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This is a presentation given at the sub-librarians meeting in Jordanstown on Wednesday, 5 August 2009. It describes the Viewpoints project in Jordanstown, gives an overview and walkthrough of the ...

This is a presentation given at the sub-librarians meeting in Jordanstown on Wednesday, 5 August 2009. It describes the Viewpoints project in Jordanstown, gives an overview and walkthrough of the proposed Information Skills tool and tells how the librarians can help influence tool development.

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  • This presentation gives an overview of the continuing development of the Information Skills Tool.
  • 5 tools – assessment and feedback, information skills, communities, teaching and learning, module pathways.
  • What is the tool trying to do?
  • What is the tool trying to do?
  • What is the tool trying to do?
  • What is the tool trying to do?
  • What is the tool trying to do?
  • Outputs will look similar to A&F outputs – but content for these is still to be confirmed.
  • Outputs will look similar to A&F outputs – but content for these is still to be confirmed.
  • What sort of task is it the student will need the information skills for – e.g assignment, seminar, essay, tutorial etc What sort of resources will they need e.g. book, journal articles, websites etc Is it an individual or a group task

Information Skills Information Skills Presentation Transcript

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  • Viewpoints Information Skills Tool
  • Topics covered today
    • Introduction – what is Viewpoints? - about the project
    • Background to tool - aim, underlying principles and expected benefits
    • Walkthrough of draft tool/key features - user interface and user choices
    • How you can (hopefully) help - development of content, wording, examples, outputs
  • Background to tool
    • JISC Curriculum Design project – 1 of 12 national projects
    • Viewpoints – developing 5 tools – giving 5 perspectives of CD
    • Student perspective/experience – timeline
    • Underpinning theory / best practice
    • Tool – informs, inspires & planning
    • Outputs to aid with curriculum design process
    • Main Ulster applications – new course, revise course, revalidation
    • Online tools & workshops
    • ‘ Project memory’ – blog – NING development area – wiki
    • A&F tool currently in development
    • Information Skills tool – hoping to work with librarians to develop
    • Tools working together to create overall picture of curriculum design
    What is Viewpoints?
  • Background to tool
    • We are using SCONUL principles (Seven Pillars Model for Information Literacy – see next slide)
    • Tie-in with Ulster Library’s current information skills strategy
    Theoretical underpinning of tool
  • Background to tool
  • Background to tool
    • Help to create information skills strategy for course design
    • Let staff see how info skills load is spread throughout the course for students
    • Help staff fill in Ulster forms – new courses, revalidation, etc
    • Help them reflect on what info skills are like from student perspective
    • Help staff to organise strategy step by step – give them blueprint
    • Inspire with new ideas on how to implement information skills
    • Improve communication – teaching staff + library
    • Direct staff to relevant info skills information and resources – library checklists, online information skills training, etc.
    Aim of this tool
  • Background to tool
    • New course design/accreditation
    • Revising a course or a module
    • Course revalidation (3 main uses)
    • Secondary uses – new staff induction (staff development), using with students to tell them what they need to know
    • Library could use with students to model how their info skills will need to develop/progress throughout course
    • Main users – module co-ordinators/staff working on curriculum
    • Possible secondary users – staff thinking about information need for library, library staff demonstrating skills to students
    Potential uses of the tool
  • Background to tool
    • Librarians
    • Dovetails with current/new info skills strategy (SCONUL principles)
    • They can influence tool all throughout development – create something practical and workable
    • Provides groundwork for conversation, librarians and module co-ordinators
    • Fosters communication between groups
    • Hopefully will automate more routine tasks – e.g. directing staff and students to specific resources
    Benefits of the tool
  • Tool walkthrough – initial screen
  • Tool walkthrough – filled out
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    • Earlier stage than Assessment and Feedback tool – start of process
    • Not gone through different iterations of development yet
    • Need to have many conversations with interested parties (such as subject librarians and module coordinators)
    • Redevelop content based on your advice/feedback
    • Need to reword SCONUL principles and decide on practical examples
    • Current examples – based on work done by Peter Godwin, London South Bank University (mapping SCONUL principles to student benchmarks – what should students be able to do)
    How you can help
  • Future decisions/choices
    • Content
    • Can we use Peter Godwin benchmarks – or is there a better source for examples?
    • Do you have more suggestions as to desirable content?
    • What resources should be included in outputs?
    • Where do library checklists go – in Resources section or elsewhere?
    • What about the task options – are they correctly worded?
    • Is content practical/useful for course creators/librarians?
    • Technical etc
    • Is interface intuitive/easy for users to grasp without instructions?
    • Display of information on screen – is it readable?
    Questions you can help with
  • Future decisions/choices
    • Ning area invites – comment online
    • Requests for feedback via email
    • Working group – short 121 meetings – discuss aspects of interface
    • Several iterations until the tool is developed (content, usability, testing etc)
    • Hopefully get a tool that will be useful for librarians and module co-ordinators.
    How to proceed