definition of summer: that imaginary time when everything you put off during the academic year gets done

Are you like us? Have you been putting off creating that online tutorial?  Have you found yourself saying “I’ll get to that this summer”? Well, it’s summer – and we have a free online program for you!

This 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.

Participation in the program will allow you to take some time out of your schedule to create a development plan while receiving feedback from colleagues during the process, and helping them through their process in return. You will not be expected to have a completed learning object by the end, but you will complete a plan for all the steps of the instructional design process.

image of man focused on sun while ignoring desks full of work

This program consists of eight modules delivered over the course of two and a half weeks.  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 own example project, you will complete the plan for each step of the process and receive feedback from other participants.

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

Soon after the program ends, you will:

  • Receive a shiny certificate of completion
  • Gain a sense of accomplishment for really putting in the work this summer 😉

Audience: Librarians, library staff, and school media specialists

Course dates: August 6 – 22

Approximate time commitment: 15 hours (6 hours/week for 2.5 weeks)

Cost: FREE

Please register here by Friday, August 3rd.


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

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