Our Time, Our Future: How Libraries Can Help with Expected Learning Outcomes

As part of the North Carolina Learning Technologies Week, 3 UNC system librarians are hosting the following webinar on Thursday, April 10th at 3:00pm:

(More information about NC Learning Technologies Week can be found here: http://epulsenews.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/unc-online-learning-technologies-week/)

In response to the strategic directions set forth for the UNC system, every degree program on each campus was directed to publish expected learning outcomes.  Many of these outcomes are in reference to research and information literacy.  Libraries are here to help.  This webinar will provide a view of the ways libraries are assisting online instructors with the research and information literacy skills of their students. 

Tamara Rhodes, East Carolina University

The one-shot library session is a common method used by librarians for on-campus students.  How does this work for DE students?  East Carolina University is offering its first online DE instruction series this spring using Saba Meeting to offer both synchronous and asynchronous instruction to online students. Through this presentation you will learn about the framework for this type of instruction and its benefits.

Kelly McCallister, Appalachian State University

The Distance Education Student Advisory Committee is a partnership between the Appalachian State University Services and Distance Education.  This Advisory Committee offers leadership and a professional development opportunity for DE students.  This committee identifies key aspects of the DE student experience and provides suggestions and solutions to improve the process by collaborating with each other on student lead projects.

Melinda Livas, Winston-Salem State University

"Embedded Librarianship" gives librarians the ability to connect with distance learners virtually.  Serving in the capacity as a co-instructor gives them the autonomy to provide one-on-one or group virtual research consultations, respond to research discussion threads and serve as a valuable classroom resource.  This presentation will share the benefits of  practicing embedded librarianship, and the necessary steps needed to facilitate this process.

Link to access the webinar:




Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 3:30pm