Presentation Title

Flipping Information Literacy: Collaborating across Departments to Automate Library Instruction

Location

Room 1002

Type of Presentation

Panel (1 hour and 15 minutes presentation total for two or more presenters)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

Panel members will discuss the evolution of an information literacy project that won the 2014 Information Technologies & Resources Outstanding Collaboration Award at the University of Central Florida. The project was designed to enhance instruction that the library provides to the Department of Writing & Rhetoric and Strategies for College Success. The result of this collaboration was an online course, “Introduction to Library Research Strategies,” that used Instructure’s Canvas platform to automate some of the most basic aspects of our instruction. This was done with an introductory video, a series of modules, and quizzes that students were required to complete before meeting with librarians face to face. Each panel member will discuss their contribution to emphasize the collaborative nature of the project. We will also present the first year’s results based on quiz scores, a survey, and our involvement with a pilot project consisting of graduate assistants from the Department of Writing & Rhetoric who were testing a new curriculum. We will explore correlations between quiz scores as well as faculty and librarian perceptions of student learning outcomes. Finally we will discuss the future direction of this project, and the challenges inherent in working with a department whose curriculum is in constant flux. Attendees can expect to learn lessons in developing, implementing, and assessing an online library skills course.

Presentation Description

This presentation will describe an information literacy project that won the 2014 Information Technologies & Resources Outstanding Collaboration Award at the University of Central Florida. The project was designed to enhance instruction that the library provides to the Department of Writing & Rhetoric and Strategies for College Success. The result of this collaboration was an online course that used Instructure’s Canvas platform to automate some of the most basic aspects of our instruction.

Keywords

information literacy, library instruction, collaboration, online instruction, hybrid learning, writing, rhetoric

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Oct 10th, 1:15 PM Oct 10th, 2:30 PM

Flipping Information Literacy: Collaborating across Departments to Automate Library Instruction

Room 1002

Panel members will discuss the evolution of an information literacy project that won the 2014 Information Technologies & Resources Outstanding Collaboration Award at the University of Central Florida. The project was designed to enhance instruction that the library provides to the Department of Writing & Rhetoric and Strategies for College Success. The result of this collaboration was an online course, “Introduction to Library Research Strategies,” that used Instructure’s Canvas platform to automate some of the most basic aspects of our instruction. This was done with an introductory video, a series of modules, and quizzes that students were required to complete before meeting with librarians face to face. Each panel member will discuss their contribution to emphasize the collaborative nature of the project. We will also present the first year’s results based on quiz scores, a survey, and our involvement with a pilot project consisting of graduate assistants from the Department of Writing & Rhetoric who were testing a new curriculum. We will explore correlations between quiz scores as well as faculty and librarian perceptions of student learning outcomes. Finally we will discuss the future direction of this project, and the challenges inherent in working with a department whose curriculum is in constant flux. Attendees can expect to learn lessons in developing, implementing, and assessing an online library skills course.