The Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) is an established group for library professionals in the Cross Timbers region. We welcome librarians and library staff from southeastern Kansas across Central Oklahoma to Central Texas to take part in this collaboration of ideas, best practices, and continued partnership. Our mission is to serve the Cross Timbers region through staff development, resource sharing, and innovative programming.
Browsing Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) by Subject "Online learning"
Online learning opens educational opportunities for working adults and this presentation aims to open a discussion for ways to improve curriculum and opportunities for students. Online library programs provide an alternative for adult learners when on-campus coursework is not a viable option. However, the digital nature of the degree has its drawbacks, especially for those students with little or no library work experience. This presentation discusses some of these challenges while comparing the online learning experience with a traditional face-to-face program. These difficulties include perceived job preparedness and connection with faculty, classmates, and the university.