Teaching Them (2.0) to Fish: Web 2.0 as Subject and Method in Information Literacy Instruction


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Presentation by Susan Smith, Rosalind Tedford and Lauren Pressley at the NC Chapter of ACRL Library 2.0 Conference. Chapel Hill, NC. November, 2008.

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  • wikis: locally hosted: archive material, control access MediaWiki collaborative group work user-developed and structured content structured vs. unstructured approaches Radical Trust  student-driven rapid-course development blogs   locally hosted WordPress react to reading or video comment on others postings reflections   clickers   $4500 investment 60 clickers Turning Technologies turning point software Integrates w/PowerPoint gauge base of knowledge solicit opinion in anonymous method   Facebook use student's space class group discussion  applications (catalog, JSTOR, PubMed, rss) wiki: Wiki Project (other wikis available) Google Docs collaborative space easier to keep private Freemind Java based Mind map Removes linear limitations of PowerPoint Allows use of extra content that might not have time to cover Integrates with MediaWiki through plugin Skill Quizzes Flickr/Google Image Labeler Idea of Folksonomies/tagging
  • Teaching Them (2.0) to Fish: Web 2.0 as Subject and Method in Information Literacy Instruction

    1. 1. Teaching Them (2.0) to Fish: Web 2.0 as Subject and Method in Information Literacy Instruction Rosalind Tedford Assistant Head for Research and Instruction Services Lauren Pressley Instructional Design Librarian Susan Sharpless Smith Head, Research, Instruction and Technology Services Z. Smith Reynolds Library  Wake Forest University
    2. 2. Teaching Them (2.0) to Fish: <ul><ul><li>Library Instruction at Wake Forest University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our Students and Method </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools for Library Instruction 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Case Studies </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Wake Forest University <ul><ul><li>Winston-Salem NC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private, co-ed, Liberal Arts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4500 Undergrads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FTE 6700 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FT Faculty: 487 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adjuncts: 267 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Laptop School </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. ZSR Library <ul><ul><li>Primary library for undergraduates and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>52 Full-Time Staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>21 Librarians, 31 Support Staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seat of much of the technology training for the University  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Active in promoting many Web 2.0 initiatives on campus including Wikis and Blogs </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. For-Credit Information Literacy Classes (LIB100 & LIB200) <ul><ul><li>Started in 2003 with 3 sections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spring 2009 12 sections  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15 students per section </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15 Librarians/2 Adjuncts/10 staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 1500 students taught  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introducing 200-level subject specific classes this year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blackboard template course developed in 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructors given freedom to develop course as they see fit  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple course structures and methods  </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Our Students flickr.com/photos/89898604@N00/6331302
    7. 7. One Way Communication flickr.com/photos/92283658@N00/2343470547
    8. 8. Two Way Communication flickr.com/photos/stevegarfield/1719263761
    9. 9. Read/Write Web flickr.com/photos/31477768@N00/2506592093
    10. 10. Talking to Computers flickr.com/photos/37996588780@N01/20246294
    11. 11. Filling Out Forms
    12. 12. User Generated Content flickr.com/photos/35928519@N00/1152595430
    13. 13. This Environment Impacts Our Students flickr.com/photos/89898604@N00/6331302
    14. 14. This Environment Impacts Info Lit flickr.com/photos/89898604@N00/6331302
    15. 15. Business & Marketing flickr.com/photos/35034362831@N01/418443041
    16. 16. Participatory Politics flickr.com/photos/47993455@N00/1354407894
    17. 17. Employablility
    18. 18. Demonstrating Expertise Whatever comes next flickr.com/photos/73645804@N00/2102790208
    19. 19. Exposure and Role Modeling flickr.com/photos/89898604@N00/6331302
    20. 20. IL 2.0 Technologies @ ZSR <ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clickers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Freemind </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skill Quizzes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Image Labeler </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video creation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikipedia Editing </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Implementation <ul><li>  </li></ul>
    22. 22. Questions? <ul><li>Rosalind Tedford: tedforrl@wfu.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Lauren Pressley:pressllm@wfu.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Susan Sharpless Smith: smithss@wfu.edu </li></ul>