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  • 1. Re-defining and Refining Information Literacy Online: Library Search Smart Quiz Presented by Beth Prior and Peggy Brooksby
  • 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. Generic focus For commencing students Videos + Guided searches Self-paced + Accessible Information + Questions
  • 4. University Learning Management System (LMS) Additional topic for every student Formally assessed by several courses
  • 5. Library Quiz not appealing Missed the mark with students?
  • 6. Plenty of anecdotes Little formal evidence
  • 7. New Learning Management System (LMS) 2012 Image: Moodle logo June 4, 2013 from Michael Blake, Moodle Partner Manager. Ticket ID: IYG-949477
  • 8. Catalogue to Discovery Layer Late 2011
  • 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. 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. LMS team Retain quiz tool Practical focus Active learning Assessment
  • 12. Moodle Over-arching course to house Quiz Library Search Smart Online
  • 13. Library Quiz became the core activity
  • 14. Supporting modules in Library Search Smart Online
  • 15. Random selection Two attempts Hints & feedback Question bank
  • 16. Captivate tutorials Captioned and interactive Visual interest added
  • 17. University photographer created bank of “local” images Image: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Zenit_122_camera.jpg
  • 18. Logos and icons
  • 19. Results How did we and the students do?
  • 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. Survey Respondents Similar profile in both surveys 2011 & 2012
  • 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. 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. Statistical analysis of 4 scaled response questions 8 of 26 items significant (p<0.05)
  • 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. 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. 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. Take-home messages Quiz within the LMS Structure and Design Discovery tool Future directions
  • 29. Take-home message Quiz in Learning Management System Visible to students
  • 30. Linear structure of Quiz problematic Encourages conciseness Take-home message Structure and design of the Quiz
  • 31. Take-home message Structure and design of the Quiz Rethink use of videos
  • 32. Well used Simple introduction to concept of peer-review Take-home message Discovery tool
  • 33. Take-home message Future directions for the Quiz Address challenges of the Discovery tool Keyword selection Search strategies
  • 34. Pre-requisite to formal info literacy classes

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