Presentation Title

The impact of an online library skills course on a face-to-face instruction program

Location

Room 1005

Type of Presentation

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

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

In 2013, an online information literacy skills course was implemented for two core courses (English Composition II and Strategies for Success) at a large research university. This short online unit, Introduction to Library Research Strategies, is offered via the campus learning management system, Canvas. It can be used as a replacement for face-to-face instruction, or as a pre-assignment to “flip” library instruction. Now two years into the project, we will examine our instruction statistics to see how it has impacted the program overall. Results from an instructor survey and a librarian survey will also be reviewed.

Questions that we will attempt to answer include: Are instructors using the library skills unit to replace face-to-face instruction? Do instructors find the course useful and do they think their students are learning valuable skills from it? Has the online course changed the way librarians conduct a face-to-face session? Are we reaching more students with the online course than we did through face-to-face instruction alone? We will discuss how the course impacted instruction librarians, and our future plans for the course. Attendees will gain insight into implementing an online information literacy course or tutorial and be able to identify ways in which their existing instruction program may be impacted.

Presentation Description

In 2013, an online information literacy skills course was implemented for two core courses at a large research university. The course can be used as a replacement for face-to-face instruction, or as a pre-assignment to “flip” library instruction. Now two years into the project, we will examine our instruction statistics to see how it has impacted the program overall. Results from an instructor survey and a librarian survey will also be reviewed. Attendees will gain insight into implementing an online information literacy course or tutorial and be able to identify ways in which their existing instruction program may be impacted.

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 25th, 1:15 PM Sep 25th, 2:30 PM

The impact of an online library skills course on a face-to-face instruction program

Room 1005

In 2013, an online information literacy skills course was implemented for two core courses (English Composition II and Strategies for Success) at a large research university. This short online unit, Introduction to Library Research Strategies, is offered via the campus learning management system, Canvas. It can be used as a replacement for face-to-face instruction, or as a pre-assignment to “flip” library instruction. Now two years into the project, we will examine our instruction statistics to see how it has impacted the program overall. Results from an instructor survey and a librarian survey will also be reviewed.

Questions that we will attempt to answer include: Are instructors using the library skills unit to replace face-to-face instruction? Do instructors find the course useful and do they think their students are learning valuable skills from it? Has the online course changed the way librarians conduct a face-to-face session? Are we reaching more students with the online course than we did through face-to-face instruction alone? We will discuss how the course impacted instruction librarians, and our future plans for the course. Attendees will gain insight into implementing an online information literacy course or tutorial and be able to identify ways in which their existing instruction program may be impacted.