Big Visions, Middle-Sized Obstacles, Small Steps: Brief Hybrid Workshops and Brief Hybrid Teaching/Learning Modules
I attended this project because of the toolkit project. It was designed for Teaching and Learning Centers, but much of the content was useful for libraries, too. I think TLCs have a lot in common with libraries. We’re all there to support the institution’s mission, and we all have to get out there and really market our services for the campus to realize our value. The Brief Hybrid Workshops were shows as a way to get really important information to faculty, as well as a way to market full blown workshops. We could use it in a very similar way.
The hybrid workshop evolved form an in person version (which I think is what would work best with our faculty). If you go in and give a knock-out-awesome presentation that ends in 5 min (or less) with a fabulous handout then you’ll win an audience who will want more. This idea came form old circus parades that gave the town a feel for the show and lured the town to pay money for a full length version. This model (for the TLCs) won a “bright idea award” at another conference.
The BEST wrap up is, “thanks for your time, I’m here to help, if you have any questions give me a call. But for now I’m about of time,” just as the clock alarms, and you pick up the alarm and walk out of the room.
In the presentation they demoed a real life and online video version. There were definite differences. I think the online one (as I have before) could be an excellent model for students. Make short online videos that are chock full & it’s no work for the audience. They’ll want to keep moving through the videos and seeing more.