Creating a Faculty Development Course: Increasing Information Literacy Concepts in Online Courses
Abstract: A key factor in the quality of online courses is how prepared the online instructors are to teach those courses. Faculty professional development varies based on the institution, their resources, and their faculty needs. At Penn State, there is a World Campus Faculty Development department that offers a robust development platform with several courses. These courses could be cohort, independent, synchronous, or asynchronous depending on the learning outcomes. In all of these courses, there was no content around library instruction or how the library can serve as an instructional partner. This paper describes the process of creating OL2400, a library focused professional development course, the structure of the course, and common themes in learner artifacts.
Presider: Lesley Farmer, California St. University Long Beach