New Grant-funded Collaboration Seeks to Improve Online Teaching Skills

by Davis Erin Anderson, Community Engagement Manager, METRO

Design for Learning: 21st Century Online Teaching and Learning Skills for Library Workers (d4l), a new collaborative project from Syracuse University's School of Information Studies, South Central Regional Library Council, and the NY 3Rs, Inc., promises to build online teaching skills in librarians and library workers, MSLIS optional.

Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, d4l will begin in early August with an initial cohort of 60 individuals. The program starts with online course modules on the fundamentals of designing for instruction, working toward a capstone project in which participants test out their teaching chops in an online environment. All told, the project will last through December 2016 (here's a schedule).

d4l is open to library works throughout the U.S. Those who complete the course will earn a Certificate of Completion issued by the New York State NY 3Rs Assocation, Inc. 

Applications for the first cohort will be accepted through Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Check out the d4l website for more info.