Location

Room 100

Type of Presentation

Workshop (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

The Reese Library team utilizes a range of Google’s free applications (apps) to create, evaluate, and share assessment results of library instruction to faculty and students. The apps have also been utilized for team project work. Reception from faculty has consistently been positive, due to the ease of collaboration in developing assessment and sharing results so they can see at a glance the learning that has taken place in sessions.

Attendees will gain a comprehensive overview of the workflow undertaken of the creation, delivery, analysis, and dissemination of assessment and results, with time for hands-on practice. Finally, strategies will be shared for utilizing Google apps for a range of project collaborations. Apps make it efficient and effective for project work across departments and campus libraries.

In this workshop, attendees will learn methods for utilizing Google’s apps for assessment and beyond:

  1. Introduction (5 mins): Are Google apps useful for your context? Benefits and limitations.
  1. Part 1: Google Forms (30 mins): How to create an assessment for one-shot or ongoing library instruction. Create a sample assignment inspired by the ACRL Framework that meets the multifaceted needs of your library instruction session.
  1. Part 2: Google Sheets (15mins): How to export results into a Sheet. How to de-identify students; analyze, share and distribute results with others, such as professors and colleagues. Best practices for sharing feedback.
  1. Part 3: Project Collaboration (10 mins) Learn how Forms, Sheets, and Docs are useful for cross-departmental collaboration.
  1. Conclusion (10 mins): Q & A and/or final tips.

Presentation Description

Go beyond Google Docs and learn how to utilize Google’s other free applications to create, evaluate, and share assessment results to faculty and students. In this workshop, learn how to create an assignment inspired by the ACRL Framework that meets the multifaceted needs of your library instruction session. Learn best practices for analyzing and sharing results, which helps demonstrate the value of library instruction to faculty. Finally, learn how the apps can serve as a useful tool for project collaboration.

Session Goals

  • Gain a comprehensive overview of the use of Google apps for informal and formal assessment of library instruction, and other types of instruction.
  • Obtain best practices for sharing assessment results with faculty, students, and colleagues.

Session Objectives

The attendee will be able to:

  • Identify free services offered through Google to benefit library instruction, as well as for project collaboration.
  • Utilize Google products to create assessments for library instruction.

Keywords

library instruction, information literacy, ACRL framework, assessment, Google apps

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 28th, 8:30 AM Sep 28th, 9:45 AM

Free, Quick & Easy: Utilizing Google Apps to Assess & Communicate Learning

Room 100

The Reese Library team utilizes a range of Google’s free applications (apps) to create, evaluate, and share assessment results of library instruction to faculty and students. The apps have also been utilized for team project work. Reception from faculty has consistently been positive, due to the ease of collaboration in developing assessment and sharing results so they can see at a glance the learning that has taken place in sessions.

Attendees will gain a comprehensive overview of the workflow undertaken of the creation, delivery, analysis, and dissemination of assessment and results, with time for hands-on practice. Finally, strategies will be shared for utilizing Google apps for a range of project collaborations. Apps make it efficient and effective for project work across departments and campus libraries.

In this workshop, attendees will learn methods for utilizing Google’s apps for assessment and beyond:

  1. Introduction (5 mins): Are Google apps useful for your context? Benefits and limitations.
  1. Part 1: Google Forms (30 mins): How to create an assessment for one-shot or ongoing library instruction. Create a sample assignment inspired by the ACRL Framework that meets the multifaceted needs of your library instruction session.
  1. Part 2: Google Sheets (15mins): How to export results into a Sheet. How to de-identify students; analyze, share and distribute results with others, such as professors and colleagues. Best practices for sharing feedback.
  1. Part 3: Project Collaboration (10 mins) Learn how Forms, Sheets, and Docs are useful for cross-departmental collaboration.
  1. Conclusion (10 mins): Q & A and/or final tips.