Re-defining and Refining
Information Literacy Online:
Library Search Smart Quiz
Presented by
Beth Prior and Peggy Brooksby
Mid-sized
PhD granting
Annual growth of 7%
in undergraduate
enrolments
23% of students with
low socio-economic
status
Stra...
Generic focus
For commencing students
Videos + Guided searches
Self-paced + Accessible
Information + Questions
University Learning
Management System
(LMS)
Additional topic for
every student
Formally assessed
by several courses
Library
Quiz not
appealing
Missed the
mark with
students?
Plenty of
anecdotes
Little formal
evidence
New
Learning
Management
System
(LMS)
2012
Image: Moodle logo June 4, 2013 from Michael Blake, Moodle Partner Manager. Tick...
Catalogue
to
Discovery
Layer
Late 2011
Survey 2 in 2012
New Quiz
Different respondents
Feedback from students
at week 10
Scaled response
& open-ended questions
S...
Survey response rate
17.3% in 2011 (n=427)
After assignment the library was
not as scary any more
Presentation dull and li...
LMS team
Retain quiz tool
Practical focus
Active learning
Assessment
Moodle
Over-arching
course to
house Quiz
Library
Search
Smart Online
Library
Quiz
became
the core
activity
Supporting
modules
in
Library
Search
Smart
Online
Random selection
Two attempts
Hints & feedback
Question bank
Captivate
tutorials
Captioned
and
interactive
Visual
interest
added
University
photographer
created bank
of
“local”
images
Image: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Zenit_122_camera.jpg
Logos
and
icons
Results
How did we
and
the students
do?
0
2,000
4,000
6,000
8,000
2,647 3,370
5,624 6,382
20122011
Quiz Completions
47% in 2011
52.8% in 2012
Commencing
undergrad...
Survey Respondents
Similar profile in both surveys
2011 & 2012
Survey
Respondents
2012
(18.6% n= 628)
Good match
for wider
cohort of
commencing
undergrads
93% On-campus
78% Female
36% <...
Reported
Searching
Frequency
Top 3 activities
to Week 10
2012
Mean Ranking
(N=628)
0 1 2 3 4
eReserve article
article in p...
Statistical analysis
of 4 scaled response
questions
8 of 26 items significant
(p<0.05)
Reported
Searching
Frequency
Discovery tool
more than
Classic
catalogue
0 1 2 3 4
FindIt@Flinders
2012
Catalogue 2011
3.22...
Reported
Helpfulness
2012 Quiz
more helpful
in developing
students’ skills
with use
of main
search tool
Searching
FindIt@F...
How to explain close results of surveys
Initial tidy up of quiz, pre-research
Quiz content quite similar in 2011 & 2012
Su...
Take-home messages
Quiz within the LMS
Structure and Design
Discovery tool
Future directions
Take-home message
Quiz in Learning
Management System
Visible to students
Linear structure of Quiz
problematic
Encourages
conciseness
Take-home message
Structure and design of
the Quiz
Take-home message
Structure and design of
the Quiz
Rethink use of videos
Well used
Simple introduction to
concept of peer-review
Take-home message
Discovery tool
Take-home message
Future directions
for the Quiz
Address challenges
of the Discovery tool
Keyword selection
Search strateg...
Pre-requisite
to
formal
info literacy
classes
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Prior and Brooksby- Refining information literacy online: library search smart quiz

  1. 1. Re-defining and Refining Information Literacy Online: Library Search Smart Quiz Presented by Beth Prior and Peggy Brooksby
  2. 2. Mid-sized PhD granting Annual growth of 7% in undergraduate enrolments 23% of students with low socio-economic status Strategies to support transition Image from: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Australia_map,_States.svg
  3. 3. Generic focus For commencing students Videos + Guided searches Self-paced + Accessible Information + Questions
  4. 4. University Learning Management System (LMS) Additional topic for every student Formally assessed by several courses
  5. 5. Library Quiz not appealing Missed the mark with students?
  6. 6. Plenty of anecdotes Little formal evidence
  7. 7. New Learning Management System (LMS) 2012 Image: Moodle logo June 4, 2013 from Michael Blake, Moodle Partner Manager. Ticket ID: IYG-949477
  8. 8. Catalogue to Discovery Layer Late 2011
  9. 9. Survey 2 in 2012 New Quiz Different respondents Feedback from students at week 10 Scaled response & open-ended questions Survey 1 in 2011 Old Quiz
  10. 10. Survey response rate 17.3% in 2011 (n=427) After assignment the library was not as scary any more Presentation dull and links too slow …could be…a bit more interesting… more visually interesting would be a great improvement
  11. 11. LMS team Retain quiz tool Practical focus Active learning Assessment
  12. 12. Moodle Over-arching course to house Quiz Library Search Smart Online
  13. 13. Library Quiz became the core activity
  14. 14. Supporting modules in Library Search Smart Online
  15. 15. Random selection Two attempts Hints & feedback Question bank
  16. 16. Captivate tutorials Captioned and interactive Visual interest added
  17. 17. University photographer created bank of “local” images Image: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Zenit_122_camera.jpg
  18. 18. Logos and icons
  19. 19. Results How did we and the students do?
  20. 20. 0 2,000 4,000 6,000 8,000 2,647 3,370 5,624 6,382 20122011 Quiz Completions 47% in 2011 52.8% in 2012 Commencing undergraduate population
  21. 21. Survey Respondents Similar profile in both surveys 2011 & 2012
  22. 22. Survey Respondents 2012 (18.6% n= 628) Good match for wider cohort of commencing undergrads 93% On-campus 78% Female 36% < 20 years old 27% Low SES 9% O’seas Residence
  23. 23. Reported Searching Frequency Top 3 activities to Week 10 2012 Mean Ranking (N=628) 0 1 2 3 4 eReserve article article in peer review journal FindIt@Flinders 2.76 2.88 3.22 0. Not at all 1. Once or twice overall 2. About once a month 3. Two-three times a month 4. At least weekly
  24. 24. Statistical analysis of 4 scaled response questions 8 of 26 items significant (p<0.05)
  25. 25. Reported Searching Frequency Discovery tool more than Classic catalogue 0 1 2 3 4 FindIt@Flinders 2012 Catalogue 2011 3.22* 2.83 0. Not at all 1. Once or twice overall 2. About once a month 3. Two-three times a month 4. At least weekly
  26. 26. Reported Helpfulness 2012 Quiz more helpful in developing students’ skills with use of main search tool Searching FindIt@Flinders (2012) Searching Catalogue (2011) 5.06* 4.90 4. Somewhat helpful 5. Helpful 6. Very helpful
  27. 27. How to explain close results of surveys Initial tidy up of quiz, pre-research Quiz content quite similar in 2011 & 2012 Survey focused on Quiz, not Moodle course 1 year time time-frame Low precision of measurement
  28. 28. Take-home messages Quiz within the LMS Structure and Design Discovery tool Future directions
  29. 29. Take-home message Quiz in Learning Management System Visible to students
  30. 30. Linear structure of Quiz problematic Encourages conciseness Take-home message Structure and design of the Quiz
  31. 31. Take-home message Structure and design of the Quiz Rethink use of videos
  32. 32. Well used Simple introduction to concept of peer-review Take-home message Discovery tool
  33. 33. Take-home message Future directions for the Quiz Address challenges of the Discovery tool Keyword selection Search strategies
  34. 34. Pre-requisite to formal info literacy classes

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