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Announcements Timer will sound at 12:50pm Sign-in sheet Learning Community on Teaching Excellence originally scheduled for this Friday, 07.Dec is cancelled Next semester Brown Bag lunches will be in BAC C-225
Announcements Timer will sound at 12:50pm Sign-in sheet Learning Community on Teaching Excellence originally scheduled for this Friday, 07.Dec is cancelled Next semester Brown Bag lunches will be in BAC C-225 Consider applying to join the SoTL Board. 3 year commitment: director-designate (Jim Tuten) – one course release director (Jerry Kruse) – half-time course release past-director (Jay Hosler)
Information Access Course Assessment Mentoring Session Loren Rhodes, IA faculty of record
Presentation Plan Brief history and structure of the Information Access course Current objectives and content Course assessments used Pre- and post- attitude/skills assessment survey questions Preliminary results Assessment mentoring, your feedback [NOTE: the opportunity to discuss the IA course objectives and content will occur in another learning community!]
IA History Previous curriculum (1990s) a college-wide requirement: Intro to Computers (3 cr.) Early implementation of current curriculum ca IA integrated into CWS and Extended Orientation (5 cr.) part of CWS grade Included basic library research IA competencies to be utilized in CWS (Ideally) Ca IA became its own 1 credit course
IA Course organization 33 sections fall semester, 2 in spring semester 2-3 sections in fall designated for international students 16 students maximum per section Students expected to use own laptops Currently in computer labs Staffing One “faculty of record” 1 administrative student assistant year-round (full time summer) ~15 student assistants for the fall semester
IA Calendar Summer orientation ( acct, Moodle access, registration) Option to work on Microsoft office competencies during summer Fall semester all sections sync’d on a Monday-Sunday week Students can work ahead, but expected to make additional progress each week Attendance required until all competencies completed Finish by early November
IA Goals To verify and/or ensure that students have base line technology and library skills to function as a student academically at Juniata. Specifically, students are able to connect to the network, print, understand ethical use of technology and the internet, and use the Office suite and [Google Docs] for , word processing, spreadsheets and presentations. Library skills include understanding the library facilities, electronic searching and proper use of citations. Not a goal: IA has also become a favorite venue for conducting surveys of the first year students over the years.
IA Competencies PC Basics, Eaglenet connectivity and Security Netiquette and Eaglenet policies Microsoft Outlook 2010 (+Mac version) Microsoft Word 2010 (+Mac version) Microsoft Excel 2010 (+Mac version) Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 (+Mac version) Windows Movie Maker (or iMovie) Windows Publisher 2010 Google Docs Understanding information literacy and using the Beeghly Library Juniata College Resources Sustainability review and survey. Other surveys, assessments
IA Library Module Cannot start in summer 4 mini-modules each with a quiz Must read through materials before quiz; 3 attempts possible This work done before library visit 5 th week all sections visit library Library project consists of electronic searching for Beeghly monographs, On-line/printed journal articles Internet resources Turn in an annotated bibliography with proper citations. ~20% for the quizzes and citation document.
