2015 WISE Pedagogy Pre-conference Workshop

Integrating Community Engagement in Online Education
January 27, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

As more LIS students complete most or all of their degree programs online, educators are challenged to design courses and programs that integrate meaningful field experience and community engagement activities, consistent with the goal of “empowering people to better their own life conditions, realities, and experiences.” How can online course and program design respond to this challenge? A panel of experienced online educators will provide examples of how they have worked to integrate field experience and community engagement in their course and program designs and encourage interaction with members of the audience.

The session is open to anyone attending the ALISE conference, but is limited to the first 75 registrants.

Presenters will include:

Samantha Hastings
Director, School of Library and Information Science
University of South Carolina
hastings@sc.edu

Kate McDowell
Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
kmcdowel@illinois.edu

Debra Shapiro
Coordinator, Distance M.A. Program & Instructor
School of Library and Information Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
dsshapiro@wisc.edu

Linda C. Smith (serving as the moderator)
Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Programs
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
lcsmith@illinois.edu

 

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