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Using technology to engage students in information literacy- Antonella Yarnold and Catherine Radbourne

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Presentation given to ALISS August 2016 summer conference on using technology at City University London.

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Using technology to engage students in information literacy- Antonella Yarnold and Catherine Radbourne

  1. 1. www.city.ac.uk/library Using technology to engage students in information literacy Antonella Yarnold and Catherine Radbourne Subject Librarians at City University London
  2. 2. www.city.ac.uk/library City University London • Located in central London • Focus is on Business and professional courses, i.e. Law and Health • Also courses on Psychology, Journalism…. – Cass Business School – School of Arts and Social Sciences – School of Health Sciences – School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering – The City Law School
  3. 3. www.city.ac.uk/library Our students http://www.city.ac.uk/prospectus
  4. 4. www.city.ac.uk/library Part-time or full-time? Student type Full-time but on placement 4 days a week Full-time But doing course online – students are based in the USA, or Canada, or Australia, or Dubai, or Greece, or the Netherlands… Full-time but only at City University 4 days a year per module Full-time but students based in a foreign country and City lecturers go out to teach
  5. 5. www.city.ac.uk/library https://www.flickr.com/photos/80497449@N04/10012162166
  6. 6. www.city.ac.uk/library Library support for staff and students • Library inductions • Library workshops • Enquiries at the Library Help desks • Roving • 1-2-1 • Libchat • Libanswers • Libguides
  7. 7. www.city.ac.uk/library Supporting Distance Learners https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbgrigby/3610602214/
  8. 8. www.city.ac.uk/library Skype and Facetime • Need help but cannot come to the library • What do you need? – PC / mobile device with free Skype software installed – Skype account – Internet connection – Microphone – Webcam – Headphones
  9. 9. www.city.ac.uk/library Adobe Connect • Can be used for 1-2-1 or group webinars • Users can take control of each other’s screens (with permission) • Can be slightly problematic for users joining the session (running audio/video setup).
  10. 10. www.city.ac.uk/library Lecture Capture • Lecturer’s book rooms for us to present talks or workshops that can record our sessions for students to watch in their own time. • This helps to consolidate learning for those that attended the original session or is used by and for students not able to attend in person. • A workshop I presented on Doing a Literature Search for your Dissertation, for the Nursing students has been viewed 525 times in the last year.
  11. 11. www.city.ac.uk/library Classroom interaction https://www.flickr.com/photos/anjan58/5249616046/
  12. 12. www.city.ac.uk/library Clickers – why use them? • Encourage students’ participation • Immediate feedback • Students like the novelty https://www.flickr.com/photos/mrpetersononline/5041219451/
  13. 13. www.city.ac.uk/library Clickers • Have to carry all the clickers with you • Time consuming to distribute and collect clickers • Not all the handsets may work • Problems with receivers / version of the software on pods
  14. 14. www.city.ac.uk/library Poll Everywhere
  15. 15. www.city.ac.uk/library Poll Everywhere at City https://www.flickr.com/photos/umdnews/7881316248/ • Easy to use • Share URL with students • Students can log on with any device using wifi • Explain how it works • Immediate feedback
  16. 16. www.city.ac.uk/library • Poll Everywhere is used to check understanding in literature searching sessions • Used to gather feedback on different search engines for comparing and contrasting where to search for different types of information • Students like the novelty but also the immediacy of seeing their (anonymous) comments on screen. How we use Poll Everywhere at City
  17. 17. www.city.ac.uk/library What can you do with the free version?
  18. 18. www.city.ac.uk/library Kahoot • Free game based learning platform • Create an account at https://getkahoot.com/ • Create your own quiz: – you can choose to award points for correct answers – decide how much time to leave for responses – import images – add questions • Publish the quiz
  19. 19. www.city.ac.uk/library Ready to play Kahoot? • Go to kahoot.it • Provide the PIN to join the game • Start playing • Students can play individually or in small teams
  20. 20. www.city.ac.uk/library Adobe Presenter • Has a great variety of question types • Very customisable • Easily accessible after publishing • Can be temperamental in the creation phase • This is how we have used it https://city.adobeconnect.com/treasure
  21. 21. www.city.ac.uk/library ThingLink • Create interactive videos and images for the web and social media. • Use the tagging platform to make your images come alive with videos, text, music, web links… • It’s free and easy to use
  22. 22. www.city.ac.uk/library ThingLink – getting started • Go to www.thinglink.com • Create an account • Upload an image • Tag it • Share it
  23. 23. www.city.ac.uk/library ThingLink at City University
  24. 24. www.city.ac.uk/library LibWizard from Springshare
  25. 25. www.city.ac.uk/library Training for library staff • Keeping up-to-date with all the new software is not always easy • Usually a member of library staff trials the product – learns how to use it first – cascades to other members of the team – delivers training sessions during the summer months – presents at staff development group meetings
  26. 26. www.city.ac.uk/library Antonella Yarnold Subject Librarian (Social Sciences) a.yarnold-1@city.ac.uk Catherine Radbourne Subject Librarian (Health) catherine.radbourne.1@city.ac.uk

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