Proposed Session Title

Built for Speed: Designing Media on a Deadline

Description

This session is not about the technical side of software, but rather about the teams, design, and environment that can make speedy, quality learning products possible. Thinking in terms of speedy deliverables might be a mind-set change for many librarians, but it can also liberate us to provide more self-service learning modules for our patrons. In this session we ll be focusing on strategies that can improve output and turnaround time for providing instructional media. These strategies include: Agile Software Development, Rapid Prototyping, Action Mapping, and open source file sharing repositories such as ANTS (Animated Tutorial Sharing). Media design is making greater inroads into library missions. Blended librarians who combine instructional design, technology and library principles are changing library staff paradigms. The blended librarian movement started in academic libraries, but now libraries of every type are embracing the scalability of online instruction modules. As stakeholders push for efficiency and short staffing pervades, the challenge of designing online media instruction quickly is increasingly important. Both presenters come from fast-paced, for-profit education institutions with robust Information Literacy programs and primarily online instruction. Session attendees will learn tips from software (development and training) literature to ensure speed and quality through collaborative models and focusing on user need.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: Erika Bennett is Information Literacy & Instruction Librarian at Capella University; Sommer Berg is Reference & Instruction Librarian and Undergraduate Outreach Librarian at Walden University.

Start Date

17-3-2011 1:15 PM

Technical Expertise

basic

 
Mar 17th, 1:15 PM

Built for Speed: Designing Media on a Deadline

This session is not about the technical side of software, but rather about the teams, design, and environment that can make speedy, quality learning products possible. Thinking in terms of speedy deliverables might be a mind-set change for many librarians, but it can also liberate us to provide more self-service learning modules for our patrons. In this session we ll be focusing on strategies that can improve output and turnaround time for providing instructional media. These strategies include: Agile Software Development, Rapid Prototyping, Action Mapping, and open source file sharing repositories such as ANTS (Animated Tutorial Sharing). Media design is making greater inroads into library missions. Blended librarians who combine instructional design, technology and library principles are changing library staff paradigms. The blended librarian movement started in academic libraries, but now libraries of every type are embracing the scalability of online instruction modules. As stakeholders push for efficiency and short staffing pervades, the challenge of designing online media instruction quickly is increasingly important. Both presenters come from fast-paced, for-profit education institutions with robust Information Literacy programs and primarily online instruction. Session attendees will learn tips from software (development and training) literature to ensure speed and quality through collaborative models and focusing on user need.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: Erika Bennett is Information Literacy & Instruction Librarian at Capella University; Sommer Berg is Reference & Instruction Librarian and Undergraduate Outreach Librarian at Walden University.