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To Infinity and Beyond Videos: Creating a Coordinated Suite of Online Learning Tools that Engage Researchers and Enhance Learning

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This lightning talk will discuss Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries’ efforts to create a comprehensive suite of online learning tools aimed at covering information literacy competency …

This lightning talk will discuss Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries’ efforts to create a comprehensive suite of online learning tools aimed at covering information literacy competency standards. The VCU Libraries initiated a coordinated effort to build effective online learning tools that encompass much more than just videos. Videos are valuable and often effective, but they should not be the only learning tools. This lightning talk will introduce examples of interactive online learning tools that stimulate engagement and critical thinking, strategies in developing coordinated tools, and provide information on software, programs and websites libraries can use to build their own tools.

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  • 1. To Infinity & Beyond Videos Creating a Coordinated Suite of Online LearningTools that Engage Researchers and Enhance Learning Liz Johns | emjohns@vcu.edu Teaching & Learning Librarian VirginiaCommonwealth University, Richmond,VA
  • 2. ? Videos are lacking something – we must supplement and support them with alternatives.
  • 3. Why not videos? Students want: Engagement Interactive opportunities Multiple paths to information (Mestre 2010, 824)
  • 4. Animated Continuous change InteractiveChange from user action Static No change
  • 5. Multimedia words + images
  • 6. Good online learning programs… Facilitate active learning Are comprised of tools that complement each other Address skills in a strategic and coordinated way
  • 7. Examples ofVCU CoordinatedTools Coordinated Set 1: Evaluating Sources Coordinated Set 2: Finding Research Materials
  • 8. Videos Evaluating Information Coordinated Set 1: Evaluating Sources
  • 9. Hover maps Videos Games Infographics Evaluating Information Coordinated Set 1: Evaluating Sources
  • 10. Hover maps engage users Coordinated Set 1: Evaluating Sources
  • 11. Infographics speed information processing Coordinated Set 1: Evaluating Sources
  • 12. Games help practice skills and check knowledge Coordinated Set 1: Evaluating Sources
  • 13. Flowcharts are ideal for processes Coordinated Set 2: Finding Research Materials
  • 14. Creating CoordinatedTools Start with: • Determining a set of best practices • Standardizing language • Standardizing color schemes • Brainstorming tools that can work together
  • 15. “To infinity, and beyond!”
  • 16. RecommendedTools FeaturedTools Infographics: Piktochart, Infogr.am, Prezi, PowerPoint Hover maps: SnagIt Flow charts: Prezi, PowerPoint, Lucid Chart More Ideas Games: Bubblr, Sporcle, Google Forms Word Clouds: Wordle Videos: Jing, Camtasia Liz Johns | emjohns@vcu.edu

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