Effective Induction Cardiff Cephalonian

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With acknowledgements to Nigel Morgan @ Cardiff University

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  • 1.
    • UC&R: Aston University
    • November 18 th 2004
    Nigel Morgan Shwmae! Welcome to Effective Induction: Introducing the Cephalonian Method
  • 2. Outline of session
    • Self-assessed reflection quiz
    • Presentation and demonstration of “ the Cephalonian Method”
    • Questions
  • 3. Please fill in your Library Induction Quiz sheet Thanks!
  • 4. Library Induction Quiz - Inductometer
    • Scores:
    • 7-9 Induction Dinosaur
    • - come out of your cave, the ice age is over!!
    • 10-15 Induction Hamster
    • - maybe it’s time to jump off that wheel?
    • 16-23 Induction Grafter
    • - good work, but room for improvement?
    • 24-28 Induction Dynamo
    • - would you like to lead this session please?
  • 5. Induction:
    • “ An initial experience, an exposure that introduces one to something previously mysterious or unknown ”
      • ( Webster’s International Dictionary)
  • 6. Introducing the Cephalonian Method What is it?
  • 7. It’s an accepted fact that library induction is “boring”. So why bother revamping our sessions?
    • Traditional methods needed revitalising
    • Get information across more effectively
    • To inspire ourselves!
      • - inject some spontaneity
    • Information Literacy policy
  • 8. What qualities did we want our new-style induction to have?
    • An interactive format
      • illusion of being “student driven”
    • Interesting, informative, lively, entertaining
    • - attention grabbing!
    • Enjoyable to deliver
    • Careful use of humour
    • A sense of theatricality and unpredictability
  • 9. Where did we get our inspiration? And WHY are you reading out questions from those coloured cards?
  • 10. The Cephalonian Method explained Basic introductory information Finding reading list items Services and facilities Miscellaneous      
  • 11.  
  • 12.
    • Biosciences Study Centre
    • PC rooms in Science Library
    • Microsoft applications
    • Blackboard, Internet, & email
    • Networked printing payment:
    • Laser printing (b&w) - 6p per A4 sheet
    • Colour printing - 20p per sheet
    My Mum’s e-mailed me a photo of Miguel, my pet iguana. Where can I print him out?
  • 13.
    • 2 week loan - 25p / day
    • 1 week loan – 50p / day
    • Overnight loan - £1 / hour
    Phew! What if I don’t renew or bring the stuff back on time?
  • 14.
    • Use Voyager to place reservations
    • E.g.
    • Germann , W. & Stanfield, C. Principles of human physiology . San Francisco: Benjamin Cummings. 2002.
    None of the books I need are on the shelf. How do I get hold of them?
  • 15. What really irritates us?
    • Eating & drinking
    • Excessive noise
    • Personal stereos
    • Loud talkers
    • Theft
    • Mobile phones !
    • Mobile phones !!
    • Mobile phones !!!
  • 16. What are the advantages of using the Cephalonian Method?
    • A good icebreaker
    • Works well with large groups
    • Encourages interaction / discussion within small groups
    • Adaptable for different audiences
    • Allows the presenter to be creative!
      • no two sessions are ever the same
    • Achieved our objectives
  • 17. What are the potential pitfalls?
    • Unpredictability for presenter
    • Problematic if too few attend
    • Lacks “spatial orientation” value
    • General shyness
      • You can’t audition students!
    • Audibility
    • Colour perception issues
    • ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN!
  • 18. So, how did the students react to the Cephalonian Method?
    • “ Really good idea, made it more fun to watch presentation”
    • “ Very well presented..loved it….Bravo!”
    • “ It was a creative way of introducing the library. Student’s participation was a smart idea!”
    • “ It was a bit weird”
    • “ Who is the guy in the photos? Can I have his phone number?”
  • 19. “ Did you think that this session provided an effective introduction to the library?” Yes 98% No 0% Don’t Know 2%
  • 20. “ How did you rate the session overall?”
    • - 19% 8 – 37%
    • 9 - 23% 10 - 12%
    7 8 10 9
  • 21. “ Do you think it will be beneficial to attend the next info skills session?” Yes 81% No 4% Don’t Know 15%
  • 22. How and why did we incorporate music and what did we choose?
    • Positive effect on mood / atmosphere
    • An aid to learning?
      • “ Mozart effect”
    • We used:
      • Santana / Latin American classical guitar
      • Talking Heads / Paul Weller
      • J.S. Bach
      • Sarah Brightman
      • New Age / Inspirational
  • 23. Student “hot picks”
    • “ We’ve Got to Get Out of This Place” – The Animals
    • “ I Want to Break Free” – Queen
    • “ Bat out of Hell” – Meatloaf
    • Hip hop / Jungle / Metallica / Punk Rock
    • The national anthem (?)
    • “ Anything is good to stop lectures being boring!”
    • “ More music would be fun"
  • 24. Who else has used the Cephalonian Method and how successful has it been?
    • Manchester Metropolitan University
    • Barnet College
    • Community College, Shoreditch
    • Cornwall College, Saltash
  • 25. Where can I find information on the Cephalonian Method?
    • Webb, J. & Powis, C. 2004. Teaching information skills: theory and practice. Case Study 11, pp. 123-5. London: Facet Publishing.
    • Morgan, N. & Davies, L. 2004. Innovative induction: introducing the Cephalonian Method. SCONUL Focus 32. (in press)
    • Rowlands, A. 2004. Innovative inductions. CoFHE Bulletin 104 (October) p. 2.
  • 26. How can the Cephalonian Method be developed in the future?
    • Incorporate virtual tour
    • VLE quiz
    • Better graphics
    • Sound effects
    • Audience Participation Technology (APT)
      • “ Ask the Audience” features
  • 27. Suggestions from students:
    • “ Not sure of library venues so a quick tour could help”
    • “ Better effects – eg. Annoying mobile phone ring”
    • “ Add video clips”
    • “ Hold the induction later in the day – 9.00am is too early to concentrate!”
    • “ Cheesy music and snacks”
    • “ Pom Pom girls and lap dancers please!”
  • 28.
    • UC&R Aston University
    • November 18th 2004
    Nigel Morgan And that was the Cephalonian Method! Thanks for your attention!