Daily Archives: January 21, 2014

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WISE Workshop: Designing Online Courses for Diverse Communities of Learners

  Here are the slides from my WISE workshop presentation:  https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/239835/StephensWISEWorkshop14.pdf   Sponsored by the Web-based Information Science Education (WISE) Consortium As LIS programs become more entrepreneurial, reaching more diverse groups of learners, LIS educators are challenged to design their courses for diverse communities. There are many possible dimensions of diversity—different learner work contexts with different value structures (e.g., library vs. business), different cultural contexts when courses have a global reach, differences in learner demographics (age, gender, ethnicity), and differences in technology use outside of class, including social media. How does online course design take into account this diversity? This panel of experienced […]