HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 3 What do WE mean by Feedback zTwo types yFeedback TO students on course work xCurrently no feedback on examination scripts other than marks yFeedback FROM students on modules/courses xModule feedback forms xStudent survey feedback questionnaires xBoard of Study reports xAll feed into the course self-assessment process
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 4 Feedback to students zFeedback on assignments – various types zPhil Race: Enhancing Students Learning, SEDA zHandwritten comments on students work yPersonal, addresses individual needs yVery time consuming for large classes yCan be illegible
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 5 Feedback to students cont. zWord-processed overall comments on each students assessed work yStill personal, though includes pre-prepared sentences yNot so easy to link to the details of the work zModel answers yAllows you to self-assess your own work ySome of you will not compare the model answer with your work yYou may feel that all you need to know about the assignment is the model answer
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 6 Feedback to students cont. zAssignment return sheets – comments against specified criteria# yYou can compare comments yNot all of the feedback will necessarily relate to a standard set of criteria zOverall class reports on an assignment - usually the most common problems yYou can learn from other’s mistakes yYou may think the only important points are those in the report
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 7 Feedback to students cont. zCode letters or numbers referring to a list yYou all get feedback on each important point yYou may not follow-up the meanings of the codes zFace to face feedback yWhole group xCan give a lot of feedback quickly xHave to concentrate on common ground yIndividuals xAddresses individuals needs xTime!
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 8 Feedback to students cont. zElectronic feedback yIndividual emailed comments xCan tailor to individual needs xYou may not look back at individual pieces of work yComputer conferencing xShare feedback and comment on it xLack of personal relevancy yComputer based learning xYou can work at your time and pace xDifficult to determine how much you each benefit from the feedback yElectronic feedback system#
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 9 Feedback to students cont. zPeer assessment yYou learn a great deal from assessing, and being assessed by your peers yFeedback may not be focused – if I’m nice about his work, he will be nice about mine yYou may not regard the feedback as authoritative as from staff
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 10 Feedback to students cont. zSelf-assessment yDevelops a reflective approach yIdentifies those of you who over-assess your work AND under-assess you work yStaff cannot always tell from the self- assessment which areas need development
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 11 Feedback to students cont. zFor some of you a grade or a mark is the only feedback you want
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 12 Feedback from students zStudent Module Appraisal forms # zStudent Feedback forms # zBoard of Study reports #
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 13 Feedback from students cont. zKey input to the PSAAD process (Programme Self Assessment and Analysis Document) yIdentifies weaknesses in the programme yDetails improvements to be made in the following years
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 15 Library Induction zIn induction session at start of semester 1 zCheck CWIS for ARC opening times yIn Sept xMonday - Thursday 0900 - 2300 xFriday 0930 - 2100 xSaturday - Sunday 1000 - 1600 xARC1 24hr access to ground floor PCs
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 16 Material available from the ARC z Printed Guides yFact sheets ySubject Guides zEnquiry Desks - Maths, Stats, Computing yAsk on 2nd or 3rd Floor if related to library stock yGeneral computing ask on ground floor
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 17 Material cont zCWIS ySubject guides yLinks to library catalogues (JMU & elsewhere) yLinks to electronic databases & full text resources ySee Information Resources Web page http://www.livjm.ac.uk/lea/info/
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 18 Use of LION zLogon to CWIS zUse LION to search yAuthor yTitle ySubject yWord(s) in title search
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 19 Use of LION to find out if the title is in stock zTitle or Word(s) in title or journal title search only zIf in stock - find title on shelves using catalogue reference zJournals are shelved alphabetically: yACM Transactions on Database Systems yAnnals of Statistics yComputer Music Journal yImage and Vision Computing zReserve/renew books
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 20 Networked Resources zGeneral networked software - Word, Excel, Access
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 21 Electronic Resources zMost need an ATHENS username and password yLeaflet available zWeb of Science yScience Citation Index ySocial Sciences Citation Index yArts and Humanities Citation Index yIndex to Scientific and Technical Proceedings yIndexes major journals and conference papers
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 22 Electronic Resources cont. zMCB Emerald y24.000 articles for over 100 journals from 1994 to present day yViewed, printed or saved to disk in HTML or PDF format yManagement, information management
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 23 Electronic Resources cont. zEi Compendex yComprehensive inter-disciplinary engineering information database zInspec yLiterature search for xcomputing, information technology, telecommunications, xcontrol technology, electrical and electronic engineering, physics xOver 5m records, approx. 300,00 added annually zInformation guides available in the LRCs
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 24 Use of “External” facilities l Liverpool University Library –Catalogue on CWIS –Reference/photocopy facilities lPublic Library l borrowing/reference/photocopying facilities
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 25 Inter Library Loans zUsed to obtain copies of material not located within JMU zProcess yComplete request form for book/journal xCosts £1 – non refundable yTakes 2-3 weeks yCollected from ILL unit or ARC2 yReturned to any LRC
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 27 Research Methods – why? zCourse work requires you to find and effectively use good quality, relevant and up-to-date information zYou will need information skills in most professions zInformation is yWritten material yNumerical material yComputerised material yAudio-visual material e.g. videos, films, multimedia packages yVisual materials e.g. photos, diagrams, graphs
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 28 Your existing research skills zExercise – rate your existing skills #
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 29 Stage 1 – what for zWhat information you need zWhy zWho you need it for zInformation seeking starts with research question(s) yNote: Course work assignment may not be phrased as a question yExercise - Transport in Liverpool# xWhat information will you need?
