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1 Immersion of Information Literacy & Technology into Freshman Core Courses Nancy Young Beth Hill David Schlater Nancy Young Beth Hill David Schlater

2 Background Core Discovery Classes Interdisciplinary; required of freshmen; yearlong A central goal of Core Discovery: Improve communication, thinking, information literacy skills Course offerings doubled since 2000; fourfold increase in available sections Specific courses involved in SBOE grant Core Discovery Classes Interdisciplinary; required of freshmen; yearlong A central goal of Core Discovery: Improve communication, thinking, information literacy skills Course offerings doubled since 2000; fourfold increase in available sections Specific courses involved in SBOE grant

3 Background State Board of Education (SBOE) Grant Brings together teams of faculty, librarian, info technologist Encourages Core faculty to incorporate more technology and info skills into classes Emphasizes information literacy; content beyond the basics of freshmen composition classes Aims at benefiting all Idaho citizens State Board of Education (SBOE) Grant Brings together teams of faculty, librarian, info technologist Encourages Core faculty to incorporate more technology and info skills into classes Emphasizes information literacy; content beyond the basics of freshmen composition classes Aims at benefiting all Idaho citizens

4 Inspirations UW’s Research 101 Western Michigan’s Searchpath TILT UW’s Research 101 Western Michigan’s Searchpath TILT

5 Information Literacy Tutorial Accomplishments to Date What Needs to be Developed Accomplishments to Date What Needs to be Developed

6 Challenges in Constructing Info Lit Tutorial Joining Midstream: Collaborator or Dictator? Who is the Audience? Content: What and How Much Detail? How Do I Find Time to do a Good Job? Joining Midstream: Collaborator or Dictator? Who is the Audience? Content: What and How Much Detail? How Do I Find Time to do a Good Job?

7 Library Resource Guides Design Created in FrontPage First designed and used in Fall 2004 Template modified for use in other CORE classes Integrated into WebCT courses Design Created in FrontPage First designed and used in Fall 2004 Template modified for use in other CORE classes Integrated into WebCT courses

8 Motivations for Design of Library Guide Better Integration of Library Sessions Timing of instruction Example of using resources Addressing Info Lit Skills Development Better Integration of Library Sessions Timing of instruction Example of using resources Addressing Info Lit Skills Development

9 Future Directions for the Library Guide Use of Student Project Examples Moving from the Traditional Worksheet Format to a More Interactive One Moving an increased amount of responsibility for learning to the student Use of Student Project Examples Moving from the Traditional Worksheet Format to a More Interactive One Moving an increased amount of responsibility for learning to the student

10 Technology Implementation and Results The Center for Teaching Innovation Implemented Technology for this Project Created Three “Main-Tier” Sites Also Charged with Making 13 Face-to-Face CORE Classes “Better” with Technology Create maintainable Web sites Visually tie together CORE Discovery program Leverage campus resources WebCT FrontPage Streaming media CTI Multimedia production skills The Center for Teaching Innovation Implemented Technology for this Project Created Three “Main-Tier” Sites Also Charged with Making 13 Face-to-Face CORE Classes “Better” with Technology Create maintainable Web sites Visually tie together CORE Discovery program Leverage campus resources WebCT FrontPage Streaming media CTI Multimedia production skills

11 Technology Implementation and Results CORE / Information Literacy / Critical Thinking

12 Technology Implementation and Results CORE - Before

13 Technology Implementation and Results CORE - After

14 Technology Implementation and Results Critical Thinking - before

15 Technology Implementation and Results Critical Thinking - after

16 Technology Implementation and Results Many Faculty never used technology such as WebCT or Streaming Media…

17 Technology Implementation and Results Feel The Groove - Jazz/Blues-Hip Hop

18 Technology Implementation and Results Cultural Encounters - The Latino Story

19 Technology Implementation and Results Cultural Encounters - The Latino Story

20 Technology Implementation and Results American Identities Allowing students to read, write and take notes online with WebCT American Identities Allowing students to read, write and take notes online with WebCT

21 Technology Implementation and Results Other Facets Student Technology Adoption Making Websites Creating Digital Videos Challenges Website Degradation - How do we fight entropy? Participation and time devoted to training Will additional funding be identified? Other Facets Student Technology Adoption Making Websites Creating Digital Videos Challenges Website Degradation - How do we fight entropy? Participation and time devoted to training Will additional funding be identified?

22 Faculty Participation Comments What frustrations or challenges did you experience along the way? “Mostly my own personal time constraints, making it challenging to take advantage of the opportunities made available to the ideal extent. The CTI and library folks have been wonderful.” What good ideas and products have come out of the project so far? “Definite improvement in student research skills, and a streamlining of student participation via material accessible on WebCT (a vast improvement over my old website).” What frustrations or challenges did you experience along the way? “Mostly my own personal time constraints, making it challenging to take advantage of the opportunities made available to the ideal extent. The CTI and library folks have been wonderful.” What good ideas and products have come out of the project so far? “Definite improvement in student research skills, and a streamlining of student participation via material accessible on WebCT (a vast improvement over my old website).”

23 Faculty Participation Comments How have you, or will you, incorporate information literacy training into your curriculum? “I intend to make use of the IL materials an increasingly structured component of class research projects, exercises and papers.” “I am expecting students to use the resources developed for them in the project they're completing now. I will insist that they consult the resources and calibrate their grade accordingly.” How have you, or will you, incorporate information literacy training into your curriculum? “I intend to make use of the IL materials an increasingly structured component of class research projects, exercises and papers.” “I am expecting students to use the resources developed for them in the project they're completing now. I will insist that they consult the resources and calibrate their grade accordingly.”

24 The Future Assessment Self assessment Required pre and post tests in WebCT Review of campus course evaluations Expanding into Other Areas Such as the College of Business Assessment Self assessment Required pre and post tests in WebCT Review of campus course evaluations Expanding into Other Areas Such as the College of Business

25 Bibliography Nancy Young Beth Hill David Schlater This presentation and related URLs available here: Other URLs of interest: Nancy Young Beth Hill David Schlater This presentation and related URLs available here: Other URLs of interest:

26 Thanks… Questions? Thanks… Questions?

27 © Copyright Nancy Young, Beth Hill, David Schlater [2005]. This work is the intellectual property of the author. Permission is granted for this material to be shared for non- commercial, educational purposes, provided that this copyright statement appears on the reproduced materials and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the author. To disseminate otherwise or to republish requires written permission from the author.


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