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  • EleanorVocational Further Education College2,000 FT 15,000 PTNew Build
  • EleanorBuilding a difference – talk about the vision!!! New way of teaching and learningExplain how integration of study skills, and information literacy is even more important than ever in this new model of learning and academic support.
  • Eleanorinformation overloadVLE / Email / Twitter / Facebook / Delicious / Blog / Flickr / YouTube / library web pages / Podcast“Chandler from friends”Like this for ‘information professionals’ – what about students? Hook into their interests…AnthonyHow does this make you feel?
  • AnthonyWhat is Springboard?Explain how Springboard came about and that tutors wanted to book a ‘Springboard’ as they were not overly concerned in breaking study skills down.We ended up with a package of:Academic writingInformation search and retrieval, using e-journalsHarvard referencingWhat tutors asked for is ‘Essay writing, using resources and referencing’. We developed Springboard in response to tutor demand, but also tucked our own e-resources agenda (information literacy by the back door)This became really popular. Staff and students saw results and confidence straight away. Springboard had become a college wide brand. Initially developed for HE students, but then soon adapted for level 3 students. Just add a different filling!A totally flexible deliveryOne to one (always offered but now branded)Small groupsTutor requestedStudent requested
  • AnthonyThis is what we teachAcademic writingReferencingResearch skillsReflective learning
  • AnthonyBroader how:Tutors recognise the need for referencingWe deliver information literacy by the back doorCritical evaluation at an appropriate levelSearch for resources to bring back to the group – books, magazines, online journals, e-books and Intute web pagesReference as teams with the materials they have discoveredSo that’s how we ended up with the Club sandwich
  • AnthonyIn brief. How do we do this e-resources delivery: FacilitatedLimited talking at the groupDiscussionActivitiesGroup workNewspaper headlines
  • AnthonyHow to IVFrom conversation to theory to practical:Talk, learn, show, doHow IIIThe style of the lessonStart with guided conversation to draw out the needs of the group (e.g. Martin Luther King web site., http://www.dhmo.org/DiscussionActivitiesGroup workNewspaper headlines
  • AnthonyRelating resources and referencing to the vocation subjects the students are studying
  • Explanation of Martin Luther King exercise
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  • EleanorOvercoming barriers – how to teach and get students to learn?
  • EleanorNot picked on one publisher but all the databases we use are too sophisticated for many of our learners.
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  • EleanorThis is an example of the use of the voting kit
  • iPad with windows running over a remote desktop connectioniPod touches – staff familiarisationNet books
  • EleanorWhat has been the impact of the unique way in which we promote and market e-journals and e-resources
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  • E:\Presentations From Speakers\Anthony Beal Cofhe Exeter 2010

    1. 1. Promoting and signposting your<br />digital library: eBooks for the FE<br />master class<br />© Mshades http://www.flickr.com/photos/mshades/149731833 - Licenced under Creative Commons<br />Anthony Beal<br />Anna Vernon<br />Exeter University<br />Monday 21st June 2010<br />
    2. 2. Outline of today’s session<br />College context<br />Info literacy programme<br />Barriers and challenges<br />Successes<br />The future<br />
    3. 3. © West Cheshire College<br />
    4. 4. © West Cheshire College<br />
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    6. 6. © West Cheshire College<br />Springboard<br />
    7. 7. Academic Writing<br />Referencing<br />© Gerry McCann. Licensor www.scran.ac.uk <br />©University of Glasgow. Licensor www.scran.ac.uk<br />Reflective Learning<br />Research Skills<br />© Djwhelan http://www.flickr.com/photos/djwhelan/8395783/- Licenced under Creative Commons<br />© Pollyalida http://www.flickr.com/photos/pollyalida/2318426677/- Licenced under Creative Commons<br />
    8. 8. mmmmmmmmmmm………<br />© the sniper, http://www.flickr.com/photos/thesniper/432212839/ - Licenced under Creative Commons<br />
    9. 9. © rofltosh http://www.flickr.com/photos/atomicbartbeans/2100763009/ - Licenced under Creative Commons<br />
    10. 10. Learn<br />Show<br />Do<br />Discuss<br />© katyscrapbooklady http://www.flickr.com/photos/scrapbooklady/3204969519/- Licenced under Creative Commons<br />
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    16. 16. © West Cheshire College<br />
    17. 17. © Andy Roberts,http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Thames_Barrier_03.jpg - Licenced under Creative Commons<br />
    18. 18. Now overcome barriers to use of online journals in FE<br />EBSCO, Emerald and InfoTrac are wonderful resources <br />BUT can be too academic for some users <br />We need an interface that is more level appropriate<br />Vocational journals that are categorised by the vocational subject taught in FE <br />With more colour and “pictures on the cover”<br />
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    20. 20. Intered - getting plenty of use by both students and staff<br />272 full text retrievals in March alone<br />The trend is that access is going up month on month<br />4 times the use of InfoTrac<br />Every journal/magazine has had some use with<br />Early Years Educator (EYE) having the most<br /> Second in popularity is Practical Pre-School<br />
    21. 21. Ebrary<br />
    22. 22. Twitter<br />
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    25. 25. Voting kit<br />
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    29. 29. Radio<br />Calon Talks Books<br />Guest talking about information literacy<br />
    30. 30. Public domain 'Lopez Portillo Carter review'<br />
    31. 31. Full Text Retrievals Up 43% <br />Learners surveyed felt<br />“more employable” <br />Ebrary top 20 college <br /> ©James Gardiner. Licensor www.scran.ac.uk<br />
    32. 32. Challenges<br />New developments “every day”<br />New resources<br />New learning methods and technologies to support learning<br />Dynamic content and flexible delivery<br />
    33. 33. Information strategy and standards<br />Targeting curriculum areas<br />Level 3 programme<br />Instructional podcasts (Cardiff University)<br />Pilot use of i-touches / iPads. Supplied by Learning Resources for workshops and proactive dissemination<br /> Customising ebrary<br />The Future<br />
    34. 34. Anthony Beal<br />01244 670340<br />a.beal@west-cheshire.ac.uk<br />skype: anthony.beal<br />Twitter: @redsontour / @wcclrc<br />Anna Vernon<br />a.vernon@jisc.ac.uk<br />With thanks to:<br />Eleanor Johnston, Dermot Ryan & Leo Appleton<br />