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1 Information Literacy by Design: Librarians and e-Learning Cory Laverty Queens University

2 Today Our shared experiences with e-learning and what works Purpose of the e-learning wiki. How it can support your work. Brief overview of content. How you can contribute to the wiki.

3 My e-Learning Experiences Handouts – screenshots – workbooks – PowerPoints to web Tutorials with ScreenCam – Macromedia Captivate Online certificate course for Queens faculty on Foundations for Learning with Centre for Teaching and Learning Information literacy modules embedded in online WebCT courses Full online course – Honours Specialist Librarianship Required modules for 80 faculty who teach at Faculty of Education: Teaching and Learning in an Online Environment; Learning technology teams -- solutions for specific courses

4 Give authentic task Record methods Compare results Discussion of best practices Model new methods Apply method to original task Searching

5 Your Experiences Think of one thing from your own experiences with online learning materials that you feel accomplishes the outcome you intended.

6 Principals of Good Library Instruction Encourage contact between students and librarian. Develop reciprocity and cooperation among students. Encourage active learning. Give prompt feedback. Emphasize time on task. Communicate high expectations. Respect diverse ways of learning.

7 Origins of this Wiki E-learning

8 Why a Wiki? wikis

9 Learning Object Repository Wiki Share/re-use e-learning guides and tutorials. e.g.: ANTS CLOE CORIL EDNA MERLOT PRIMO … and more Build knowledge together. What works in theory. What works in practice. Starting points. Tips and tools. Share ideas. Learning reflection.

10 Wiki Guidelines Authors Register yourself: click Login – click Register. Open access to all pages. Click edit on any page and save.Content Initially populated with exemplars in Gallery. Describe an information literacy tutorial youve created. Apply what we know from research on learning. Key readings offered rather than collection of links.Reflection Share how you use an online tutorial. What are your successes and challenges.

11 Wiki Content What are our top questions when designing instruction? activitiesWhat types of online learning activities help students understand information literacy concepts? design principlesWhat are the key design principles that make for quality learning in an online tutorial? evaluationWhat forms of evaluation reveal what students learned in a tutorial? lessons learnedWhere can I read about lessons learned from librarians who have already done this? get involvedHow can librarians get involved with e-learning initiatives on your campus?

12 Wiki Content 1 Introduction What is e-learning? Role of librarians in e-learning 2 Learning theory for librarians Principles of good library instruction Principles of enhancing learning with technology

13 Wiki Content 3 Gallery of e-learning case studies Models for e-learning partnerships Starting points for libraries and e- learning 4 Standards for e-learning Tips and tools for e-learning Learning object repositories



16 What is e-Learning? Individual or group use of electronic mediums that provide access to online learning tools and resources. e- Learning Online Tools Learning Resources Context Participants Strategies Learning Outcomes

17 What is e-Learning?

18 Role of Librarians in e-Learning Each section offers key readings.

19 Learning Constructs for Librarians

20 Situated Cognition

21 Cognitive Apprenticeship

22 Enhance Learning with Technology

23 Tips & Tools

24 Jonassen suggests 6 factors: Problem space: select problem type (case study, rule application, analysis, comparison; check Blooms Taxonomy ) Related realistic materials: examples of cases to support learning from which learner can extrapolate Information resources: references, readings, websites Cognitive tools: to support information collection and analysis – e.g. Conversation and collaboration tools: discussion forums, chat, whiteboards, virtual reference, mail, listservs Social/contextual support: general communication; mentoring – one-on-one Jonassen, D.H. (2000). Toward a design theory of problem solving. Educational Technology Research and Development 48/4, Creating an e-Learning Environment


26 Cognitive Tools: SMART Ideas

27 Cognitive Tools Conceptual Frameworks

28 How to use a concept map?

29 Information Literacy Coordinator Join/create learning technology teams. Work with Centre for Teaching and Learning. Offer faculty workshops (assignment design, multimedia for teaching) Library template for online course tools. Join institutional repository & online learning committees ?? Models for e-Learning Partnerships

30 Starting Points Portal on course pages using template Establish partnerships: Faculty,TAs Infrastructure: Website, guides, help systems Learning Commons Inquiry workshops Campus committees Research tools workshops

31 Tips & Tools for e-Learning Core Principles for Online Learning (Clark and Meyer): Multimedia: Use words and graphics rather than words alone. Contiguity: Place corresponding words and graphics together. Modality: Present words as speech (audio). Redundancy: Dont present words in both text and audio. Coherence: Adding interesting material can hurt learning. Personalization: Use conversational style and virtual coaches. Clark, R.C. & Mayer, R.E. (2003). e-Learning and the science of instruction: Proven guidelines for consumers and designers of multimedia learning. San Francisco: Pfeiffer.

32 Good Questions From self-reflectionTo evaluative questions I understand how to do a keyword search. Select the keyword search that best captures the key concepts in the following research question. Create a keyword search on this topic. I understand that there are differences between scholarly and popular articles. List five features of a scholarly article. Which choice lists the key features of a scholarly article? I understand that I can search for journal articles using a database or index. Match the following list of databases with the types of resources you can find within them. I understand that availability of journal articles is checked by journal name in the catalogue. Identify how you would find out if this article (give citation) is in the library.

33 Learning Object Repositories ANTS: Animated Tutorial Sharing ProjectANTS: Animated Tutorial Sharing Project: Information literacy tutorials created by librarians from COPPUL. Connexions:Connexions: An open repository of educational materials and tools that offers high-quality, electronic course material in a variety of disciplines. CORIL: Cooperative Online Repository for Information Literacy:CORIL: Cooperative Online Repository for Information Literacy: Collection of information literacy tools from Canadian librarians. EDNA: Education Network Australia :EDNA: Education Network Australia : Repository of ICT innovations that demonstrate the latest tools and technologies, (e.g. learning objects, RSS feeds, wikis, blogs, podcasts, and other utilities). MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online TeachingMERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching Collection of peer reviewed, higher education, online learning materials created by registered members.

34 Gallery of Case Studies Acadia British Columbia Brock Calgary Concordia Ottawa New Brunswick Simon Fraser Ryerson Waterloo Winnipeg York

35 Case Studies

36 Questions about e-Learning Outcomes: Purpose of the e-learning wiki. How it can support your work. Basic principals of an effect e-learning environment. How you can contribute to the wiki. One thing you learned today that you think you could apply?

37 Please consider sharing your expertise and experience!

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