Saturday, 1/16 10:30am-12pm, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room
The LITA Distance Learning Interest Group will meet at the 2010 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston to discuss current issues in distance learning such as:
- eBook formats & features – eBooks might be a natural fit for distance learning, but what are the pros & cons of current providers of the titles?
- What does ‘distance learning’ mean today? - In many ways a student off campus but just down the street has the same needs as a student hundreds of miles away, and in some cases they’re even in the same online class. How does this change what distance learning librarians do? What does it mean when many more librarians end up doing a little bit of DL work?
- Using cloud-based collaborative tools with students – Is anyone doing this? What tools could we be exploring?
- Coordinating with professors who teach online classes – How can we best work with teachers of distance ed students to build library resources into a syllabus?
- Student demand – What services are students asking from group members that we aren’t currently providing? Even the most outlandish requests could be interesting if we can accomplish a small aspect of it.
- Using video in distance learning – Is anyone doing this? Something beyond screencasting – Video consultations or video blogging maybe?
- Going where the users are – where are distance learning students spending their time online? Is it worth our time & effort to try and provide service via Twitter, Facebook, or other online hangouts?
Feel free to bring your own topics & thoughts!
Future of DLIG:
- What would you like to see from DLIG over the next six months?
- How can we best use ALA Connect or a DLIG listserv to communicate?
- What kind of programming would you like to see at future conferences?
Hope to see you there!