Start Date

25-7-2014 10:45 AM

End Date

25-7-2014 11:45 AM

Subjects

Adult education, Distance education, Information services -- User education, Information literacy -- Learning strategies

Description

Adult learners are a quickly growing population on university campuses. While there is a fair amount of research on the differences in adult learning pedagogies, most information literacy literature focuses on undergraduate skills and competencies. At the same time, more and more adult learners are harnessing the flexibility of online programs to get their degrees. How can we best leverage what we know about adult learning theories with sustainable, scalable, and engaging online learning modules?
Rebecca Halpern is the librarian for the online Master of Social Work program at the University of Southern California. One of her biggest projects is to create an online learning toolkit for her students. In this presentation, she’ll discuss what she learned about adult learning and the expectations adult learners have of the library; she’ll go on to talk about how she used adult learning pedagogies to transform online learning modules into tools that students are eager to engage with.

The presentation associated with this article can be accessed at http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/14473.

Notes

This is the authors' accepted version of an article that was subsequently published in Reference Services Review, Volume 43 Issue 1 by Emerald Group Publishing. The version of record may be found at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/RSR-10-2014-0042.

This article is (c) Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here (http://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/). Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

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http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/14516

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Jul 25th, 10:45 AM Jul 25th, 11:45 AM

Leveraging Adult Learning Theory with Online Tutorials

Adult learners are a quickly growing population on university campuses. While there is a fair amount of research on the differences in adult learning pedagogies, most information literacy literature focuses on undergraduate skills and competencies. At the same time, more and more adult learners are harnessing the flexibility of online programs to get their degrees. How can we best leverage what we know about adult learning theories with sustainable, scalable, and engaging online learning modules?
Rebecca Halpern is the librarian for the online Master of Social Work program at the University of Southern California. One of her biggest projects is to create an online learning toolkit for her students. In this presentation, she’ll discuss what she learned about adult learning and the expectations adult learners have of the library; she’ll go on to talk about how she used adult learning pedagogies to transform online learning modules into tools that students are eager to engage with.

The presentation associated with this article can be accessed at http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/14473.