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Upcoming Health Sciences Interest Group Online Training

Interactive Online Learning Webinar Series: Part 3, August 7th, 2020

ACRL Health Sciences Interest Group invites you to attend our free webinar series on Interactive Online Learning. Each one-hour webinar will include three presentations on either learning strategies or tools to enhance your interactive online learning practices. These webinars are open to everyone regardless of membership.

The final session will happen on Friday, August 7th, 2020 at 9-10am PT/10-11am MT/11am-12pm CT/12-1pm ET.

Register for this session here:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

We are pleased to welcome the following presentations on August 7th, 2020:

Health Information Literacy and Interactive Video: An Accessible, Asynchronous, Student-Driven Search Strategies Activity
In Fall 2019, I (online learning and health science librarian) worked with an online, asynchronous Public Health course to incorporate tutorial videos using Canvas Studio. To engage these undergraduate students, I created an interactive video on developing keywords using PEO (population, exposure, outcomes) and searching in health databases for a group annotated bibliography assignment. Students then had to create videos of themselves searching in library databases and have group discussions around these videos. This webinar will talk about the workflow of creating this virtual, interactive, and accessible health science library activity, as well as free alternatives to Canvas Studio.

Samantha (Sam) Harlow (she/her/hers) is the online learning librarian and liaison to Kinesiology, Public Health Education, and Community and Therapeutic Recreation at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG) in the center of North Carolina.

Video Modules for Online Learning: Creating Content for the New Normal
In order to supplement the Evidence based medicine (EBM) curriculum that Ruth Lilly Medical Library teaches to 1st and 2nd year medical undergraduates, two librarians created four short videos on EBM topics.  Join us for this interactive session focused on teaching the skills and techniques used in video creation such as:  modified story-boarding for script creation and presentation software design, calculation of video length as well as methods used to practice and record the videos.  We will provide lessons learned and also have ample time for questions from the audience.

Julia Stumpff is Instructional Design Librarian, and Laura Menard is Assistant Director for Medical Education and Access Services.  Both librarians work for Ruth Lilly Medical Library, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana.    

Breakout! Utilizing a Virtual Breakout Room to Teach Hands-On Medical Research Skills
Central Methodist University has a long history of using breakout rooms to make Information Literacy sessions fun for our Nursing program. However, when our University announced we would be going virtual for COVID-19 the morning of a scheduled breakout session for our Nursing Research class, I had two hours to make our physical breakout room purely virtual. This session will discuss the successes and failures I found along the way as well as offer tips for creating your own pain-free virtual breakout rooms. This session is perfect for attendees with any level of breakout experience, from brand-new breakout beginner to long-term lockdown leader.

Vera Elwood is the sole Instructional Services Librarian at Central Methodist University, where she works with every department within the small private college. Her favorite instruction sessions often come from the renowned nursing department which offers both in-person undergraduate classes and online classes for the master’s program.


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