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This free online program, brought to you by the Minnesota Library Association’s Instruction Round Table, will walk you through the process of planning an online learning object for information literacy instruction in your library using the ADDIE (Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, Evaluate) instructional design model.  It was originally designed as a “just before summer break ends” professional development program for librarians, library staff, and school media specialists, hence the subtitle.  The version you will be accessing now is self-paced and does not include the social aspect of working through your plan with library colleagues across North America as the original version did.

Participation in the program will allow you to take some time out of your schedule to create a development plan. You will not necessarily have a completed learning object by the end, but you will complete a plan for all the steps of the instructional design process.

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This program consists of eight modules.  Each module will provide basic, foundational knowledge about each step of the ADDIE process in addition to information on best practices and technologies for creating online learning objects. Using your own example project, you will complete the plan for each step of the process.

By the end of the program, you will:

  • Identify best practices for online learning object creation
  • Select appropriate technologies for delivering your online learning object
  • Develop a plan for creating an online learning object using the ADDIE model

Audience: Librarians, library staff, and school media specialists

Approximate time commitment: 15 hours

Cost: FREE

To begin the self-paced program, go to the Free Course Materials page.

Brought to you by the Instruction Round Table of the Minnesota Library Association.

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