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Presentation by Andy Burkhardt and Sarah Cohen for the Vermont Library Association College and Special Libraries Section Conference. 6-14-11

Presentation by Andy Burkhardt and Sarah Cohen for the Vermont Library Association College and Special Libraries Section Conference. 6-14-11

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  • 1. Andy Burkhardt & Sarah Faye CohenChamplain College, Burlington, VTVLA College & Special Libraries SectionJune, 2011
  • 2. CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE, BURLINGTON, VT 2000 on-campus students Professional Focus Multimedia Graphics E-gaming Digital Forensics Business New Interdisciplinary Core Curriculum Roll-out began Fall 2007http://www.flickr.com/photos/glemak/270321175/
  • 3. THE “CORE” CURRICULUMSequential, linked, theme- based coursesInterdisciplinaryInquiry-basedCommon, master syllabiCommon textsCommon, project-based, research assignments http://www.flickr.com/photos/imagemd/827470717/
  • 4. CHAMPLAIN’S INFO LIT PROGRAM “All students, all four years” Incremental Embedded Inquiry Based Rubric-based assessments Common curriculumhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/ma lloy/195204215/
  • 5. SESSION GOALS: THINGS WE TRY TO DOInquiry Based (required)“All fun, all the time”Breakdown barriersThoughtful integration oftechnologyLearn something about ourstudents Photo by Sharon Eastman on wikimedia commons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Berlin_fallofwall_emerson.jpg
  • 6. YOUTUBE IN TEACHINGFall semester, sophomoresNot your high school session on plagiarismEthical use of information“Real world” examplesMurky/Grey
  • 7. THE SESSION OUTCOME…Strong student engagementVisual & KinestheticHands on wrestling with ethics and uncertaintySurprises students http://www.flickr.com/photos/ckorhonen/3678599268/
  • 8. CELL PHONES IN THE CLASSROOM Fall semester, first years First interaction with librarians Sexy use of ubiquitous technology “New School” interactive Enhanced classroom dynamichttp://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyhuynh/1219122548
  • 9. WHERE DO YOU LIKE TO GET INFORMATION? TV Other People 5% 5% 25% The Web 296 People 97 The Web TV 20 65% Other 20 Total 393
  • 10. HOW DO YOU SEARCH? Yahoo 2% Bing 5% The Google 357 Google Yahoo 10 86% Library Bing 20 4% The Library 18 Other Other 13 3% Total 418
  • 11. HOW DO YOU SHARE INFORMATION? Email it Other 5% 9%Print it 4% Talk about it 205 Talk about Texting Facebook 66 it 16% 50% Texting 64 Facebook Print it 15 16% Email it 20 Other 38 Total 408
  • 12. WHAT’S NEXT?Polls in other classes • Student directed learning • Citation evaluation • Website evaluationEverything in moderation http://www.flickr.com/photos/theunquietlibrary/3800432619/
  • 13. CONCLUSIONThoughtful technology in the classroom…  Helps students jump into inquiry  Sparks thinking  Connects us with this generation of students  Offers fun in the classroom for us http://www.flickr.com/photos/remcat/2693930736
  • 14. FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US:ANDY BURKHARDT:ABURKHARDT@CHAMPLAIN.EDUHTTP://ANDYBURKHARDT.COM@VONBURKHARDTSARAH FAYE COHEN:COHEN@CHAMPLAIN.EDUHTTP://THESHECKSPOT.BLOGSPOT.COM/@THESHECK THANK YOU

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