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Friday, June 10 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Peaks, Valleys and Vistas: How Online Learning Can Reshape the Information Literacy Instruction Landscape

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Westminster College's first-year composition courses have generally been taught in person, with two accompanying information literacy instruction sessions. However, several composition courses have recently been taught online, and the librarians wanted to make sure that the corresponding online information course stayed engaging and interactive. The college's instructional designer and a librarian teamed up to implement the three pillars of the Community of Inquiry theory for online education as well as activities that addressed the new ACRL Information Literacy Framework. The online IL course will now consist of a combination of interactive tutorials, moderated discussion forums, and activities that help merge the ACRL standards and the framework's threshold concepts. Objectives for the session will include offering examples of how the framework can work for in-person and online information literacy instruction; presenting the Community of Inquiry model as a theoretical basis for online learning; and providing resources for Instructional Design best practices.

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Amy Kelly

Director of Collections, Instruction and Outreach, Westminster College
As far as being a librarian goes, I'm interested in curriculum development, online instruction and design, digital scholarship, outreach and administration. In addition to work, I'm a professional tennis umpire, and I love playing tennis, hiking, and reading.
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James Morris

Instructional Designer, Westminster College
I have an interest in systematic design, multimedia learning, user experience, and all things instructional design. I studied Instructional Design & Educational Technology at the University of Utah. In my spare time, I enjoy biking, travel, and spending time with friends.

Friday June 10, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm MDT
Room 1170 Marriott Library (University of Utah campus)