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Building Knowledge Together

Interactive Course Exhibits As Project-based Learning
Brian Mathews
Scott Fralin
Lauren Press...
2
Introducing an Idea
What are
course
exhibits?
What are
course exhibits?
Soviet Course with Amy Nelson
Cancer Course with Jill Sible
Digital Showcases
First Year Experience: History
Digital Showcases
Financial Literacy Event
9
Evolution of an Idea
We work with a course to create
something for a public audience.
Exhibits live in various pop-
up spots around the Library.
Components are available &
customized for each course.
Sometimes we curate course content &
make it available within the commons.
• Extends learning.
• Creates tangible knowledge.
• Invites students to think
about information in
different context.
19
The Experience
We always host an
opening reception.
Students and faculty have had a positive experience.We interview
them, photograph their works, write a campus news story, ...
22
The Pedagogy
23
Theoretical
Underpinning
Chickering &
Gamson
24
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Good practice in undergraduate education:
25
1
encourages contact between students and faculty
2
3
4
5
6
7
Good practice in undergraduate education:
26
1
encourages contact between students and faculty
2
develops reciprocity and cooperation among students
3
4
5
6
7
Good ...
27
1
encourages contact between students and faculty
2
develops reciprocity and cooperation among students
3
encourages ac...
28
1
encourages contact between students and faculty
2
develops reciprocity and cooperation among students
3
encourages ac...
29
1
encourages contact between students and faculty
2
develops reciprocity and cooperation among students
3
encourages ac...
30
1
encourages contact between students and faculty
2
develops reciprocity and cooperation among students
3
encourages ac...
31
1
encourages contact between students and faculty
2
develops reciprocity and cooperation among students
3
encourages ac...
32
Theoretical
Underpinning
Bloom’s
Taxonomy
33
34
Library
Learning
Outcomes
35
Interdisicpinarity
36
Exposing
local
scholarship
37
Creating Learning Environments
38
Theoretical
Underpinning
Library
Learning
Outcomes
39
The Practice
Discovery
Discovery
Discovery / Interpretation
Interpretation / Ideation
Ideation / Experimentation
Ideation / Experimentation
Ideation / Experimentation
Ideation / Experimentation
Ideation / Experimentation
Ideation / Experimentation
Evolution
Also, our PR/
marketing team
52
You’re probably wondering:
How much time does this take?
How much does it cost?
4 months
4 - 30+ hours
$1,000
Post its
54
It’s hard to
measure
impact &
engagement.
No clear sign 

of success.
Our current effort is
not scalable.
Requires a lot of
time, planning, and
customization.
Enhances the learning space.
People ask about them
once they are gone.
Looking Ahead: Giant Monitor in the Library Lobby?
Looking Ahead: New General Education Curriculum?
Looking Ahead: Curating A Classroom Building?
Building Knowledge Together

Interactive Course Exhibits As Project-based Learning
Brian Mathews
Scott Fralin
Lauren Press...
Building Knowledge Together: Interactive Course Exhibits as Project-Based Learning
Building Knowledge Together: Interactive Course Exhibits as Project-Based Learning
Building Knowledge Together: Interactive Course Exhibits as Project-Based Learning
Building Knowledge Together: Interactive Course Exhibits as Project-Based Learning
Building Knowledge Together: Interactive Course Exhibits as Project-Based Learning
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A presentation for The Innovative Library Classroom conference at Radford, VA on May 12, 2015. Presenters: Brian Mathews, Scott Fralin, and Lauren Pressley

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Building Knowledge Together: Interactive Course Exhibits as Project-Based Learning

