Student acquisition of digital literacies <ul><li>Ellysa Stern Cahoy Penn State University Libraries </li></ul>
Project overview <ul><ul><li>Digital literacies & the future of information literacy standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Prisms of learning (Gibson) Gibson, Craig.  Prisms Around Student Learning: Information Literacy, IT Fluency,and Media Lit...
Convergence of literacies  <ul><li>Internalized searching / evaluation skills </li></ul><ul><li>Deep technology fluency </...
Faculty fellowship <ul><li>In collaboration with Penn State’s Teaching and Learning with Technology staff, provide: </li><...
Goals of faculty workshop <ul><li>Provide an understanding of fair use / copyright </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage appropriate...
Nutrition course project <ul><li>Librarian / technologist / faculty collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded digital liter...
Design of research study <ul><li>Student survey on digital literacies </li></ul><ul><li>Student focus groups </li></ul><ul...
Preliminary findings <ul><li>Which ability is most daunting to students: </li></ul><ul><li>A)  Using software (iMovie) to ...
Preliminary findings Which ability is most daunting to students: A)  Using software (iMovie) to create a video B)  Finding...
Preliminary findings <ul><li>Which ability is least daunting to students: </li></ul><ul><li>A)  Using software (iMovie) to...
Preliminary findings <ul><li>Which ability is least daunting to students: </li></ul><ul><li>A)  Using software (iMovie) to...
Parallels with ECAR study <ul><li>83%:  Used the library web site within the last year. </li></ul><ul><li>76%:  I know how...
Preliminary findings <ul><li>What did the instructor note was the area of greatest difficulty for students? </li></ul><ul>...
Preliminary findings What did the instructor note was the area of greatest difficulty for students? A)  Using iMovie to cr...
Research questions <ul><li>How can library instruction address student over-confidence in information literacy skills? </l...
Fellowship outcomes <ul><li>Sample rubric for multimedia projects incorporating digital literacies </li></ul><ul><li>Incre...
Thank you! <ul><li>Ellysa Cahoy Associate Head, Library Learning Services Penn State University Libraries [email_address] ...
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A presentation for the Blended Librarian community on digital literacies, the future of the information literacy standards, and the use of library resources within multimedia assignments.

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Digital literacy

  1. 1. Student acquisition of digital literacies <ul><li>Ellysa Stern Cahoy Penn State University Libraries </li></ul>
  2. 2. Project overview <ul><ul><li>Digital literacies & the future of information literacy standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Embedding digital literacy outcomes within student multimedia assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative partnership between librarians, instructors, educational technologists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research findings on student acquisition of digital literacy learning outcomes </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Prisms of learning (Gibson) Gibson, Craig. Prisms Around Student Learning: Information Literacy, IT Fluency,and Media Literacy. Educause, 2007.
  4. 4. Convergence of literacies <ul><li>Internalized searching / evaluation skills </li></ul><ul><li>Deep technology fluency </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge building </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection and self-assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding of ethical use of information </li></ul>
  5. 5. Faculty fellowship <ul><li>In collaboration with Penn State’s Teaching and Learning with Technology staff, provide: </li></ul><ul><li>Digital storytelling workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrition course project design </li></ul><ul><li>Digital literacy acquisition research </li></ul>
  6. 6. Goals of faculty workshop <ul><li>Provide an understanding of fair use / copyright </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage appropriate use of library resources for multimedia assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Provide hands-on video creation / digital storytelling work </li></ul><ul><li>Sample video from workshop </li></ul>
  7. 7. Nutrition course project <ul><li>Librarian / technologist / faculty collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded digital literacy learning outcomes within a grading rubric for assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Designed flow of assignment to include library instruction and technology instruction and related deliverables </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration with Nutrition subject specialist </li></ul>
  8. 8. Design of research study <ul><li>Student survey on digital literacies </li></ul><ul><li>Student focus groups </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Subject librarian and technologist feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Findings will be used to help other faculty / librarians / technologists develop effective, collaborative learning design for multimedia assignments. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Preliminary findings <ul><li>Which ability is most daunting to students: </li></ul><ul><li>A) Using software (iMovie) to create a video </li></ul><ul><li>B) Finding and evaluating credible information sources </li></ul><ul><li>C) Understanding and applying the principles of copyright and fair use. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Preliminary findings Which ability is most daunting to students: A) Using software (iMovie) to create a video B) Finding and evaluating credible information sources C) Understanding and applying the principles of copyright and fair use.
  11. 11. Preliminary findings <ul><li>Which ability is least daunting to students: </li></ul><ul><li>A) Using software (iMovie) to create a video </li></ul><ul><li>B) Finding and evaluating credible information sources </li></ul><ul><li>C) Understanding and applying the principles of copyright and fair use. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Preliminary findings <ul><li>Which ability is least daunting to students: </li></ul><ul><li>A) Using software (iMovie) to create a video </li></ul><ul><li>B) Finding and evaluating credible information sources </li></ul><ul><li>C) Understanding and applying the principles of copyright and fair use. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Parallels with ECAR study <ul><li>83%: Used the library web site within the last year. </li></ul><ul><li>76%: I know how to find the information I need (books, articles, web sites etc..) for my class assignments. </li></ul><ul><li>89%: I know how to evaluate reliable, trustworthy information for my class assignments. </li></ul><ul><li>67%: I do not feel confident in my ability to use multimedia software (iMovie or other) to create videos or other online material. </li></ul><ul><li>90%: I understand copyright and the ethical use of information. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Preliminary findings <ul><li>What did the instructor note was the area of greatest difficulty for students? </li></ul><ul><li>A) Using iMovie to create a video. </li></ul><ul><li>B) Finding and evaluating credible information sources. </li></ul><ul><li>C) Understanding and applying the principles of copyright and fair use. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Preliminary findings What did the instructor note was the area of greatest difficulty for students? A) Using iMovie to create a video. B) Finding and evaluating credible information sources. C) Understanding and applying the principles of copyright and fair use.
  16. 16. Research questions <ul><li>How can library instruction address student over-confidence in information literacy skills? </li></ul><ul><li>Does student confidence (or lack thereof) motivate instructors’ course design? </li></ul><ul><li>How can assignments be structured to provide active opportunities for critical information evaluation? </li></ul><ul><li>Has the current copyright / fair use environment led to instructor and student exclusion of library resources? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Fellowship outcomes <ul><li>Sample rubric for multimedia projects incorporating digital literacies </li></ul><ul><li>Increased librarian / technologist collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Additional faculty workshops on digital storytelling / fair use / library resources </li></ul><ul><li>Publication of research findings </li></ul>
  18. 18. Thank you! <ul><li>Ellysa Cahoy Associate Head, Library Learning Services Penn State University Libraries [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>This presentation and all cited resources available at: http://bit.ly/infolit </li></ul>
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