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This slide deck was just created to help guide conversations among all lib100 librarians at ZSR Library in WFU.

This slide deck was just created to help guide conversations among all lib100 librarians at ZSR Library in WFU.

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    • Creating Learning Outcomes
      ZSR | July 5, 2011
    • Step 1: Needs Assessment
      What would you like your students to know?
      What would you like your students to understand?
      What would you like your students to be able to do?
      What are our goals?
    • LIB100 Goals
      Learn how to determine the nature and extent of information needed for identifying a research topic.
      Become familiar with the strengths and limitations of different types of information resources in order to access resources effectively.
      Learn strategies for the critical evaluation of information in order to evaluate the reliability of a resource and determine the biases that are inherent in a resource.
      Learn how to structure and implement research strategies in order to plan and execute an effective search.
      Acquire in-depth knowledge of library services and resources in order to be lifelong learners.
      Develop awareness of the legal, economic, political and social aspects of information resources in order to use information ethically.
    • Step 2: Rough Draft
      Goal 1:
      Learn how to determine the nature and extent of information needed for identifying a research topic.
    • Step 2: Rough Draft
      Goal 2:
      Become familiar with the strengths and limitations of different types of information resources in order to access resources effectively.
    • Step 2: Rough Draft
      Goal 3:
      Learn strategies for the critical evaluation of information in order to evaluate the reliability of a resource and determine the biases that are inherent in a resource.
    • Step 2: Rough Draft
      Goal 4:
      Learn how to structure and implement research strategies in order to plan and execute an effective search.
    • Step 2: Rough Draft
      Goal 5:
      Acquire in-depth knowledge of library services and resources in order to be lifelong learners.
    • Step 2: Rough Draft
      Goal 6:
      Develop awareness of the legal, economic, political and social aspects of information resources in order to use information ethically.
    • Step 3: Clarify
      Learning Outcomes should be measurable. Start by considering Blooms Taxonomy:
      Knowledge
      Comprehension
      Application
      Analysis
      Synthesis
      Evaluation
    • Step 3: Clarify
      Based on k-state.edu/assessment/slo/action.htm
    • Step 4: Specify
      By the end of X, the student will be able to Y.
      OR
      Upon completion of LIB100, the student will:
    • Learn how to determine the nature and extent of information needed for identifying a research topic.
      By the end of LIB100, the student will be able to:
      recognize the sources required by WFU assigned papers.
      prepare a bibliography using Zotero.
      assess the depth of research necessary for an assigned paper of 2, 5, and 10 pages.
    • Become familiar with the strengths and limitations of different types of information resources in order to access resources effectively.
      By the end of LIB100, the student will be able to:
      analyze an article to determine if it is scholarly.
      determine when a book vs. a scholarly journal is an appropriate source.
    • Learn strategies for the critical evaluation of information in order to evaluate the reliability of a resource and determine the biases that are inherent in a resource.
      By the end of LIB100, the student will be able to:
      List qualities reputable websites share in common.
      Classify works as written by scholars, reputable organizations, or for the mainstream press.
    • Learn how to structure and implement research strategies in order to plan and execute an effective search.
      By the end of LIB100, the student will be able to:
      Write the steps of the research process.
      Explain why scholarly works take longer to become available.
      Plan specific steps for an assigned research project.
    • Acquire in-depth knowledge of library services and resources in order to be lifelong learners.
      By the end of LIB100, the student will be able to:
      Describe services offered at the circulation desk, the Bridge, reference, and archives/special collections.
      Explain the role of the library in the research process.
    • Develop awareness of the legal, economic, political and social aspects of information resources in order to use information ethically.
      By the end of LIB100, the student will be able to:
      Differentiate between plagiarism and fair use.
      Explain the impact of free information on the web on the scholarly publishing landscape.
      Justify their use of resources in their research project.
    • Step 5: Assess
      That’s an entirely separate talk! 