Presentation Title

The One Where They Redesigned a Course

Type of Presentation

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

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

Hear from people in four unique roles within the Library system of The Ohio State University to get four unique lenses on an intensive collaboration to change a preexisting and dated for-credit Information Literacy course. Our team had core goals of helping students find intrinsic motivation, raising our completion stats, and bringing the course into a more current standing in the digital era. We worked to create course content that applied Information Literacy skills to everyday inquiries, focused on bringing students’ awareness of their role as digital citizens, and how these things relate to their future goals. Having completed parts of the course early enough, we were able to test out assignments and technology in a summer session before the rollout of the updated course. One of the greatest challenges was not just the creation of interesting and relevant course content for the students that fit within our seven-week course length, but the distinct need we had for ensuring that this course could be successfully taught across multiple campuses, with twelve unique instructors. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask the panel questions to learn more about how we implemented these changes, working with multiple instructors across multiple campuses to ensure that the course achieved our learning outcomes

Presentation Description

o Talk to a regional Reference and Instruction Librarian, a Teaching and Learning Engagement librarian, an Instructional Designer, and a Course Coordinator to learn the trials and tribulations involved in completely revamping an online for-credit library course. We will dive into creative revisions led by a need to increase student motivation, bring more clarity to the topics taught, and bring awareness to our students that, regardless of how comfortable they may or may not be with technology, they are digital citizens.

Keywords

Course redesign, collaboration, information literacy, student engagement, distant learning, student motivation, regional campus, student success, undergraduates

Publication Type and Release Option

Event

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The One Where They Redesigned a Course

Hear from people in four unique roles within the Library system of The Ohio State University to get four unique lenses on an intensive collaboration to change a preexisting and dated for-credit Information Literacy course. Our team had core goals of helping students find intrinsic motivation, raising our completion stats, and bringing the course into a more current standing in the digital era. We worked to create course content that applied Information Literacy skills to everyday inquiries, focused on bringing students’ awareness of their role as digital citizens, and how these things relate to their future goals. Having completed parts of the course early enough, we were able to test out assignments and technology in a summer session before the rollout of the updated course. One of the greatest challenges was not just the creation of interesting and relevant course content for the students that fit within our seven-week course length, but the distinct need we had for ensuring that this course could be successfully taught across multiple campuses, with twelve unique instructors. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask the panel questions to learn more about how we implemented these changes, working with multiple instructors across multiple campuses to ensure that the course achieved our learning outcomes