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Shifting our Focus,
Evolving our Practice
A Collaborative Conversation about the
ACRL Framework for Information Literacy
f...
Image by Flickr user erozkosz via CC BY-SA 2.0
#ILshift #acrl2015
#ILshift #acrl2015
We invite you to tweet during our panel
using our session hashtag:
#ILshift
...and the conference hasht...
What are the challenges
to implementing the
Framework at your
institution in the areas of
→ instructional design
→ assessm...
This is the Framework’s invitation to us.
What does it look like to accept this invitation?
“The Framework opens the way f...
Instructional Design within the Framework
Image by Flickr user Maha Abed via CC BY-ND 2.0
#ILshift #acrl2015
Joelle Pitts
...
Overview of Instructional Design Lens
“Translating pedagogical research and
practice into instructional curriculum
specifi...
ID Themes in the Framework
Metaliteracy
● Emphasis on producing and
sharing in participatory
environments - Mackey & Jacob...
ID Themes Cont.
● Constructivism
○ “The human mind does not simply
take in the world but makes it up in
an active way” - B...
ID Themes Cont.
Making meaning
● Intrinsic vs. extrinsic
motivation
Extrinsic:
Points
Grades
Praise
Prizes
Money
Levels
In...
ID Themes Cont.
A Framework for better learning
● Frames provide context, helping librarians
help learners create meaning ...
Instructional Design in Practice
New Literacies Alliance
● Suite of shared online content/lessons
mapped to Framework know...
Instructional Design in Practice
Start with knowledge practices, big
questions, create outcome
statements
● Research as In...
Instructional Design in Practice
Brainstorm big ideas, but help
make meaning on a personal
level
Instructional designers
s...
Tips for Instructional Design
Teach for transfer
● Connect content to patron emotions
● Learn by doing
● Visit the importa...
Assessment within the Framework
Image by Flickr user carnagenyc via CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
#ILshift #acrl2015
Danielle Theiss
@da...
Image by Flickr user Alan Vernon via CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Assessment within the Framework itself
What do we assess?
Tools and t...
Assessment using the Framework
Image by Flickr user epSos.de via CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Strategies for “how to assess”
Use existi...
Assessment using the Framework: Reflect
Image by Flickr user samit4me via CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Other strategies
Right/Wrong → L...
Image by Flickr user epSos.de via CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Basic Learning Outcome Formula
Audience Action Impact
Student will be ab...
Assessment using the Framework
Image by Flickr user hitzi1000 via CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Sample Reflection Assignment
Works cited...
Image by Flickr user jonathanpercy via CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Institutional Learning
Objectives (ILOs)
Student Learning Objective...
Image by Flickr user dluders via CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
#ILshift #acrl2015
Tips for Assessment
Look at current assignments and
ad...
#ILshift #acrl2015
Donna Witek
@donnarosemary
Image by Flickr user baggyjumper via CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Collaboration with Facu...
Overview of Collaborator Lens
#ILshift #acrl2015
Image by Flickr user jannem via CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Information literacy as…
...
Overview of Collaborator Lens
#ILshift #acrl2015
Image by Flickr user april-mo via CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Collaboration through.....
Collaboration within the Framework
#ILshift #acrl2015
→ shared
LANGUAGE
GOALS
RESPONSIBILITY
Image by Teresa Grettano for ...
Collaboration within the Framework
#ILshift #acrl2015
→ situated
WITHIN
DISCIPLINES
Image by Flickr user guercio via CC BY...
Collaboration within the Framework
#ILshift #acrl2015
→ scaffolded
ACROSS
CURRICULUM
Image by Flickr user josepha via CC B...
Collaboration in Practice
#ILshift #acrl2015
Develop an elevator speech for the Framework that is
specific to your institu...
Collaboration in Practice
#ILshift #acrl2015
Image by Flickr user mmmavocado via CC BY 2.0
Graft the Framework onto collab...
Collaboration in Practice
#ILshift #acrl2015
Image public domain via source
Find the IL choir on your campus (even if
they...
Tips for Collaboration
#ILshift #acrl2015
Read and reflect on the Framework to develop your own understanding of its
signi...
Discussion ~ Q&A ~ Idea Sharing
#ILshift #acrl2015
Donna Witek
Public Services Librarian
The University of Scranton
donna....
Works Cited & Sources for Further Reading
#ILshift #acrl2015
Brandt, R. S. & Perkins, D. N. (2000). The evolving science o...
Works Cited & Sources for Further Reading
#ILshift #acrl2015
Mackey, Thomas P., & Trudi E. Jacobson. (2014). Metaliteracy:...