  1. 1. Building Knowledge Together
 Interactive Course Exhibits As Project-based Learning Brian Mathews Scott Fralin Lauren Pressley VIRGINIA TECH
  2. 2. 2 Introducing an Idea
  3. 3. What are course exhibits?
  4. 4. What are course exhibits?
  5. 5. Soviet Course with Amy Nelson
  6. 6. Cancer Course with Jill Sible
  7. 7. Digital Showcases First Year Experience: History
  8. 8. Digital Showcases Financial Literacy Event
  9. 9. 9 Evolution of an Idea
  10. 10. We work with a course to create something for a public audience.
  11. 11. Exhibits live in various pop- up spots around the Library.
  12. 12. Components are available & customized for each course.
  13. 13. Sometimes we curate course content & make it available within the commons.
  14. 14. • Extends learning. • Creates tangible knowledge. • Invites students to think about information in different context.
  15. 15. 19 The Experience
  16. 16. We always host an opening reception.
  17. 17. Students and faculty have had a positive experience.We interview them, photograph their works, write a campus news story, and post their content on our website.
  18. 18. 22 The Pedagogy
  19. 19. 23 Theoretical Underpinning Chickering & Gamson
  20. 20. 24 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Good practice in undergraduate education:
  21. 21. 25 1 encourages contact between students and faculty 2 3 4 5 6 7 Good practice in undergraduate education:
  22. 22. 26 1 encourages contact between students and faculty 2 develops reciprocity and cooperation among students 3 4 5 6 7 Good practice in undergraduate education:
  23. 23. 27 1 encourages contact between students and faculty 2 develops reciprocity and cooperation among students 3 encourages active learning 4 5 6 7 Good practice in undergraduate education:
  24. 24. 28 1 encourages contact between students and faculty 2 develops reciprocity and cooperation among students 3 encourages active learning 4 gives prompt feedback 5 6 7 Good practice in undergraduate education:
  25. 25. 29 1 encourages contact between students and faculty 2 develops reciprocity and cooperation among students 3 encourages active learning 4 gives prompt feedback 5 emphasizes time on task 6 7 Good practice in undergraduate education:
  26. 26. 30 1 encourages contact between students and faculty 2 develops reciprocity and cooperation among students 3 encourages active learning 4 gives prompt feedback 5 emphasizes time on task 6 communicates high expectations 7 Good practice in undergraduate education:
  27. 27. 31 1 encourages contact between students and faculty 2 develops reciprocity and cooperation among students 3 encourages active learning 4 gives prompt feedback 5 emphasizes time on task 6 communicates high expectations 7 respects diverse talents and ways of learning Good practice in undergraduate education:
  28. 28. 32 Theoretical Underpinning Bloom’s Taxonomy
  29. 29. 33
  30. 30. 34 Library Learning Outcomes
  31. 31. 35 Interdisicpinarity
  32. 32. 36 Exposing local scholarship
  33. 33. 37 Creating Learning Environments
  34. 34. 38 Theoretical Underpinning Library Learning Outcomes
  35. 35. 39 The Practice
  36. 36. Discovery
  37. 37. Discovery
  38. 38. Discovery / Interpretation
  39. 39. Interpretation / Ideation
  40. 40. Ideation / Experimentation
  41. 41. Ideation / Experimentation
  42. 42. Ideation / Experimentation
  43. 43. Ideation / Experimentation
  44. 44. Ideation / Experimentation
  45. 45. Ideation / Experimentation
  46. 46. Evolution
  47. 47. Also, our PR/ marketing team 52
  48. 48. You’re probably wondering: How much time does this take? How much does it cost?
  49. 49. 4 months 4 - 30+ hours $1,000 Post its 54
  50. 50. It’s hard to measure impact & engagement. No clear sign 
 of success.
  51. 51. Our current effort is not scalable. Requires a lot of time, planning, and customization.
  52. 52. Enhances the learning space.
  53. 53. People ask about them once they are gone.
  54. 54. Looking Ahead: Giant Monitor in the Library Lobby?
  55. 55. Looking Ahead: New General Education Curriculum?
  56. 56. Looking Ahead: Curating A Classroom Building?
  57. 57. Building Knowledge Together
 Interactive Course Exhibits As Project-based Learning Brian Mathews Scott Fralin Lauren Pressley VIRGINIA TECH

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