We need knowledgeable people from all kinds of libraries to teach additional sections of our popular online courses. Core offers 10 online continuing education courses and is in the process of developing more.
We’re currently recruiting instructors for additional sections of:
- Fundamentals of Collection Assessment
- Fundamentals of Digital Library Projects
- Fundamentals of Institutional Repositories (Under Development)
- Fundamentals of Metadata
Courses run over a 4-6 week period. They are composed of self-paced modules and include interaction with the instructors and classmates. They 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 when necessary.
To ensure consistency of instruction and a high value experience for participants, course instructor training has several components:
- Take the course as a participant.
- Repeat the course shadowing the instructor, with access to the instructor interface.
- Co-teach the course with an experienced instructor.
A modest honorarium is paid each time an instructor teaches a course.
The key characteristics of successful instructors are subject expertise, comfort with online 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 members of Core.
If you’re interested in becoming an instructor for a online Core course, please complete this application by Sunday, February 4, 2024.