Design for Learning: Diversity

May 16, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Registration Closed


Online via GoToWebinar


Dr. Loriene Roy, lead developer for the Diversity Module, will lead program alumni in a discussion about the practices they have incorporated into their own online teaching as a result of their experience with this module. She will also present the new and improved version of the module, launching on in May.



Dr. Roy is a Professor in the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin.








111_Kirklandredhalosmile.jpgArden Kirkland, Project Coordinator for the D4L program, will also help facilitate the discussion and will share information about the D4L program as a whole, including the relationships formed among alumni as they keep in touch through a continuing community of practice. Ms. Kirkland is an independent digital librarian, providing consulting services for digital collections and online learning.






Program Alumni Panelists:


106_Staff_Picture.jpgAmy Bessin is the Instructional Services Librarian at Asbury University in Wilmore, KY. Her capstone project is an online unit designed to be part of a larger course requiring a research project. The unit is intended to introduce university students to the concept of research as a scholarly conversation.





95_WIN_20170405_15_05_02_Pro.jpgBeth Lewitzky is the solo Librarian at Buffalo Seminary, a private high school for girls in Buffalo, NY. Her capstone project will be an online tutorial to show high school students how to access databases through the library.


552_Capture.JPGCathy Michael
 is the Communications & Legal Studies Librarian at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY. Her capstone project is a short live demonstration that teaches college students how to add their research to Zotero. Zotero is free software that assists students with collecting, managing, and citing their research.



789_IMG_7145.JPGJennifer Shimada is the solo librarian at the Relay Graduate School of Education. Her capstone project is an online course to teach K-12 educators strategies and techniques for improving their online searches using both subscription databases and web search engines.




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