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Shifting our Focus, Evolving our Practice: A Collaborative Conversation about the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

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Presenters: Donna Witek, Danielle Theiss, and Joelle Pitts
ACRL 2015, March 25-28, 2015, Portland, OR

Abstract:
As ACRL approaches its 75th year, a national conversation about information literacy has been sparked by the new ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. In this panel, information literacy specialists in instructional design, assessment, and collaboration with faculty across disciplines, will engage each other and audience participants in a collaborative discussion centered on the Framework. Participants will leave this session with concrete strategies for putting the Framework into practice at their home institutions.

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Shifting our Focus, Evolving our Practice: A Collaborative Conversation about the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

  1. 1. Shifting our Focus, Evolving our Practice A Collaborative Conversation about the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education Donna Witek Danielle Theiss Joelle Pitts Public Services Librarian Director, De Paul Library Instructional Design Librarian The University of Scranton University of Saint Mary Kansas State University @donnarosemary @danielletheiss @jopitts #ILshift #acrl2015 CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
  2. 2. Image by Flickr user erozkosz via CC BY-SA 2.0 #ILshift #acrl2015
  3. 3. #ILshift #acrl2015 We invite you to tweet during our panel using our session hashtag: #ILshift ...and the conference hashtag: #acrl2015 Panelists on Twitter: @donnarosemary @danielletheiss @jopitts
  4. 4. What are the challenges to implementing the Framework at your institution in the areas of → instructional design → assessment → collaboration ? What are the opportunities the Framework provides for your individual and program- level work in → instructional design → assessment → collaboration ? You tell us... #ILshift #acrl2015 Discuss with your neighbor, then tweet to #ILshift to share your responses.
  5. 5. This is the Framework’s invitation to us. What does it look like to accept this invitation? “The Framework opens the way for librarians, faculty, and other institutional partners to redesign instruction sessions, assignments, courses, and even curricula; to connect information literacy with student success initiatives; to collaborate on pedagogical research and involve students themselves in that research; and to create wider conversations about student learning, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and the assessment of learning on local campuses and beyond” (Framework for information literacy, Introduction). #ILshift #acrl2015
  6. 6. Instructional Design within the Framework Image by Flickr user Maha Abed via CC BY-ND 2.0 #ILshift #acrl2015 Joelle Pitts @jopitts
  7. 7. Overview of Instructional Design Lens “Translating pedagogical research and practice into instructional curriculum specifically crafted to produce desired learning outcomes” - Colorado State University Teaching Center ● IDLs typically employed by larger institutions ○ Charged with creating learning objects and instructional experiences focused on info lit Image by Flickr user Allan Ajifo via CC BY 2.0 #ILshift #acrl2015
  8. 8. ID Themes in the Framework Metaliteracy ● Emphasis on producing and sharing in participatory environments - Mackey & Jacobson, 2011 #ILshift #acrl2015
  9. 9. ID Themes Cont. ● Constructivism ○ “The human mind does not simply take in the world but makes it up in an active way” - Brandt & Perkins, 2000 ● Making meaning ○ Questions that determine long-term storage: ■ Does this make sense? ■ Does this have meaning? #ILshift #acrl2015
  10. 10. ID Themes Cont. Making meaning ● Intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivation Extrinsic: Points Grades Praise Prizes Money Levels Intrinsic: Mastery Meaning Self-knowledge Autonomy Belonging Power Images: CC #ILshift #acrl2015
  11. 11. ID Themes Cont. A Framework for better learning ● Frames provide context, helping librarians help learners create meaning and retain learning - Sousa, 2011 ● ‘Framework’ of associative networks - Sousa, 2011 ● “Big Ideas” - Wiggins and McTighe, 2005 ● Threshold Concepts - Meyer and Land, 2003 Image by Flickr user A. Davey via CC BY 2.0 #ILshift #acrl2015
  12. 12. Instructional Design in Practice New Literacies Alliance ● Suite of shared online content/lessons mapped to Framework knowledge practices ● Formed around foundational principles ○ Metaliteracy/lifelong learning ○ Technology, vendor and institution- agnostic ○ Leveling platform ○ Peer-reviewed Open Education Resource (OER) ○ Outcomes-based instruction ○ Reuse existing content #ILshift #acrl2015
  13. 13. Instructional Design in Practice Start with knowledge practices, big questions, create outcome statements ● Research as Inquiry, Searching as Strategic Exploration frames ○ Scope of Investigation ○ Choosing the “Right” Information ○ Search Strategies Divergent thinking Convergent Divergent #ILshift #acrl2015
  14. 14. Instructional Design in Practice Brainstorm big ideas, but help make meaning on a personal level Instructional designers storyboard and rapid prototype each lesson #ILshift #acrl2015
  15. 15. Tips for Instructional Design Teach for transfer ● Connect content to patron emotions ● Learn by doing ● Visit the important topics often rather than just one intense exposure (one-shot) - Sousa, 2011 Connect YOUR past experiences teaching information literacy to the new framework ● Rethink, reimagine, refocus, but also reuse Consider a rapid prototyping approach #ILshift #acrl2015
