Presentation Title

Use that Guide to Your Advantage: LibGuides as the Catalyst to more Active Learning and Flipped Learning Opportunities

Location

Room 217

Type of Presentation

Workshop (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

Libraries use LibGuides for subject guides and instruction so often that many can throw one together in a couple hours, giving little thought to design and the power of the tool. However, that humble LibGuide can help create active learning activities for your students. With instructions on completing certain tasks and reviewing the guide before meeting with the librarian, students take on some of the learning responsibility themselves, freeing your instruction time for more complex tasks. Following a brief introduction (5 minutes), participants will review a working definition of Flipped Learning (10 minutes) with examples of information literacy sessions where this method has been utilized. Participants will then spend 20 minutes working through an activity (with partners) to help List & Discuss Outcomes of a Flipped Session. A brief 10 minute overview of possible technologies will then lead in to another 20 minute partnered activity where participants will lay out the basic design of flipping at least one information literacy skill set. The final ten minutes of the workshop will be reserved for questions and/or concerns and final thoughts. Participants will leave with a working plan for teaching at least one skill using the flipped method, and a solid list of ideas to add more!

Presentation Description

Have you been following all the buzz about Flipping Instruction? Too nervous to try this method in your own instruction? Learn how to successfully flip your information literacy instruction and provide active learning opportunities for your students. This interactive workshop will provide a hands on activity to help you determine which skill sets will work best with the flipped model, and a list of suggested technology to help you revitalize your LibGuides as a more productive teaching and learning tool.

Keywords

flipped classroom, active learning, information literacy instruction, blended instruction

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Oct 10th, 10:00 AM Oct 10th, 11:30 AM

Use that Guide to Your Advantage: LibGuides as the Catalyst to more Active Learning and Flipped Learning Opportunities

Room 217

Libraries use LibGuides for subject guides and instruction so often that many can throw one together in a couple hours, giving little thought to design and the power of the tool. However, that humble LibGuide can help create active learning activities for your students. With instructions on completing certain tasks and reviewing the guide before meeting with the librarian, students take on some of the learning responsibility themselves, freeing your instruction time for more complex tasks. Following a brief introduction (5 minutes), participants will review a working definition of Flipped Learning (10 minutes) with examples of information literacy sessions where this method has been utilized. Participants will then spend 20 minutes working through an activity (with partners) to help List & Discuss Outcomes of a Flipped Session. A brief 10 minute overview of possible technologies will then lead in to another 20 minute partnered activity where participants will lay out the basic design of flipping at least one information literacy skill set. The final ten minutes of the workshop will be reserved for questions and/or concerns and final thoughts. Participants will leave with a working plan for teaching at least one skill using the flipped method, and a solid list of ideas to add more!