Creating and Sharing Information
Literacy OERs

Philip Russell
Deputy Librarian, ITT Dublin
CoPILOT, Glasgow, February 12t...
Overview
Background / Context

OER Development

Sharing OERS

Future Directions
Institutional context
•Institute

of Technology
Tallaght (ITT Dublin), South
Dublin, founded 1992
•Range

of courses - hig...
Information literacy context
•ITT

Dublin 3 level IL framework

•Student
•IL

centered model

development - ongoing strate...
Planning for OERs
•Rationale

- Address student IL deficiencies
- Enhance face to face approach
- Embed IL into academic m...
How To tutorials:
•Interactive online learning
tutorials
• Self-directed learning / 24x7
•Research, referencing
plagiarism...
Development tools
•OERs

created with Articulate Studio 9

- Generates engaging content / quizzes
- Non technical / easy t...
Training
•Pedagogical

training

- learning styles / methodologies / assessment
- online instructional design
•ICT

traini...
Instructional design
•Generic

learning outcomes

•Constructivist

approach

-higher order cognitive skills
-active learni...
Content design
•Detailed

storyboarding

•Sequenced
•Use

learning structure / self-paced

of visuals / logo

•Language

/...
OERs live
•First

batch of tutorials live in September 2010

•Extensive

usability testing / feedback / piloting

•SCORM

...
VLE - Moodle
•Tutorials

•Quizzes

integrated into Institute VLE

facilitate grading / assessment

•Reusability

of tutori...
Implementation
•OERs

- integrate IL into academic courses

•Blended
•Learning

approach – face to face and online
to Lear...
IL for year 1 marketing
Context
IL for first year marketing students
- delivered as part of a 5 credit module
‘Business Co...
Moodle – grader report
Evaluation
•Range

of evaluative techniques
SurveyGizmo

Focus
Groups

Moodle

Google
Analytics
NDLR
Informal
Feedback
OERs – usage statistics
Feedback
Student:

Staff:

•Greater

knowledge of
information resources

•Value

•Independent

•Accessibility

•Facilitate...
Some comments
•“Tutorial

should be given to 1st years before a first
assignment is given. I am a 3rd year and this is the...
Challenges
•Staffing

/ time

•Limited

training - pedagogy / instructional design

•Technical
•Regular

/ functionality /...
Internal promotion of OERs
•Staff

- training/workshops

•Library

Committee /
Academic Council
•Department

meetings /
pr...
External promotion of OERs
•Conferences,

seminars,
workshops, professional
networks
•Online

repositories – national /
in...
Sharing OERs
Value of OERs
•Enriched

student learning experience

•More

consistent approach to IL delivery

•Skills

development / ex...
Lessons learned
•Apply

for funding

•Design,

evaluate, improve

•Promote,
•Lead

share, reuse

by example

- Build on ex...
Share

Develop

Audio / video
Integrate

Translate
Mobile

Future Directions
Check out the ITT Dublin library OERs at:
http://library.ittdublin.ie/screens/tut.html
philip.russell@ittdublin.ie

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Slides are from the CoPILOT in Scotland event, sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group, held at GCU on 12th February 2014.

Presentation highlights the design, development and evaluation of a suite of online learning tutorials at the Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT Dublin). These open educational resources, covering research, referencing, plagiarism and core academic skills have been shared and adapted for reuse nationally and internationally.

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Creating and Sharing Information Literacy OERs

