5 May 2018
Room 330 & Gallery
In Spring 2017, the AUC library piloted an experimental blended learning version of our information literacy class. Kathryn will share our reasons for developing this course, the institution-wide collaboration efforts we undertook to make it possible, our curricular content, our methods of online delivery, and our student feedback.
In Spring 2017, the American University in Cairo research and information services librarians piloted an experimental blended learning class for junior and senior students who hadn’t completed AUC’s required information literacy course. Most content typically shared during face-to-face sessions was instead taught online, with a single in-person meeting. Two hundred and seventy students enrolled in this class. In this poster session, Kathryn Vanderboll will share our reasons for developing this course, the institution-wide collaboration efforts we undertook to make it possible, our choices while creating curricular content, our methods of online delivery, and more. She will analyze the student feedback this project received, and she will reflect on challenges and opportunities for blended learning at AUC, and Egypt more generally.
Blended learning is a hot topic for discussion among higher education institutions globally. At this poster session, attendees may learn about a librarian’s recent experiment in blended learning, and can discuss their own hopes for or reservations toward implementing this hybrid teaching method at their own institutions.
Kathryn VanderbollFormerly Instruction/Reference LibrarianAmerican University in Cairo