Location

Room 100

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

This presentation will describe our efforts to increase student participation and enthusiasm during library instruction sessions in a small college setting using Kahoot, a free online polling application. Kahoot, which can be accessed on mobile devices or PCs, allows the instructor to poll students and check for understanding at multiple points during an information literacy (IL) session.

The polling application, which can be used individually or with teams, has generated noticeable excitement/participation during library instruction sessions, garnering positive responses from students and faculty alike, and allows us to check for understanding throughout IL sessions. The ease of customization/changing of questions to suit each IL session has allowed us to maintain interest/participation during sessions and test for understanding of very specific skills/resources; however, this customization has resulted in more varied assessment data. The presentation will also discuss using Kahoot with teams over individual users, look at the potential benefits of group learning experiences, and look at differences between group and individual assessment data. In addition, the presentation will explore the effectiveness of the application for more traditional and adult student populations.

Attendees will be able to take part in a demo of Kahoot during the presentation using their smartphone or other mobile device.

Presentation Description

This presentation will explore the pro/cons of using a free polling application (Kahoot) to potentially increase student participation and enthusiasm during library information literacy sessions in a small college setting. Kahoot can be used with individuals or teams to check for understanding at multiple points throughout a library instruction session, has been favorable received by students and faculty, and raised questions about the value of group versus individual data.

Keywords

information literacy, engagement, participation, assessment

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 28th, 1:25 PM Sep 28th, 1:45 PM

Making Library Instruction More Interactive With Kahoot!

Room 100

This presentation will describe our efforts to increase student participation and enthusiasm during library instruction sessions in a small college setting using Kahoot, a free online polling application. Kahoot, which can be accessed on mobile devices or PCs, allows the instructor to poll students and check for understanding at multiple points during an information literacy (IL) session.

The polling application, which can be used individually or with teams, has generated noticeable excitement/participation during library instruction sessions, garnering positive responses from students and faculty alike, and allows us to check for understanding throughout IL sessions. The ease of customization/changing of questions to suit each IL session has allowed us to maintain interest/participation during sessions and test for understanding of very specific skills/resources; however, this customization has resulted in more varied assessment data. The presentation will also discuss using Kahoot with teams over individual users, look at the potential benefits of group learning experiences, and look at differences between group and individual assessment data. In addition, the presentation will explore the effectiveness of the application for more traditional and adult student populations.

Attendees will be able to take part in a demo of Kahoot during the presentation using their smartphone or other mobile device.