opportunities? Did you know of the multiple forms of library instruction? How about participating in a workshop that presents a unified framework to help you take an integrated approach to adapting different approaches to your overall learning programs?

The lecture as a learning tool is far from dead. There are numerous other models for facilitating learning that are gaining widespread and well-deserved attention in libraries and other learning organizations. This four-week hands-on eCourse, facilitated by training/learning specialist Paul Signorelli, will take you through a survey of Connected Learning, the Flipped Classroom model, connectivist MOOCs (massive open online courses) and innovations in learning spaces that support various approaches to learning in libraries.

You will learn about these topics through reports, short articles, case studies and collaboration via the course bulletin boards and forum. You will walk away with a box full of ideas on how to immediately adapt what you’ve learned to serve the needs of learners in your own library – onsite and online settings

eCourse Outline

  • Part 1: Connected Learning
  • Part 2: Flipped Classroom Model
  • Part 3: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
  • Part 4: Learning Spaces

About the Instructor

Paul Signorelli, co-author of "Workplace Learning & Leadership" with Lori Reed, is a San Francisco-based writer, trainer, instructional designer and consultant who fosters and documents innovations in learning. Having earned an MLIS through the University of North Texas (with an emphasis on online learning), he remains active in the American Library Association, the New Media Consortium (educational technology) and the Association for Talent Development (formerly the American Society for Training & Development).

Registration for this ALA Editions facilitated eCourse, which begins on Sept. 14, 2015, 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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