Originally presented November 2, 2022

Many libraries, both public and academic, have initiated or increased online instructional offerings in the past few years. In addition to allowing us to maintain safety protocols during the pandemic, online instruction allows us to reach a wider audience, even removing barriers for some patrons who might otherwise not have participated.

At the same time, many of us find it challenging to engage our learners during online instruction, especially with large groups or with patrons who are not as technically savvy.

Through demonstration and hands-on participation, Melissa Wong and Laura Saunders introduce participants to free, low-barrier strategies and tools to incorporate active participation into any online instruction. Participants will leave with a set of tools and specific ideas to lead engaging, interactive sessions. 

Click below to experience this webinar as a tutorial. When you continue past the introduction to the webinar, you'll be prompted to log in. We require login to view the whole tutorial so we can provide certificates of completion for your records and for professional development credit. No purchase is required and you can create a Niche Academy account if you don't already have one. The certificate will be available for download when you have completed all sections of the tutorial.  


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Encouraging Engagement in Online Instruction Slides

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Encouraging Engagement in Online Instruction

Click the link below to download the chat transcript: 
Encouraging Engagement in Online Instruction Chat

Click the link below to access Melissa and Laura's open-access textbook:
Instruction in Libraries and Information Centers: An Introduction

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