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 30 Transport Exercise – What zDiscuss the transport policy of the City of Liverpool yWhat is the transport policy? yWhy was it developed? yWhat are the costs and benefits? yWhat is right or wrong with it? zDevelop a database on transport in Liverpool yWho would use the database? yHow would they access the database? yWhat should the database contain
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 31 Transport Exercise – Why zPolicy yTo persuade others that different transport is needed yTo illustrate the main issues in developing transport policies yTo provide practice at discussing an issues from different perspectives and argue a point zDatabase yTo provide information about transport provision yTo give practice in creating databases yTo highlight the important issues in creating databases
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 32 Transport Exercise – Who zPolicy yYour lecturer xAssess your understanding xHow well you use information xAssess your skills yThe City Council xMake decisions zDatabase yYour lecturer yThe public xTo identify what transport they can use
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 33 Transport Exercise – When zShort time scale yCannot write for information yMay not be able to get relevant books zLong time scale yNeeds more careful planning of the use of your time
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 34 Stage 2 Recording information zPlagiarism zCopying someone else’s words or work and using it in your own work without acknowledgement zAssessors may think you are trying to pass off some else’s work as your own.
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 35 Plagiarism zThe representation of the work, written or otherwise, of any person, including another student, or any institution, as the candidates own. Examples: yverbatim copying of another’s work without clear identification and acknowledgement yclose paraphrasing of another’s work by simply changing a few words or altering the order of presentation without clear identification and acknowledgement…….
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 36 Plagiarism cont. yunidentified and unacknowledged quotation of phrases from another’s work ydeliberate and detailed presentation of another’s concept as one’s own.
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 37 What will happen zPlagiarism is not acceptable and will be investigated
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 38 Ethical and legal issues zCopyright yHow much material can you reproduce xGuidelines from the LRC yIntegrity and reliability xIs it true? xIs it accurate? xHow do you know? xHow much material on the web is verifiable?
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 39 Recording Information cont. zRecord so yIt is in the format you want to present it yYou can find it again and use it in the future yYou know where it came from yYou will not have to revisit the source to recheck information yIt suits your way of working
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 40 Recording information cont. zClassifying Information yBy subject yBy topic yBy author yBy cross references yIn no particular way
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 41 Recording information cont. zReferencing yReferring to an item in your text k/a citing yTwo systems: xHarvard System Author’s name and date of publication in brackets –Gibbs (1992) believes students should be active Direct quotes also need the page number –Gibbs (1992,p11) states that ‘students need to be active..’ –Use quotation marks xNumeric system Number references as they appear in the text, use the same number each time referred to –In a recent report (26) it was stated that ‘students need to be active..’
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 42 Referencing zList all works referred to at the end of the assignment, report etc yHarvard list alphabetically by surname yNumeric list by number zNeed the same information whichever method you use
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 43 Referencing zBook yName of author(s)/editor(s) with initials yDate of publication, in brackets yBook title, including any other information yPublishers name yMay also require place of publication xGibbs, G. (1992), Improving the Quality of Student Learning, Technical and Educational Services, Bristol
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 44 Referencing zMedia e.g. video yName of author(s), with initials yDate of publication, in brackets yFormat and length yAccompanying material xMain, A (1987), Study patterns: Introductory Programme Plus Units 1-4, 3 rd ed., Audio Visual Services, University of Strathclyde: Guild Sound and Vision, VHS video cassette – 3 hrs and booklet
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 45 Referencing zArticle yName of author(s), with initials yDate of publication, in brackets yTitle of article yName of journal yVolume, number and pages xRainer, R. and Reimann, P. (1989), “The bipolarity of personal constructs”, International Journal of Personal Construct Theory, vol 3 (2), pp149-165
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 46 Referencing zWeb pages yName of author(s), with initials yHttp address/url yDate updated
HN1104 Personal Skills and IT 47 Any Questions?