IA Competency Word example Text on title page is Vertically and Horizontally centered Student's name and ID are on title page Body font size is 10-pt. and Calibri font is used Line spacing is set to double-space JC Eagle image placed to left of first paragraph and is properly labeled Excel chart is pasted in text box to right of second paragraph Organization chart is placed as a drawing to right of Drawing Section. Left, Right, Top, Bottom margins are all set to 0.5" This is the Narrow Setting Page numbers in bottom right corner of every page except title page
IA Competency Word example Headers include name, ID#, and date on every page but title page Synonym for ‘convert’ (first sentence of columns section) Footnote added after first sentence of columns section Footnote reads: "Bard, Information Access Guide …." 3 columns X 4 rows table is inserted First column has Names Second column has Titles Third column has Phone Extensions Table border thickness is set to 1 1/2 pt. thick Columns section is displayed as two columns [All in a 3 page document]
IA Competency Excel example [Calculates semester GPAs] Student's Name and ID are in cells B1 and D1 respectively Grade Equivalence column filled according to table. cell F4 has formula =C4*E4 cells F5:F9 have formulas =C5*E5, …, =C9*F9 cell C10 has formula =SUM(C4:C9) cell F10 has formula =SUM(F4:F9) cell F12 has formula =F10/C10 course titles are left justified in cells column titles are centered in cells all numbers have 2 decimal places
IA Competency Excel example bar graph from corners D15:H24 (represents grade equivalences.) Fall worksheet is copied to a second sheet and labeled as Spring Course data is entered according to assignment A31 has words "Overall GPA" cell B31 has formula =(F9+Fall!F10)/(C9+Fall!C10) cell A32 has conditional if-statement =IF(F11 >= 3.6, "Dean's List", "Not Dean's List") Question #1: Answer is 3.10 Question #2: Answer is No. It does it for you. Question #3: Answer is 3.17
IA Materials Moodle used as Course Management System Moodle available at Summer Orientation and continues through the summer Posting of competencies available through Moodle or to IA Guide and syllabus Library content are mostly loaded into Moodle Reading Video
IA Guide About 200 pages for both Windows 7 and Mac OS Revised yearly All necessary material to do the competencies are in the guide Available as e-book since $10. Most buy, many never opened! Aversion to reading either format. Ebook hard to display content AND apply it on same screen Guide preparation late spring
IA Assessment: content choice Driven by a number of factors Current technologies used as standard at Juniata Need for full connectivity to resources (shares, printers) What students bring on their laptops (latest version) What is generally used in the classroom “I won’t be using Excel” (You know this as a freshman that in 5 years…?) Colleague suggestions Assessment needs (e.g. Google Docs, recently) Assistants interviews and discussions at staff meetings
IA Pre- and Post- Assessment Survey Fall 2011 data collected as a first iteration (technical glitches prior) Demographic data (summer and pre-) Technology ownership data (summer and pre-) Attitudinal and self rating (pre-/post-) Skills (pre-/post-) Pre-assessment conducted during first two weeks of fall classes. (33 questions) Post-assessment conducted after all competencies are completed. (30 questions)
Dataset challenges Moodle export into Excel for charts, but… 350 rows of data 90 columns Some students not do post- survey, some not pre- survey Limited to overall statistics Need to put into database for complex retrievals and comparisons of pre- and post- responses per student
IA Self-rating Technologies Word Excel PowerPoint Publisher Outlook Web Browsing Movie Maker “How familiar are you with Microsoft Word?” Ratings 1 : Expert 2 : Very Competent 3 : Competent 4 : Some Competence 5 : Minimal Use/Familiarity 6 : No Familiarity
Word Skills Assessment You need to force the text that follows the cursor to start on a new printed page. This is best accomplished by: A.Pressing the Control-Enter (or Control-Return) key combination B.Pressing enough Enter (or Return) keystrokes so that the text falls on the next page C.Clicking on the Page Layout tab and changing the margins D.Changing the spacing of the paragraph to have extra lines precede it E.Clicking on the Insert tab and choose Header
Word Skills Assessment 40% to 53%
Excel Skills Assessment If cell B4 contains 20, cell C4 contains 5, and cell D4 contains =B4+C4*2, what is displayed in D4? A."=B4+C4*2" B."20+5*2" C.30 D.50 E.#ERROR
Excel Skills Assessment If cell B4 contains 20, cell C4 contains 5, and cell D4 contains =B4+C4*2, what is displayed in D4? A."=B4+C4*2" B."20+5*2" C.30 D.50 E.#ERROR If cell D4 contains =B4 + $C$4 * 2, and you copy and paste the contents from D4 to D5, what formula is then in D5? A.=B4 + $C$4 * 2 B.=B5 + $C$4 * 2 C.=B4 + $C$5 * 2 D.=B5 + $C$5 * 2 E.=B5 + $D$5 * 2
Excel Skills Assessment 46% to 62% No significant change
Network Share Self-rating How comfortable are you with connecting to network drives (share/folders) and printers?
Miscellaneous Attitudinal Questions I feel confident using personal computers.
Miscellaneous Attitudinal Questions I get anxious about having to learn a new application (such as Excel or Movie Maker)
IA Additional Thoughts Initial pass for assessment questions Some questions expected to have little improvement Pre- assessment is conducted, for some, after they have worked on the competencies in the summer (<20%) Many skills may be honed in other courses than IA; IA can’t take all the credit…or the blame.
IA Q&A and Feedback Thanks to Jerry Kruse and Kirk Baumgarten for some of the data crunching and graphics