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    • Good Practice at West Cheshire College and in the North West Anthony Beal Deeside College 28 November 2007
    • Summary • Information Literacy @ West Cheshire College • Information Literacy staff development @ West Cheshire College • NWIS – sharing experience
    • Why bother? • There is a demand (level 3 courses,  Foundation Degrees etc.) • Improves research standards • Effective learning • Improves confidence and student performance • Supports independent learning • Quicker access to a wider range of resources 24 July 2006 Information skills 3
    • Information Literacy @ West Cheshire College • Learner – thorough induction introduce catalogue  InfoTrac etc • Two full weeks during induction for all full time  students • Learning Resources Workshop includes  introduction to the VLE and i‐skills • Quiz at end of LRW with prize of an MP3 player • Follow up i‐skills sessions publicised by  Springboard
    • Induction Quiz on VLE
    • Opportunity to plant the seed
    • High Profile Curriculum Links • Gatekeepers and regarded as such of: – i‐skills – Research skills – Referencing – E‐learning – Intranet – Web 2.0 – Digital Media
    • West Cheshire College model Declining use of print resources Total Heritage issues 39737 40067 41515 24125 42844 38464 34660 31471 45000 40000 96/97 35000 97/98 30000 98/99 25236 25000 99/00 20000 2000/01 2001/02 15000 2002/03 10000 2003/04 5000 2004/05 0
    • Intranet Home Page
    • Direct promotion of e‐books
    • Learning Resources Home Page
    • Curriculum Area Page
    • Fronter direct web link to Learning  Resources page 06/12/2007 Converged Services 13
    • Expert Village via fronter 06/12/2007 Converged Services 14
    • fronter RSS feed 06/12/2007 Converged Services 15
    • RSS feeds 24 July 2006 Information skills 16
    • RSS feeds 24 July 2006 Information skills 17
    • Facebook
    • Del.icio.us
    • LibraryThing
    • Skype
    • Getting out and about
    • West Cheshire College model Proof of expanding e‐resource use Full text retrieval
    • Actively promote information and  research skills training • Bespoke • Springboard – Planning essays – Research skills (i‐skills) – Harvard – Reflective Learning – Presentation skills • i‐skills embedded into assignments
    • Staff Development • All Learning Resources staff • Be proactive (listen at tables) • Embedding Learning Resources into into e‐ learning development e.g. Hairdressing  training, e‐books • Tutors all attend full time inductions • Good relationships with other departments  (Network, Staff Development)
    • Lollipop Information Literacy • Prior to the course all staff took part in  InformationLiteracy discussions • All Learning Resources staff taking part • Blended learning • No charge for the materials that can be  modified as required for hosting institution • All web based • At WCC now built into our VLE, Fronter
    • ITQ • Converged service • Skills audit of IT skills • Skills then mapped against requirements of  the Helpdesk • Four members of Learning Resources staff in  the first cohort • Improved ability to undertake IT aspects of  information literacy
    • NWIS North West Information Skills Group
    • Submitted resources
    • NWIS Facebook group
    • Statisticss 62 people on the Moodle Course • Resources from 15 Colleges • Five meetings • 13 attendees at last meeting • Lollipop training session • WISEKIDS presentation on Web 2.0 •
    • Benefits of NWIS Closer links between colleges and the RSC NW • Shared resources • Fresh ideas • Opportunities to discuss common interests • Cross institutional deadlines • Workshops and presentations •
    • Anthony Beal 01244 670578 • a.beal@west‐cheshire.ac.uk • skype: anthony.beal • Facebook: anthony@abeal.plus.com • Del.icio.us: http://del.icio.us/redsontour • Librarything:  • http://www.librarything.com/profile/redsontour