Presentation Title

Information Detective: The Freshmen Experience at Georgia College

Location

Lobby

Type of Presentation

Poster Session (45 minutes)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

In the Fall of 2013, incoming Georgia College Freshmen were introduced to the library and its collection via our Information Detective Ipad mini scavenger hunt. Using the Socrative app. the library was able to work with the Center for Student Success to reach out to all Freshmen Seminar courses. Each seminar instructor was able to assign the activity to be completed in class or outside of class; resulting in 1254 freshmen completing the project (74% of the incoming class). The development, implementation and assessment of the project will be covered.

Presentation Description

How one liberal arts college reached out to its first year students via new technology. The Georgia College library welcomed all freshmen to participate in their iPad mini scavenger hunt to great success. The development, implementation and assessment of the project will be covered.

Keywords

library instruction, technology, socrative, freshmen, liberal arts

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Oct 10th, 1:30 PM Oct 10th, 5:00 PM

Information Detective: The Freshmen Experience at Georgia College

Lobby

In the Fall of 2013, incoming Georgia College Freshmen were introduced to the library and its collection via our Information Detective Ipad mini scavenger hunt. Using the Socrative app. the library was able to work with the Center for Student Success to reach out to all Freshmen Seminar courses. Each seminar instructor was able to assign the activity to be completed in class or outside of class; resulting in 1254 freshmen completing the project (74% of the incoming class). The development, implementation and assessment of the project will be covered.