  1. 1. Creating and Sharing Information Literacy OERs Philip Russell Deputy Librarian, ITT Dublin CoPILOT, Glasgow, February 12th 2014
  2. 2. Overview Background / Context OER Development Sharing OERS Future Directions
  3. 3. Institutional context •Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT Dublin), South Dublin, founded 1992 •Range of courses - higher certificate to doctorate level •Research •Approx. & innovation focus 4500 FTEs
  4. 4. Information literacy context •ITT Dublin 3 level IL framework •Student •IL centered model development - ongoing strategic focus: - ITT Strategic Plan (2009-2014) - ITT Teaching & Learning Plan (2010)
  5. 5. Planning for OERs •Rationale - Address student IL deficiencies - Enhance face to face approach - Embed IL into academic modules •Secured •Project •OERs HE funding plan - work commenced May 2010 needed to be created from scratch
  6. 6. How To tutorials: •Interactive online learning tutorials • Self-directed learning / 24x7 •Research, referencing plagiarism, academic skills •Audience / intended use •Reusable under Creative Commons
  7. 7. Development tools •OERs created with Articulate Studio 9 - Generates engaging content / quizzes - Non technical / easy to use functionality - Publishes files to flash format - SCORM compliant •Leeds •Input University tutorials from learning technologists
  8. 8. Training •Pedagogical training - learning styles / methodologies / assessment - online instructional design •ICT training - eLearning software - Image editing – Photoshop - Web editing – HTML,Dreamweaver, CSS
  9. 9. Instructional design •Generic learning outcomes •Constructivist approach -higher order cognitive skills -active learning -interactive activities / quizzes •Assessment tasks – summative / formative
  10. 10. Content design •Detailed storyboarding •Sequenced •Use learning structure / self-paced of visuals / logo •Language / consistent font / bullet points •Accessible
  11. 11. OERs live •First batch of tutorials live in September 2010 •Extensive usability testing / feedback / piloting •SCORM (sharable content object reference model) 1.2 compliant •W3C AAA (Web Content Accessibility) Guidelines 1.0 •Available via multiple delivery platforms
  12. 12. VLE - Moodle •Tutorials •Quizzes integrated into Institute VLE facilitate grading / assessment •Reusability of tutorials facilitate collaborative course development
  13. 13. Implementation •OERs - integrate IL into academic courses •Blended •Learning approach – face to face and online to Learn module •December 2013 – OERs embedded into over 42 modules
  14. 14. IL for year 1 marketing Context IL for first year marketing students - delivered as part of a 5 credit module ‘Business Communications’. Library contact hours: 2 (lecture/workshop). Learning activities Lecture, in-class practical work, interactive class discussion, group work, online library tutorials. Learning outcomes Assessment Identify Quizzes in online library tutorials via Moodle worth 10% of total module mark. different sources of information Create an effective search strategy. Be aware of plagiarism and how to avoid Know how to cite sources correctly
  15. 15. Moodle – grader report
  16. 16. Evaluation •Range of evaluative techniques SurveyGizmo Focus Groups Moodle Google Analytics NDLR Informal Feedback
  17. 17. OERs – usage statistics
  18. 18. Feedback Student: Staff: •Greater knowledge of information resources •Value •Independent •Accessibility •Facilitates learning transition into third level education of OERs to academic modules on VLE of resources
  19. 19. Some comments •“Tutorial should be given to 1st years before a first assignment is given. I am a 3rd year and this is the first time I have undertaken this resource on plagiarism” 3rd yr business student •“Tutorial was engaging - a great way to find out how to organize and apply the skills necessary to complete a literature review” 4th yr science student •“Innovative resource, have added to my courses on Moodle & will mention to colleagues” humanities lecturer
  20. 20. Challenges •Staffing / time •Limited training - pedagogy / instructional design •Technical •Regular / functionality / accessibility issues updating •Diversity of student body
  21. 21. Internal promotion of OERs •Staff - training/workshops •Library Committee / Academic Council •Department meetings / programme boards •Student - induction / registration/ IL events •Web page – dedicated IL home •Social Media / Moodle
  22. 22. External promotion of OERs •Conferences, seminars, workshops, professional networks •Online repositories – national / international •Publications
  23. 23. Sharing OERs
  24. 24. Value of OERs •Enriched student learning experience •More consistent approach to IL delivery •Skills development / expertise / software provision •Greater •Share collaboration / community of practice best practice
  25. 25. Lessons learned •Apply for funding •Design, evaluate, improve •Promote, •Lead share, reuse by example - Build on existing librarian skills - OER advocates
  26. 26. Share Develop Audio / video Integrate Translate Mobile Future Directions
  27. 27. Check out the ITT Dublin library OERs at: http://library.ittdublin.ie/screens/tut.html philip.russell@ittdublin.ie ? ? ? ? ? ?

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