Enter your email to be notified of webinars and new blog posts.

Originally presented October 9, 2019

Engaging and connecting with online learners poses unique opportunities and challenges for librarians, instructional designers and other information professionals. Without a physical classroom or ready-made learning community, online learners must critically analyze and relate instructional content to real-life practice on their own.

In this one-hour webinar, Christina Mune will explain essential concepts of online instruction including

  • creating content that emphasizes practical applications,
  • helping learners to quickly connect concepts across platforms or disciplines,
  • and providing virtual peer-to-peer learning experiences.

These are just a few ways we can better support online learners. This webinar offers research-based best practices, tips, and tricks for designing and delivering effective content for online learners including library tutorials, virtual information literacy instruction, and online reference services.

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.


For reference, you can view the slides from the presentation here.

Or you can download the slides from the presentation by clicking here:

Optimizing Instruction for Online Learners.pptx

This is one of a series of Niche Academy Webinars

Christina Mune

Christina Mune is the Associate Dean of Innovation and Resources Management at San Jose State University's King Library, where she promotes digital literacy and digital scholarship through the creation of technology-enhanced library services, both physical and virtual. She is currently working on her upcoming book Libraries Supporting Online Learning: Digital Literacy, Open Access and Local Connectivity from ABC-CLIO. Her most recent research includes online instructional design for information literacy and assessing discovery services for online learners.

Find out how Niche Academy helps libraries increase eResource usage by 70% in one year!LEARN MORE