Core needs knowledgeable librarians from all kinds of libraries to teach additional sections of our popular online courses. Core offers ten continuing education courses over the web and is in the process of developing more. The Core Web Course Instructor Application has a list of these courses and more details about them.
Courses are provided over a four or six week period. They are composed of self-paced modules and include interaction with the instructors and classmates. The courses are already developed and ready to use; no additional editing is needed. Instructors would participate in evaluations and have the opportunity to recommend updates to the course content as needed.
To ensure consistency of instruction and a high value experience for participants, course instructor training has ordinarily had several components:
1. Take the course as a participant.
2. Repeat the course shadowing the instructor, with access to the instructor interface.
3. Co-teach the course with an experienced instructor.
A modest honorarium will also be paid.
The key characteristics of successful instructors are subject expertise, comfort with e-learning technology, and the ability to make student communication a priority for the period of the course. Prior teaching experience is not required, but instructors must be Core members.
If you are interested in becoming an instructor for Fundamentals of Electronic Resource Acquisitions or any Core Web Course, please complete the Core Web Course Instructor Application by Sunday, April 23, 2023.