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Keeping the User in Mind

Instructional Design and the Modern Library

Keeping the User in Mind provides a practical down-to-earth look at instructional design and its uses in the academic library. Focus is given to teaching and measuring information literacy skills, and chapters also review the history of the field, providing an overview of some relevant technological innovations that might be a part of any library’s instructional design mosaic. Fuelled by the need for asynchronous learning, the availability of the Web, and the need to evaluate learning outcomes, instructional design covers a wide range of approaches and models. How do libraries build environments that support learning, encourage the infusion of technology and be nimble enough to adjust to changing user needs? Instructional design is an area that may provide some insight. This book will provide a down-to-earth look at instructional design and its uses in the academic library, with a particular look at teaching and measuring information literacy skills. Chapters also review the history of the field, and provide an overview of some current relevant technological innovations that might be a part of any library’s instructional design mosaic.

Paperback, 214 Pages

Published: March 2009

Imprint: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84334-486-5

Contents

  • A brief history of instructional design; How we learn: Fundamental learning theory and the connection to instructional design; The many faces of instructional design: Highlighting the diversity of instructional design models; Instructional design and higher education; In the mix: Instructional design and the instructional mashup; Closing the gap between instructional strategies and instructional design; The instructional design process in action: Highlights from Kognito Interactive; Administrative and professional challenges to the use of instructional design in the academic library; Keeping the user in mind: Using design thinking connect libraries and instructional design; A glimpse of the future: The semantic web and library instructional design.

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