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Orientation Module

Orientation to the D4L Learning Project

Welcome and Course Syllabus

Dear D4L Cohort2 Participants,

The Orientation Module is intended to give us all time and flexibility to get comfortable with each other, and with the Moodle, as a teaching and learning space and tool.  So take your time and explore.  Feel free to work ahead on the learning activities and discussion forums.   There are notes - called 'Labels' in Moodle parlance - with additional details in the content below.   This note is a Label.   The learning object immediately above this note is a Forum - Discussion Forum - for you to use to post any questions you have as you are exploring.

Cordially, 
The D4L Teachers & Leadership Team

Module Syllabus (4 Week Agenda)

Lead Teachers: All D4L Teachers and Leadership Team Members

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  1. work in the D4L Moodle
  2. communicate with your classmates and the D4L Teachers in the D4L Moodle
  3. understand how the D4L Program is Designed

Agenda:

Topic 1. Getting Comfortable with the D4L Moodle and Communicating With Each Other (All D4L Teachers)

  • Moodle Tour - Screencasts, scripts, & transcripts
  • Introducing Ourselves Forum

Topic 2. Practice using the tools we'll be using for the D4L program. Lead Teachers: Lori Bell and Nicolette Warisse Sosulski

  • Self-Reflection Activity: Your Technologies Environments AssignmentCompleted: Self-Reflection Activity: Your Technologies Environments
    Visit "A Gathering Place for Students - http://d4lmoodle.syr.edu/course/view.php?id=11" Moodle area.
    Sign-up for OPTIONAL real-time communications tools - Adobe Connect and Talking Communities - practice sessions. Lori Bell and Nicolette Warisse Sosulski will be facilitating optional practice sessions with Talking Communities and Adobe Connect.
  • Not completed: Visit "A Gathering Place for Students - http://d4l.... Select to mark as complete.
    Join Cohort1 in our informal Facebook group "Design for Learning 21st Century Online Learning for Library Workers"
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/21stcenturyonlinelearning/
  • or the formal FB page "Design for Learning: Online Teaching & Learning Skills for Library Workers Community" 
    https://www.facebook.com/d4llearnerspage/

Topic 3. Understanding Your Learning Needs and the Needs of Others. Lead Teacher: Dr. Marilyn Arnone

  • Learning Needs Lecture
  • Learning Needs Discussion Forum
  • Learning Needs Readings
  • Strategies for Success: Techniques and Best Practices for Learning Online. (All D4L Team Members). ForumNot completed: Strategies for Success: Techniques and Best Practices for Learning Online. (All D4L Team Members).

Topic 4. Overview and Introduction to the Design for Learning Program: Learning Outcomes. Lead Teacher: Diane K. Kovacs

  • D4L Program Overview Screencasts & Transcript

Funding Statement

The Design for Learning: 21st Century Online Teaching and Learning Skills for Library Workers project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Grant Project #RE-06-14-0014-14. 
Este proyecto ha sido posible en parte por el Instituto de Servicios de Museos y Bibliotecas, Laura Bush 21st Century Bibliotecario Proyecto Grant # RE-06-14-0014-14. 
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more,
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Project partners are the Empire State Library NetworkSouth Central Regional Library Council, and the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University

This project is administered by the South Central Regional Library Council with funding from the Institue for Museum and Library Services.