Speaking Points:iSkills Assessment: Students are NOT proficient in critically evaluating information and its sources using digital technology, communication tools, and/or networks.
May csi capst_presentationapril21_2010
Critically Studying Information (CSI)Boot Camp: Evaluating Web Pages Mary Irwin MAIT Capstone ~ May 2010
GapiSkills Assessment:Students NOT proficientin critically evaluatinginformation & its sources. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~Campus interviews:• Heavy reliance onInternet as info source.• No systematic process,strategy, or techniqueused to assess the validityof information.
Proposalasynchronous module• scenario- based• authentic: learners access live web sites~~~~~~~~~~~~• apply specific criteria using investigative tool: job aid
Learning Theory Situated Cognition: Acquired knowledge is “a product of the activity, context, and culture in which it is developed and used.” ~~~~~~~~~~~~ (Brown, Collins, & Duguid)What is learned is presented in how it’s learned & applied.
InterventionOne-hour asynchronousmodule with CSI-investigative theme~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~• authentic, scenario- based activities• hyperlinks to external web sites, video, feedback, assessment• investigative tool: job aid
Evaluation Formative: FeedbackSummative: Final SurveyAssessment • Design10 multiple-choice • Appearancequestions • Specific Reactions:• Required application of - liked most/providedlearned concepts to most valueanswer question - liked least/provided least value - suggestions for improvement
ResultsSurvey: 64% cited gaining specific knowledge;strategies to evaluate web page information.• 91% provided favorable feedback• 9% provided suggestions: speed-upanimations; less text on screen~~~~~~~~~~~~Assessment:average score80% correct
Lessons Learned • Collectively digital natives do not use a process to critically evaluate info. • Embed feedback survey in module rather than “Always walk email invitation.through life as if you • Utilize subjective survey have something to to capture learnedlearn and you will.” concepts & isolate areas ~ Vernon Howard of difficulty.
Special Thanks…Dr. Amy Ackerman for her guidance and support during this project. My colleagues: • Jennifer Babcock • Cathy Moore • Eileen Anaya • Pete Dolcy