Howard & Earl - Transforming Information Literacy @ the University of Salford

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Howard & Earl - Transforming Information Literacy @ the University of Salford

  1. 1. Transforming InformationLiteracy@ The Universityof Salford or (LEaRN)ROZ HOWARDR.M.C.HOWARD@SALFORD.AC.UKJEN EARLJ.A.EARL@SALFORD.AC.UKLILAC APRIL 2011
  2. 2. Aims• Overview- top-down approach• Project Themes• Lessons learnt• What next?
  3. 3. Objectives Outline the transformation framework in which IL provides the building blocks for students to achieve lifelong learning skills.
  4. 4. Salford• History• Staff/student• Structure• Transforming
  5. 5. Background of IL Project• Strategy – L&T Strategy “IL is at the heart of the curriculum” – International Strategy• Implementation plan• Key milestones http://www.infolit.salford.ac.uk
  6. 6. Transforming Information Literacy
  7. 7. Lets engage
  8. 8. Feedback• The voting pods are awesome.• Enjoyable and informative :)• It was really good like different techniques that were used i.e. response cards.• A very enjoyable induction where the staffs enthusiasm and knowledge make it interesting and inspiring.• Really enjoyed the student led presentation• Who knew being in a library could be so much fun!!
  9. 9. The Future• Online ‘Prezi’ version of the induction• Podcasting• Mini video clips showing services outside classroom• Increased use of voting pods
  10. 10. Referencing• Reasons – academic misconduct cases, student dissatisfaction• Proposing standard style• Consultation with academic staff• Developing the policy• Implementation- Sept 2011
  11. 11. Online Resources• Create content for L4 ILO• 2 outcomes: basic searching and understanding plagiarism and referencing
  12. 12. Diagnostic Tool• Piloting a tool with FE students• To diagnose and assess skills – ICT – IL – Study skills• Ability to track student progression
  13. 13. Pre-Induction• “what you need to know before coming to University” – What is IL – Referencing – How to study in HE – Tests and quizzes
  14. 14. Intended Learning Outcomes• Academic Portfolio review• Embedding ILO’s into new programmes
  15. 15. FE Partnerships• Compact Agreement• Skills for HE module• Accreditation
  16. 16. Lessons Learnt• Increase of sessions: 30%• Support and Collaboration• Highlights and lowlights• Staffing
  17. 17. What next?• Evaluation of impact• Joint assessment
  18. 18. Questions?

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