ALISE 2010  -  Keys to Successful Online Collaboration

The WISE (Web-Based Information Science Education) Consortium offered its sixth annual pre-conference workshop addressing best practices in distance education at the January 2010 conference for the Association for Library & Information Science Education (ALISE) in Boston.
 
Those who attended had the opportunity to learn more about the pedagogy of online collaboration in the context of library and information science education from eight experienced faculty presenters and breakout facilitators, plus best practices from faculty winners of the 2009 WISE Awards.
 
The workshop schedule below includes links to presentation slides and handouts:

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 – Stanbro Room, Boston Park Plaza Hotel
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Keys to Successful Online Collaboration: WISE Pedagogy Workshop
 
WISE (Web-Based Information Science Education) Consortium and ALISE Distance Education SIG

This workshop is open to all interested conference attendees, especially doctoral students. Activities will address effective practices for collaboration in LIS online education through a participatory series of rotating stations, discussing topics in breakout sessions and interacting directly with presenters.
 
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Welcome and Overview of Best Practices in Online Education
This introduction to the workshop will recognize ALISE Award recipients for WISE Faculty of the Year 2009 and discussion of their best practices. Bruce Kingma (Syracuse University); Linda C. Smith and Anne McKinney (University of Illinois)
 
9:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
Presentations and Breakout Groups
Presenters and breakout leaders will be stationed around the room. Workshop participants may plan to spend 15-20 minutes at each station. There will be a ten-minute break from 10:10 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
 
Station #1: Teaching Collaboratively Online through the Prism of Course Content
Presentation provides an overview of LIS online collaborative teaching: theoretical, conceptual, technical, procedural, and literary strategies. Carol Gordon and Sung Un Kim (Rutgers University)
PowerPoint slides from the presentation
 
Station #2: Best Practices in the Pedagogical Design and Development of Full-Credit Short Courses
Presentation offers a process-oriented approach to collaborative teaching of a full-credit short course, Online Graphic Novels and Comics, from development to evaluation. Elizabeth Figa and Janet R. Macpherson (University of North Texas)
 
Station #3: Team Teaching as Online Collaboration
Presentation on co-teaching at a distance: How instructors communicate for development and teaching of online courses when they are not co-located. Lisa Hinchliffe and Melissa Wong (University of Illinois)
PDF File of the presentation slides
 
Station #4: Fitting Collaborative Activities Into the LIS Curriculum
Breakout discussion on implementation of student collaborative projects in LIS courses, and successful strategies for managing student group project assignments. Facilitators: Debbie Faires (San Jose State University) and Rae-Anne Montague (University of Illinois)
Tips for Facilitating Online Group Work
 
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Conclusion

Discussion of the presentations and breakout sessions and general closure of the workshop. Facilitator: Rae-Anne Montague (University of Illinois)