Presentation on theme: "Information Detective: The Freshmen Experience at Georgia College Jolene Cole Instruction Coordinator Assistant Professor of Library Science"— Presentation transcript:
Information Detective: The Freshmen Experience at Georgia College Jolene Cole Instruction Coordinator Assistant Professor of Library Science firstname.lastname@example.org Georgia College
Overview The Development The Implementation The Assessment The Future
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
Logistics 40 iPad minis By in from Center for Student Success In-Class or Outside Class (Flexible) Used Socrative App and LibGuides
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.
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 emailed 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 email 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.
Assessment Freshman Seminar Students: (Came to Classroom) 2012-2013: 31 2013-2014: 427 Total number of Freshman who completed activity: 1254 out of 1701 74% of incoming class
Assessment Average Score: 85.9% (of those who fully completed project) Average Score: 83.8% (Everyone) *9 gradable clues/questions
Issues Socrative Update Having to go back and forth between apps/websites Verbiage of specific questions Socrative – brain freezes? aka skipped questions
Highlights Great Collaboration across campus Great word of mouth among instructors Students were excited to use the equipment / no lectures! Great participation numbers