It takes a village: The value of multiple instructor voices in the online classroom

Nicole A. Cooke

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Online asynchronous learning is increasingly popular in academia, providing learners with new modes of content delivery and affording new levels of convenience regarding when and how people complete degree program coursework. The same technology that benefits learning can also challenge it, and online courses should strive to be as inclusive, rigorous, interactive, and content-rich as their on-campus counterparts. One method of achieving this parity is to have guest lecturers in the online classroom. Multiple instructor voices add diversity of thought and practical expertise and enrich the standard curricular content. They also contribute to creating the online learning environment and provide a basis for discussion, elaboration, reflection, and long lasting learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvancing Library Education
Subtitle of host publicationTechnological Innovation and Instructional Design
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781466637221
ISBN (Print)9781466636897
StatePublished - Jun 30 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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