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Training the Trainer for a Virtual Classroom

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Beth Filar Williams, Coordinator of Library Services for Distance Learning (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: As distance education was beginning to grow at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the libraries garnered their own virtual room through the campus wide license for Blackboard Collaborate. Having a virtual room allows for the librarians to offer orientations, host workshops, have meetings, or even offer virtual office hours. Hosting online workshops not only allows us to teach distance students, but allows both students and staff on campus to participate and learn virtually from their desks and get comfortable with online meetings and training. As online learning continues to grow and budgets continue to shrink, less travel is possible for training both internally and externally - but online learning opens more opportunities for all.

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Language: English
Date: 2012
Keywords
librarianship, online education, distance education, Blackboard Collaborate, online workshops, academic libraries