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The ALISE 2016 Conference theme of “Radical Change: Inclusion and Innovation” celebrates the far reaching impact of Eliza T. Dresang’s work. The conference welcomes contributions that explore inclusive practices and innovative strategies in teaching and research, with special interest for Cultural Diversity, Digital Societies, Intellectual Freedom, Social Justice and International Resources.

Our logo for the conference is the metamorphosis of a caterpillar to a butterfly. This is a great symbol of radical change and transformation. Although the caterpillar and the butterfly exist in the same environment, each has its own perception and understanding of the world. As the caterpillar prepares for transformation, it must build the chrysalis, which acts as protection and change agent. When the radical change is completed, the butterfly emerges from the chrysalis into a new world, one of amazing potential and opportunity. The radical transformation and change allows the caterpillar to move beyond its small environment as a beautiful butterfly excited and ready to see and learn about its brave new world. 

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Friday, January 8 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Session 7.4 A Juried Paper: Opportunities and Challenges for Students in an Online Seminar-Style Course in LIS Education: A Qualitative Case Study

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Online enrollments in U.S. higher education programs continue to grow, a trend also seen in LIS education where entire MLIS programs are being offered online. Synchronous online seminar-style courses present interesting challenges for both radical inclusion and innovation. This qualitative case study explored the effectiveness of a synchronous, online seminar conducted via Google Hangout in an MLIS program. The findings revealed similarities and differences between a face-to-face seminar and synchronous online seminar. Factors such as meaningful interactions, group collaborations, and technology literacy—hallmarks of a social constructivist learning environment, play critical roles in optimizing the learning experience.


Omer Farooq

Kent State University, United States of America
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Miriam Matteson

Kent State University, United States of America

Friday January 8, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am EST
Cambridge (4th Floor)

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