A Roadmap for Staff Success with New Technology eCourse

A Roadmap for Staff Success with New Technology eCourse

You must complete your registration in advance of the eCourse by following the instructions contained in the PDF download that accompanies your purchase. The download can be found on the final confirmation screen after you complete your purchase and may also be accessed from your account. Select "My Account" and then select the "Files" tab to see all of your digital downloads.

$195.00
Item Number:
1541-9449
Dates: 
From:  November 4, 2019
To:  December 8, 2019
Delivery Method: 
Asynchronous
Credentials: 
Attendance Cert.
Duration: 
5 weeks (Includes a one-week break for the Thanksgiving holiday)
Estimated Hours of Learning: 
24 Hours
Publisher: 
ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
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Technology is continuing to change how we learn and work with others, as well as how we deliver services to library users. At times, though, it can feel unmanageable and overwhelming.

This four-week highly-interactive course, in which you will be co-conspirators in the learning process, begins with an overview of current trends and developments in technology incorporated into a variety of learning environments and also introduces a variety of resources for tracking ed-tech developments. Subsequent weeks will focus on specific areas of technological developments, including online collaborative tools; Artificial Intelligence; Augmented/Virtual/Mixed Reality; and others identified by the course facilitators and participants. By the time you finish the course, you will leave with a simple plan of action for implementing what you learned.

The course is designed to help any library staff member better explore, introduce, and use technology in serving colleagues and other library users.

After participating in this course, you will:

  • Be able to incorporate ever-evolving technology into learning opportunities and other efforts to serve library staff and users
  • Know where to find additional resources that can help you keep up with new developments in technology used by and affecting libraries and other learning organizations
  • Have a personalized one-page action plan to introduce or better use a specific piece of educational technology in your library to address a current challenge or problem

Upon purchase you will receive a registration PDF in the form of a digital download. This PDF contains a link to our Registration page and a password. You must download this PDF and follow the instructions in order to complete the registration. The download link can be found on the final confirmation screen after you complete your purchase, and may also be accessed by selecting "My Account" at the top of your screen and then selecting the "Files" tab. Confirmation with login instructions, reminders, and alerts will go to the email address used in the registration.

How this eCourse Works
The eCourse begins on  November 4, 2019. Your participation will require approximately four to five hours a week, at times that fit your schedule. There are no live sessions. All activities take place on the website, and you will be expected to

  • Read, listen to or view online content
  • Post to online discussion boards
  • Complete weekly assignments or activities

Instructors Paul Signorelli and David Lee King will monitor discussion boards regularly during the 5-week period, lead group discussions, and will also answer individual questions. All interaction will take place on the eCourse site, which will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It's recommended that students log into the site on the first day of class or within a few days for an overview of the content and to begin the first lesson.

User Requirements

Participants will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection for online message boards participation, viewing online video, listening to streaming audio (mp3 files), and downloading and viewing PDFs and PowerPoint files. ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions eCourses are fully compatible with Windows and MacOs.

Bulk Orders

This eCourse is licensed for a single user. For pricing on bulk purchases in excess of $1,000, please contact us for more information.

Paul Signorelli

Paul Signorelli has more than 20 years of experience working for libraries and other learning organizations. As Director of Staff Training (six years) and Volunteer Services (14 years) for the San Francisco Public Library, he created, implemented, and managed numerous training plans. He currently explores, writes about, and helps others become familiar with e-learning, social media, massive open online courses (MOOCs), mobile technology, innovative learning spaces, and community partnerships (onsite and online) to creatively foster positive change within organizations. He earned his MLIS from the University of North Texas; is active at a variety of levels in the American Library Association, New Media Consortium, and Association for Talent Development (formerly ASTD); and continues to explore Flipped Learning as a learner and learning facilitator.

David Lee King

David Lee King is the digital services director at Topeka and Shawnee County (Kans.) Public Library, where he plans, implements, and experiments with emerging technology trends. He speaks internationally about emerging trends, website management, digital experience, and social media, and has been published in many library-related journals. David is a Library Journal Mover and Shaker. His newest book is Face2Face: Using Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Media Tools to Create Great Customer Connections. David blogs at http://www.davidleeking.com.

If you have any questions about this eCourse, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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Accommodations are offered based on user needs. For transcription or other accessibility requests, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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