  16. 16. Assessment within the Framework Image by Flickr user carnagenyc via CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 #ILshift #acrl2015 Danielle Theiss @danielletheiss
  17. 17. Image by Flickr user Alan Vernon via CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Assessment within the Framework itself What do we assess? Tools and techniques versus concepts Shift from focus on “right rules” in assessment strategies to “conceptual understandings” #ILshift #acrl2015 Assessment within the Framework
  18. 18. Assessment using the Framework Image by Flickr user epSos.de via CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Strategies for “how to assess” Use existing assignments and evaluate them using the framework and then adapt Informal structured assignments help assess if students are engaged with concept and rules for games become separate learning objectives Meyer and Land, 2003 Create assignments which highlight framework and shift focus from “mimicking the right rules to conceptual understanding” why was the article or book written? who has authority? how do you know this resource is on your topic Lu, Hofer, and Townsend, 2014 #ILshift #acrl2015
  19. 19. Assessment using the Framework: Reflect Image by Flickr user samit4me via CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Other strategies Right/Wrong → Learning Outcomes → Conceptual Ideas Assignments take a “declarative approach where students represent their knowledge” ● concept mapping ● think aloud exercises ● logs Meyer and Land, 2003 “learning as an excursion” reflection as part of the journey Shift from student to practitioner (consumers and creators) #ILshift #acrl2015
  20. 20. Image by Flickr user epSos.de via CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Basic Learning Outcome Formula Audience Action Impact Student will be able to map (list, brainstorm, etc.) characteristics of authors deemed as trustworthy on a topic link to threshold concept Authority is Constructed and Contextual Oakleaf, 2014 #ILshift #acrl2015Assessment using the Framework: Creating Framework Outcomes
  21. 21. Assessment using the Framework Image by Flickr user hitzi1000 via CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Sample Reflection Assignment Works cited project (current, standard assignment) Add reflection component to assignment --annotated bibliography component that says how the student will use the sources and also include several sources student would not use and why Reflection Exercise Outcome Statement Students will reflect on types of sources deemed trustworthy on a topic (Authority is Constructed and Contextual) Lu, Hofer, and Townsend, 2014; Oakleaf, 2014 #ILshift #acrl2015
  22. 22. Image by Flickr user jonathanpercy via CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Institutional Learning Objectives (ILOs) Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) Accrediting Institutions Assessment in Action, Value of Academic Libraries #ILshift #acrl2015Assessment using the Framework: Wider Community
  23. 23. Image by Flickr user dluders via CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 #ILshift #acrl2015 Tips for Assessment Look at current assignments and adapt them with a new framework assessment component Connect your assessment strategies to your university’s assessment plan (SLOs, ILOs, accreditation criteria) Start small and seek guidance from others (via ACRL webinars, blogs, listservs) We are all transforming and can do it better with help from others!
  24. 24. #ILshift #acrl2015 Donna Witek @donnarosemary Image by Flickr user baggyjumper via CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Collaboration with Faculty across Disciplines
  25. 25. Overview of Collaborator Lens #ILshift #acrl2015 Image by Flickr user jannem via CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Information literacy as… → shared → situated → scaffolded
  26. 26. Overview of Collaborator Lens #ILshift #acrl2015 Image by Flickr user april-mo via CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Collaboration through... → shared LANGUAGE GOALS RESPONSIBILITY → situated WITHIN DISCIPLINES → scaffolded ACROSS CURRICULUM
  27. 27. Collaboration within the Framework #ILshift #acrl2015 → shared LANGUAGE GOALS RESPONSIBILITY Image by Teresa Grettano for “We’re all mad here”: Fostering Metadiscourse on Metaliteracy, CCCC 2015 - Mazziotti and Grettano, 2011
  28. 28. Collaboration within the Framework #ILshift #acrl2015 → situated WITHIN DISCIPLINES Image by Flickr user guercio via CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
  29. 29. Collaboration within the Framework #ILshift #acrl2015 → scaffolded ACROSS CURRICULUM Image by Flickr user josepha via CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
  30. 30. Collaboration in Practice #ILshift #acrl2015 Develop an elevator speech for the Framework that is specific to your institutional context: Read through and reflect on the Framework... → individually → with colleagues in your IL program → with faculty you’re already collaborating with (and thus already have a collaborative relationship/partnership with) Be inspired! Describe the key takeaways from the Framework re: its impact on teaching and learning Tweets used with permission via source
  31. 31. Collaboration in Practice #ILshift #acrl2015 Image by Flickr user mmmavocado via CC BY 2.0 Graft the Framework onto collaboration initiatives that already exist in your information literacy program: Information Literacy Stipend Program at The University of Scranton Excerpts from the Framework hosted on the library’s information literacy pages → Reenvision the work you’re already doing through the lens of the Framework.
