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1 Information Detective: The Freshmen Experience at Georgia College Jolene Cole Instruction Coordinator Assistant Professor of Library Science Georgia College

2 Overview The Development The Implementation The Assessment The Future

3 Program History No official collaboration with Freshmen Seminar Courses (Run by The Center for Student Success) Very few seminar instructors introduced the library to their courses Turning Point URACE Grants New faculty/librarians

4 Logistics 40 iPad minis By in from Center for Student Success In-Class or Outside Class (Flexible) Used Socrative App and LibGuides

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14 What is it? A smart student response system that empowers teachers by engaging their classrooms with a series of educational exercises and games. Runs on tablets, smartphones and laptops. Cost? Currently Free (Free for over a year, but they say it won’t be free forever. Assessment? Student responses are visually represented for multiple choice, true/false and short answer and Auto-graded. Teachers may download reports.

15 Is there a Student Limit per Room? The limit is 50 students logged in a one time. You can have as many as you’d like throughout the day. Where are my Reports? Reports can be downloaded or ed after you complete a Quiz. You must be working on a laptop or desktop for the download function to work. You can also download or reports by selecting “Manage Quizzes” from your teacher dashboard. Then select the Reports tab to choose the activity. Compatibility? Any Internet Browser, mix of smartphones, tablets and computers.

16 Assessment Freshman Seminar Students: (Came to Classroom) : : 427 Total number of Freshman who completed activity: 1254 out of % of incoming class

17 Assessment Average Score: 85.9% (of those who fully completed project) Average Score: 83.8% (Everyone) *9 gradable clues/questions

18 Issues Socrative Update Having to go back and forth between apps/websites Verbiage of specific questions Socrative – brain freezes? aka skipped questions

19 Highlights Great Collaboration across campus Great word of mouth among instructors Students were excited to use the equipment / no lectures! Great participation numbers

20 READY PLAYER ONE Fall 2014 – Spring 2015

21 Updates Eliminating LibGuide hints Moving to texting hints (LibAnswers) and/or QR Codes Electronic media check-out formscheck-out forms

22 Alternative Methods Other courses: English 1101 One-Shot instruction (space races) Semester Long Library Courses (space races, Exit Tickets, Quick Questions)

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24 Resources Socrative Georgia College Library LibGuide My Contact Info: Jolene Cole THANK YOU!


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