About This Course
Do you create programming for adults? Are you trying to figure out the best way to create virtual programming? Are you interested in learning the pros and cons of various platforms that can be used to deliver virtual programs? Would you like to demonstrate the impact of your virtual programming?
Creating and hosting meaningful and engaging programs in a virtual environment provides many unique opportunities to engage audiences in new ways. However, it also presents a new set of challenges. Some in-person programs can be transformed to the virtual environment with ease, while others may take considerable time and effort to adapt. This course will examine the landscape during the first 8 months of the pandemic to explore what has been successful in virtual programming for libraries, museums, performing arts centers, and other arts-based institutions. In addition to developing ideas about what public programs to offer at your institution, the course will also involve examining online platform options (including the pros and cons of each) and discussing best practices for tracking program outcomes and statistics to prove value to stakeholders.
Janie Hermann, Manager of Adult Programming at Princeton Public Library, is the instructor for this course, which was created in Fall 2020.
How This On Demand Course Works
Infopeople on Demand courses provide an opportunity to take discounted versions of recent Infopeople courses, repackaged as asynchronous courses so that learners can take them any time. While instructors are not available for discussion or feedback, these courses are designed so that learners have unlimited access to materials and can participate at their own pace.
The course fee is $75. To pay by credit card, click on the "enroll in course" button above.
Questions? Please contact [email protected].
- Welcome to Unit 1!
- Online Session: Creating Virtual Programs for Adults (65:03)
- Watch/Listen/Read: What I've learned from 6 months of leading adult virtual programs
- Watch/Listen/Read: Tips for Teaching Craft Classes Live on Zoom
- Watch/Listen/Read: Virtual Program Ideas
- Application Activity: Virtual Programs Brainstorming Worksheet
- Welcome to Unit 2!
- Watch/Listen/Read: Webinars vs. livestreaming vs. online meetings - what's the difference?
- Watch/Listen/Read: Webinar Software Roundup Review
- Watch/Listen/Read: Resources for selecting virtual platforms
- Application Activity: Different Programs, Different Platforms
- Application Activity: Explore Virtual Platforms
- Welcome to Unit 3!
- Online Session: Hosting and Marketing Virtual Programs (70:04)
- Watch/Listen/Read: How to Host a Virtual Event for Your Library
- Watch/Listen/Read: 5 Ways to Promote Virtual Events on Social Media in 2020
- Watch/Listen/Read: Resources for hosting and marketing virtual events
- Application Activity: Marketing Virtual Programs
- Application Activity: Use a Program Planning Worksheet
- Welcome to Unit 4!
- Watch/Listen/Read: PLA Webinar - Maximizing and Measuring Virtual Programs
- Watch/Listen/Read: 4 Ways to Measure the Impact of Your Virtual Event
- Watch/Listen/Read: Additional resources for evaluating virtual programs
- Application Activity: Write Program Evaluation Survey Questions
- Course Feedback
- Congratulations on completing the course!
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