NEO-RLS: Instructional Design – Ideas and Techniques that You Can Begin Using Today

In this event, scheduled on August 6th from 10-11am Eastern, take a walk with Kimberly Salcewicz through parts of the instructional design process while she shares tips and knowledge on how to design effective instructional material that encourages learner retention and knowledge transfer. She will provide examples and explanations of instructional design principles, dig into the specific functions of graphics, and how to keep your intended audience at the center of your design decisions. She will also discuss how to use Microsoft Word to make sure your future instructional material is considered accessible.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to approach your design with the reader/participant as the focus
  • Learn about how to create accessible documents using Microsoft Word which will help ensure all patrons can benefit from your created instructional material
  • Learn about some principles of instructional design and how to apply them to the needs of your patrons or library teams
  • Learn about graphics and how you can use them to enhance your instructional material

It will be presented by Kimberly Salcewicz, who has a background in education and project management. Over the past 13 years, she has created and facilitated educational/instructional material for a variety of objectives and groups including public school students, project teams, cross-functional client teams, and library patrons. She also has experience collaborating with companies and departments on how to improve or build their training/instructional materials. She is currently working at the Cuyahoga Falls Library in the circulation department while being enrolled as a full-time Kent State University graduate student. She will graduate in December with a Master’s in Educational Technology.

For more information, please go to https://mms.neo-rls.org/Calendar/moreinfo_responsive.php?eventid=58050&org_id=NEOL.

iSchool students qualify for a free Gold membership in the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System. To sign up, go to https://www.neo-rls.org/mlis_student_membership.php.

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