Information Literacy/Distance Learning Groups

ACRL/NY Information Literacy and Distance Learning Discussion Groups Meet and Greet
Friday May 13, 2011
Mercy College in Manhattan
9:30 – 11 am (directions)

TOPIC: Remote Meeting & Instruction platforms for Distance Learning Patrons.

The Distance Learning and Information Literacy Discussion groups welcome you to their annual “Meet and Greet” scheduled for Friday, May 13. The focus of this meeting’s discussion will be the use of web conferencing tools for online instruction, workshops and 1:1 library support for distance learners.

Scheduled demonstrations of remote platforms will include Adobe Connect, WIMBA, and Skype, but we are not limited to discussing these platforms; rather, we would like to have this be a forum for how our colleagues are using remote meeting/instruction platforms for teaching and learning at their institutions.

ACRLNY discussion groups* allow you to share experiences, get practical ideas and develop strategies with colleagues to integrating best practices at your own libraries campuses. Coming to this open “meet-and-greet” would allow you to connect with colleagues to discuss:

  • Pros and Cons of remote platforms (covering technical issues, pricing and best practices for instituting these tools in your library)
  • Instructional issues related to using these platforms with Distance Learning populations in particular
  • Methods and experiences using meeting software in conjunction with course management systems (such as WebCT, Blackboard or Moodle.)

Please RSVP using this google form so that we can give your name to security at the venue. If you are unable to make the meeting, you may also use the RSVP form to share a platform resource and/or let us know if you would like to be notified about future ACRLNY Discussion Group Meetings.

Thank-you for your interest, looking forward to a good meeting.

Fiona Grady
Chair, Information Literacy Discussion Group

Kathryn Shaughnessy
Chair, Distance Learning Discussion Group

Please note that discussion group meetings are just one of many benefits extended to members of the ACRL-NY chapter. Membership in our local chapter is a “New York Bargain” — ranging from a mere $10 (for students) to $25 (for National members) to $35 (for Non-ACRL National members). If you are not yet a member, join today to start enjoying other professional development, conference, workshop and networking benefits.

Last Revised: 04/25/11

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