Date: October 31, 2012
(A couple of these sessions boiled down to see this and see that, the "this and that" being either a book or some website, so these are going to be short notes. Personally, if you are going to tell me that, just give me the materials. I am pretty good with texts as a learner).
I. "Charting Success: Using Practical Measures to Assess Student Learning in a Peer2Peer Research Model."
- (I was very intrigued by this presentation in part due to the format. The presenter built it on a LibGuide.
Sadly, I was unable to get the exact URL, and I can't find it anywhere online, so I am guessing the presenter did not make it public. A pity. I still like the idea, and it may be something I would not mind trying sometime if I ever present.Update note: See comments section, author came over and gave us the link. Yay!)
- The focus is on a program for writing courses, first year. They did three 90-minute library instruction sessions per course.
- Research mentor program.
- The overview was done with an xtranormal video. (link to the tool).
- Program focused on the first three ACRL information literacy standards.
- Pre/post test survey
- Fixed choice questions
- Open ended question
- Then, Likert scale
- And then, Reflective response
- Impact on process
- Valuable lesson
- (Reminder to myself: this presentation did include a handout. I have in with the notes and a PDF copy).
- Work done at IUPUI.
- Instructional teams (cohorts) are made up of a lead faculty member (from the departments or the University College), a student mentor, an academic advisor, and a librarian. They work in learning communities.
- Developed a needs assessment survey for librarians to determine needs of program and condition.
- Developed focus groups with faculty, librarians, administration, and students to discuss information literacy.
- See Analyzing Your Instruction Environment: A Workbook.
- See also work of IUPUI PRAC (Program Review and Assessment Committee) information.
- See website of NILOA (National Institutes for Learning Outcomes and Assessment). Check their transparency framework (you can see the link for it right on the navigation bar on top).
- Work done at University of Kansas.
- Project interviewing a sample of graduate students on their research skills. (I was intrigued by this idea. I think it can be adapted for our use here, maybe with our capstone students).
- IL instruction then delivered in group discussion format was concluded to be desirable.
- A sample of 9 students in social sciences. 4 sessions were recorded, transcribed, and analyzed.
- The exercise does allow for librarian self-evaluation.
- Point of need IL instruction.
- Format of IL instruction. Students more responsive in discussion setting versus just an orientation.
- From the Q&A:
- Online tutorials? Can be helpful after the fact rather than as initial instruction tool. Also can use LibGuides.
- Teaching research as a conversation about process with students, so they can see the big picture.
- Idea for grad students: Dissertation bootcamp, sponsored by a graduate school (note that University of South Florida, students pay for this, about $30 dollars I heard. Anyhow, I thought we could also adapt this to our needs, though we would try not to charge our students. Food for thought).