Asynchronous Learning Workshop: 2-Part Webinar Series

The COVID-19 pandemic required many academic librarians to move their instruction online. Though a lot of time is spent discussing Zoom and other virtual meeting tools for synchronous instruction, asynchronous learning or online learning objects have many advantages for accessible and engaging learning experiences. This two-part webinar series focuses on the what, why, and how of asynchronous learning, including its advantages, instructional design frameworks, and specific tools you can use to design asynchronous learning experiences for patrons at your institution. These webinars are presented by two academic librarians: UNCG Information Literacy Coordinator Jenny Dale and UNCG Online Learning Librarian Samantha Harlow.

Part 1: Asynchronous Learning: The What and the Why

In this webinar you, will learn about:

  • How asynchronous learning is defined.
  • What the current state of asynchronous learning is in academic libraries.
  • Advantages of creating engaging asynchronous learning for information literacy tutorials or online learning objects.

Part 2: Asynchronous Learning: The How

In this webinar you, will learn about:

  • The how of asynchronous learning, including instructional design and accessibility considerations.
  • The different tools that are available to create asynchronous learning experiences for libraries of all types.

About the Presenters

Jenny Dale is the Information Literacy Coordinator at UNC Greensboro University Libraries, where she helps members of the campus community navigate the murky waters of our current information landscape.




Samantha Harlow is the Online Learning Librarian at UNC Greensboro University Libraries. In this job she works to train and assist librarians with online learning, including creating accessible digital objects, teaching online through the university learning management system (LMS) Canvas, and hosting a variety of virtual events.

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