Chapter 8

Developing Best Practices for Creating an Authentic Learning Experience in an Online Learning Environment

Lessons Learned

Abstract

Online learning and the professionals who provide online instruction are under a myriad of pressures to constantly adapt to emerging user needs and to look forward to new directions and approaches. Online instructors have moved from “sage on a stage,” attempting to duplicate regular, face-to-face instruction to “meddler in the middle,” facilitating interactive, technology-driven learning experiences. Librarians are the consummate “meddlers,” partnering with instructors to provide meaningful information literacy learning in the distributed learning environment. This chapter examines strategies used and lessons ...

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