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Blend It 2018: Blended Learning in Our Library Learning Landscape Workshop
Paul Signorelli
Item Number: 1541-9272
Publisher: ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
Price: $65.00
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A 90-minute workshop, Thursday, January 18, 2018, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

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Blend It 2018: Blended Learning in Our Library Learning Landscape Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Thursday, January 18, 2018, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

The places where we train, teach, and learn are continuing to expand in dynamic, rewarding ways. Learning that once took place entirely within the physical spaces of our buildings, with clearly-established starting and ending times, now flows through our walls and turns our classrooms into potentially global workspaces at the drop of a tweet or the posting of an observation on a Facebook page. The communication is multi-directional as prospective participants join us informally on Twitter and other social media platforms and formally through live, well-facilitated tweet chats, Google Hangouts, and other synchronous and asynchronous learning tools. 

Join us for a highly-interactive exploration of how our blended (onsite-online) learning spaces offer continually expanding opportunities to better engage and serve our learners. This session will include a few case studies and plenty of time for participants to share their own efforts to create and facilitate the use of blended learning spaces.

Optional pre-session work for those interested in a slightly deeper dive:

View the following video and skim the following article with an eye towards looking for ways to apply the information in both resources to your own training-teaching-learning endeavors:

“Blended Learning in 2 Minutes and 38 Seconds”
Its Learning Global
Posted on YouTube May 24, 2013

“Location, Location, and Location: Hanging Out and Learning With Samantha Adams Becker and ATD”
Paul Signorelli
Posted on “Building Creative Bridges” (blog) May 17, 2014

Learning Outcomes:

By the time you leave the session, you will:­ 

  • Be able to cite at least three resources you can incorporate into your blended learning endeavors on behalf of staff and other library users
  • Have at least three successful examples you can draw upon as you develop blended learning projects to meet the learning needs of those you serve
  • Have begun determining at least two concrete steps you will take within a month to nurture blended learning through your library

About the Instructor

Paul Signorelli served as director of staff training for the San Francisco Public Library system before becoming an independent writer-trainer-instructional designer-presenter-consultant. Much of his work involves fostering community and collaboration face-to-face and online through libraries, other learning organizations, and large-scale community-based projects including San Francisco’s Hidden Garden Steps project, which has its origins in a conversation that took place within a local branch library. He remains active on New Media Consortium Horizon Report advisory boards/expert panels, in the Association for Talent Development (ATD--formerly the American Society for Training & Development), and with the American Library Association; adores blended learning; and remains a firm advocate of developing sustainable onsite and online community partnerships that meet all partners’ needs. He is co-author of Workplace Learning & Leadership with Lori Reed and author of the upcoming Change the World Using Social Media (Rowman & Littlefield, Autumn 2018).


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