Online learning

Articulate Storyline – Accessible Learning Object Design Guide

This guide, created by Will Heikamp, was introduced at CTSI this week: Accessible Learning Object Design Guide It’s specifically meant to support those people using Articulate Storyline to design online learning objects in compliance with WCAG 2.0 AA Web Accessibility standards. Thank you to Eveline Houtman for providing this resource.  

One Tech to Teach Them All: Introducing a tool for choosing the right type of online IL delivery

Are you gearing up for the fall teaching season? Pondering ways to expand the reach of your IL initiatives? Having trouble deciding between creating or updating your interactive tutorials, libguides, or videos? You’re invited to try out a new tool for selecting digital/online learning objects: https://onesearch.library.utoronto.ca/online-learning-objects While many of us would like to create digital learning objects … Read More

Materials from the Articulate Storyline 3-Part Workshop

A post to hold materials circulated during the 3-part workshop series to plan, storyboard, and build learning objects using Articulate Storyline. Monday, January 26 –  Storyboarding: Slides For Storyboarding; Two Storyboard Examples; Library Storyline Demonstration Monday, February 2 Monday, February 9: Storyline Extra FYI, including instructions for creating a glossary, and adding notes and resources.  

ILU PD Day: Online Tutorial Design Using ULI and DI – Lori Mestre

On December 9 2014, almost 50 library staff (and a sprinkling of CTSI staff) participated in the 2014 PD Day sponsored by the Instruction in Library Use (ILU) Committee.  This year’s guest facilitator was Lori Mestre of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, who led participants through a series of presentations and exercises on how … Read More

Access to Course Materials: Keeping Costs in Check

From the Office of Scholarly Communications and Copyright,  a new post Access to Course Materials: Keeping Costs in Check

[PDADC-L] #17, Provostial Guidelines on Digital Learning Materials

These guidelines result from a change in the Ministry’s approach to ancillary fees. Page 3 points instructors to their liaison librarian to discuss alternatives to commercial online resources.  To support your work in this area, see the Libguide Learning Object Repositories and Open Courseware, which links to significant online sources of open educational resources.  I  update this … Read More

Follow-up on Blackboard Collaborate Report

At the November Instruction in Library Use meeting, Monique Flaccavento and I presented the results of the Blackboard Collaborate (Collaborate) pilot project on behalf of the Collaborate working group (see our previous post here). The primary goal of the project was to explore Collaborate from an instructional librarian perspective and to determine whether it is a … Read More

The future of MOOC platforms? Money money money

I always enjoy reading Alex Usher’s “One Thought to Start Your Day” which uses a dollars-and-cents lense to look at important issues in higher education.  In his post The Future of MOOCs: Coursera and EdX, Usher ponders the likelihood (high, in his view) that venture capital fueling Coursera may dry up soon unless Coursera finds a … Read More

Measure online learning against real learning outcomes, rather than F2F models

Making a compelling case for examining the effectiveness of online or blended learning against empirical benchmarks, Edward Renner rejects the measurement of online learning against a conventional “sage-on-the-stage” classroom setting.  In “The Difference Between Theory and Practice,” Renner cites a number of studies that make comparisons between online and actual expectations of learning, rather than … Read More

The MOOC syllabus blues Strategies for MOOCs and syllabus materials

From the November 2013 College and Research Library news: Kyle Courtney, who leads the support of HarvardX MOOCs, some practical advice for librarians who need to support MOOCs at their institutions with resources and copyright advice.