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Instructional Design Essentials


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Chapter One: Libraries, Literacy, and Learning Chapter Two: Library Instruction: Roles, Standards, and Styles Chapter Three: Determining the Instructional Need Chapter Four: Learning About Learners Chapter Five: Analyzing Goals, Tasks, and Objectives Chapter Six: Evaluating Instruction: Formative and Summative Assessment Chapter Seven: Developing Instruction Chapter Eight: The Future of Library Learning and Instruction

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Dr. Sean Cordes is currently a professor at Western Illinois University where he teaches bibliographic instruction, library credit courses, and coordinates the library instruction program His research interests include human-computer interaction in the teaching, learning, and training process, and the development of 21st century information skills. He has published scholarly articles and research in the areas of information seeking and library instruction and management.


Too often library instruction consists of either providing information or clicking through a demonstration. The strength of this book is in applying learning theories to designing effective instructional strategies, with specific examples for librarians. -- James A. West, professor, Instructional Design and Technology, Western Illinois University
An excellent bridge between instructional design and library science, Instructional Design Essentials is a critical addition to the Practical Guide for Librarians series. It bridges the fields of instructional design and library science by distilling the theory and practice of instructional design into principles, processes, and strategies needed in practical applications for librarians. -- Hoyet H Hemphill, professor and graduate program director of Instructional Design and Technology, Western Illinois University
Sean Cordes' Instructional Design Essentials: A Practical Guide for Librarians is a meticulously researched, comprehensive tool that can be used in a variety of libraries to produce lifelong learners for our digital age. Using various methodologies to create a model and assessment plan for any library instruction program, Sean provides a script that modernizes information literacy instruction for the digital age. -- T. J. Urbanski, library director, Lewis University

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