The GLA Distance Learning Interest Group presents
Collaborative Design Thinking: How to Strategically Leverage Shrinking Resources to Build Online Learning Experiences
with Joelle Pitts
Monday, April 9th 2018
2:00 pm Eastern
(11:00 am Pacific | 12:00 pm Mountain | 1:00 pm Central)
Student interest and participation in online courses and learning experiences are growing, but library budgets and resources are heading in the opposite direction. Library staff should engage in “Design Thinking” to envision creative ways to serve our online patrons in the new resource landscape. Collaborative instructional design is one way to leverage existing staff and technology to create library learning experiences for patrons in online spaces. Joelle Pitts, Instructional Design Librarian for Kansas State University, will discuss the case for collaborative design thinking and practical guidelines for successful implementation based on her work leading the New Literacies Alliance, an inter-institutional library instruction consortium. Particular focus will be given to the basic design and development phases, including the use of the rapid prototyping model, and the logistics of team testing and assessment. Critical questions, transferrable tips, and common challenges will be shared.
About the Presenter:
Joelle Pitts is an Instructional Design Librarian and Associate Professor at Kansas State University Libraries. As the lead for the Learning Experiences and Design team, she is responsible for the creation and maintenance of web-based learning objects and environments aimed at improving the information literacy of the Kansas State University community. She also leads the award-winning New Literacies Alliance, an inter-institutional information literacy consortium. Her research interests include distance education and e-learning theory and design, library collaboration, as well as the design and implementation of games-based learning environments. She has published and presented on these topics at the local, national, and international level.
This event will be recorded. For questions, contact Mary-Ann Cullen at email@example.com.