  32. 32. Collaboration in Practice #ILshift #acrl2015 Image public domain via source Find the IL choir on your campus (even if they don’t know they are) and preach to it: Faculty development workshops re: the Framework slated for Fall 2015 at UofS Faculty Development Specialist in our Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence already on board to help us plan Inviting past recipients in the Information Literacy Stipend Program to help develop and plan (and deliver?) these workshops for their faculty colleagues
  33. 33. Tips for Collaboration #ILshift #acrl2015 Read and reflect on the Framework to develop your own understanding of its significance in your IL instructional practice. → Don’t be afraid of “slow learning” for yourself and your collaborators re: the Framework - Mader, 2015 Connect and map the Framework to your current IL initiatives and to knowledge domains within the broader curriculum. → Identify the shared goals between IL and the disciplines on your campus Identify potential collaborators whose work demonstrates obvious overlap with the Framework and reach out to start a conversation. → Strategically seed the curriculum with each new conversation and collaborative partnership → Hint: There is immense resonance between information literacy as defined by the Framework and the goals of First-Year Writing/Composition as defined by the CWPA, NCTE, and NWP in the Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing (pdf), 2011
  34. 34. Discussion ~ Q&A ~ Idea Sharing #ILshift #acrl2015 Donna Witek Public Services Librarian The University of Scranton donna.witek@scranton.edu @donnarosemary Danielle Theiss Director, De Paul Library University of Saint Mary danielle.theiss@stmary.edu @danielletheiss Joelle Pitts Instructional Design Librarian Kansas State University jopitts@ksu.edu @jopitts Thank you!
  35. 35. Works Cited & Sources for Further Reading #ILshift #acrl2015 Brandt, R. S. & Perkins, D. N. (2000). The evolving science of learning. In R. S. Brandt (ed.), Education in a New Era (pp. 159-183). Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Framework for information literacy for higher education. (2015). Association of College and Research Libraries. Framework for success in postsecondary writing (pdf). (2011). Council of Writing Program Administrators, the National Council of Teachers of English, and the National Writing Project. Grettano, Teresa, & Donna Witek. (2015). “We’re all mad here”: fostering metadiscourse on metaliteracy. Presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Tampa, FL, March 18-21. 2-15. Lu, Silvia, Amy R. Hofer, & Lori Townsend. (2014). Assessing threshold concepts for information literacy. Presented at the Reinventing Libraries: Reinventing Assessment Conference, New York City, NY, June 6, 2014. ● Presentation handout: Overview and Assessment (pdf) ● Example assignment: Citation Sleuthing (pdf) ● Example assignment: Movie Views and Reviews (pdf) Mackey, T. P. & Jacobson, T. E. (2011). Reframing information literacy as a metaliteracy. College & Research Libraries, 72 (1): 62-78. Slide 1/2
  36. 36. Works Cited & Sources for Further Reading #ILshift #acrl2015 Mackey, Thomas P., & Trudi E. Jacobson. (2014). Metaliteracy: reinventing information literacy to empower learners. Chicago : ALA Neal-Schuman. Mader, Sharon. (2015). Putting the framework for information literacy into action: next steps. [webinar] ACRL Presents. Mazziotti, Donna, & Teresa Grettano. (2011). “Hanging together”: collaboration between information literacy and writing programs based on the ACRL standards and the WPA outcomes (pdf). Presented at ACRL 2011, Philadelphia, PA, March 30-April 2, 2011. Meyer, Jan H.F., & Ray Land. (2003). Enhancing teaching-learning environments in undergraduate courses (pdf), ETL Project, Occasional Report 4. Oakleaf, Megan. (2014). A roadmap for assessing student learning using the new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (pdf). Journal of Academic Librarianship. Preprint. Sousa, David A. (2011). How the brain learns (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin. Wiggins, Grant, & Jay McTighe. (2005). Understanding by design (Expanded 2nd ed.). Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Slide 2/2

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