FOLIOwing the Sun: how to provide budget continuing professional development (CPD) at a distance

Booth, Andrew (2009). FOLIOwing the Sun: how to provide budget continuing professional development (CPD) at a distance. In: Positioning the Profession: the Tenth International Congress on Medical Librarianship, Brisbane, Australia, (1-14). August 31-September 4, 2009.

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Author Booth, Andrew
Title of paper FOLIOwing the Sun: how to provide budget continuing professional development (CPD) at a distance
Conference name Positioning the Profession: the Tenth International Congress on Medical Librarianship
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates August 31-September 4, 2009
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
Start page 1
End page 14
Abstract/Summary For over five years the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield has provided low cost e-learning to health librarians in the UK under the National Library for Health (NLH) Librarian Development Programme. This innovative programme, entitled Facilitated Online Learning Interactive Opportunity (FOLIO), uses lowest common denominator technologies (email, wikis, podcasts, discussion lists) to deliver learning content in a wide range of educational formats. Following a successful experiment, whereby ScHARR subsidised the opening up of a course to international participants from across the globe, the FOLIO team entered into partnership with the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) to provide three e-learning courses per year under the banner of FOLIOz. This presentation describes the development of the FOLIOz programme in seeking an optimal balance between generic learning materials and the needs of a new target audience. It rehearses considerations that librarians and others should review before designing and delivering e-learning courses. Most importantly, however, the presentation outlines methods by which any librarian or professional association can deliver e-learning without significant investment in technology or use of Virtual Learning Environment facilities. The presentation covers such essentials as the importance of the storyboarding process in designing the course, creation of course support materials via a wiki and practicalities of managing group communications and online broadcasts. By the end of the presentation participants will be able to identify opportunities to use such approaches in their own contribution to e-learning whereby the principal expenditure remains their time, effort and enthusiasm.
Subjects 0807 Library and Information Studies
Keyword FOLIOz
E-learning
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

 
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