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A quick post to share the brand new website for the Teacher-Librarianship by Distance Learning (TLDL) program at the University of Alberta.  The site is still a work in progress, but we are really pleased with how it is coming together.  The website is a great source of information about courses and the program for people who are interested in applying to TLDL or those who are new to the program. Click on the link to check out our brand new (work in progress) website:  http://tl-dl.ualberta.ca/

In addition to the new website, prospective, current, and former students of TLDL have other ways of staying connected.  You can join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/177446922313868/, follow TLDL on twitter (#tldl), or check out the TLDL wiki http://tldl.pbworks.com/w/page/4059591/FrontPage (information for current students, along with copies of capping papers, sample assignments, etc.).

We’re really pleased with the various avenues for communication that have been established within the program…and we’re working hard to make these information spaces even better–Jennifer Branch, Kandise Salerno, and I are conducting a research study right now about students’ information needs and program information.  As part of the study we are also investigating ways in which current and former TLDL students feel connected to one another, to their instructors, and to the program in general, through these online spaces.  Watch for results of that study soon!

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