EDU 933 Virtualizing the Library
Instructs K-12 librarians to be responsive to digital shifts in education. Examines platforms, entry points and services to grow and sustain digital environment libraries. Focuses on assessing each school’s unique needs and designing online library environments unique to the structure of individual educational systems.
This course is designed to help K-12 librarians be proactively responsive to the digital shifts in education. The course focuses on assessing each school's unique library and information fluency needs and determining how to meet these needs via a well-designed online library environment. Learners explore online library platforms and various digital entry points for instruction and services to grow and sustain their libraries in an expanded digital environment.
*Participants in this course will have a mandatory, synchronous, video conference session. The date and time are listed on each course registration page.
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This was the best online course I have ever taken. Brenda Boyer was very accessible and always answered questions promptly. I enjoyed the Google Hangout as a way to personalize the class.B.Q., Librarian
I was able to put things I was learning into practice as I was learning them. The content more than met my expectations.M.K., Librarian
Highly beneficial and organized course.K.F., Librarian
It prompted me to get moving to create the online space and provided tools to use to create the resources that I need.S.K., Librarian
Excellent and relevant use of time.K.G., Librarian
This course was really helpful in my understanding of what a virtual library is and how to create one for my students.C.F., Librarian
What a great way to see the available technology for taking a library online! It is very specific and very informative!A.K., Librarian
Brenda Boyer's course was very well designed and all aspects of the course were useful.J.C., Librarian
I will be creating more curriculum related online pathfinders, more video instruction, and more online lessons.J.C., Librarian
This class was really well organized and planned. The professor was a huge help and motivator. Overall, I loved this course and found it very beneficial.N.R., Librarian
This was a wonderfully balanced class. The readings and discussions were thoughtful and research-based, and then we created projects that we could use RIGHT AWAY in our teaching environments.E.H., Librarian
My school is going 1:1 in the next 2 years. This course has allowed me to start planning how I will be changing the resources available and also ways I can deliver instruction differently to my patrons.E.H., Librarian
This course was fabulous for me as a librarian! It was directly related to my current situation and allowed for hands on assignments that I immediately put to use. Brenda provided so much support...articles, websites, feedback on assignments, answers to questions, resources and options to learn from and more!S.H., Librarian
Well organized, great resources shared. Easy to manage but I still got a out out of it.C.W., Librarian
GREAT COURSE taught by great instructorC.W., Tech Specialist