A Connected Class:  Blended Learning in the Information Literacy Classroom <ul><li>Lauren Pressley, Instructional Design L...
outline __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________...
zsr information literacy program _________________________________________________________________________________________...
template course __________________________________________________________________________________________________________...
changes: why? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________...
changes: what? ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________...
new: course implementation _______________________________________________________________________________________________...
new:  google  docs _______________________________________________________________________________________________________...
new:  google  notebook ___________________________________________________________________________________________________...
new: quizzes _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________...
new: clickers ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________...
new:  blog _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________...
new: group work and presentations ________________________________________________________________________________________...
results:  google  docs ___________________________________________________________________________________________________...
results:  google  notebook _______________________________________________________________________________________________...
results: quizzes _________________________________________________________________________________________________________...
results: clickers ________________________________________________________________________________________________________...
results:  blog ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________...
results: group work and presentations ____________________________________________________________________________________...
questions?  feedback? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________...
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  1. 1. A Connected Class: Blended Learning in the Information Literacy Classroom <ul><li>Lauren Pressley, Instructional Design Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Kaeley McMahan, Arts Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Wake Forest University </li></ul>
  2. 2. outline ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>z. smith reynolds library information literacy program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>overview of the program, template course </li></ul></ul><ul><li>why we changed our course </li></ul><ul><ul><li>what we have learned, new technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>before and after </li></ul><ul><ul><li>changes, intentions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>fall 2007 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>implementation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>spring 2008 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>results </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. zsr information literacy program ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>12 sections each semester </li></ul><ul><li>librarians from each department teach </li></ul><ul><li>template course </li></ul><ul><li>easy to modify </li></ul>
  4. 4. template course ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>14 classes a semester </li></ul><ul><li>introduce students to the library </li></ul><ul><li>how to do research </li></ul><ul><li>thinking critically about information </li></ul><ul><li>4 assignments, final project </li></ul>
  5. 5. changes: why? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  6. 6. changes: what? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>individuals to groups </li></ul><ul><li>chosen topics to assigned topics </li></ul><ul><li>blackboard to blog </li></ul><ul><li>word to google docs and google notebook </li></ul><ul><li>new topics </li></ul><ul><li>added: quizzing and clickers </li></ul>
  7. 7. new: course implementation ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>fall 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>17 students </li></ul><ul><li>4 groups of 3, 2 groups of 4 </li></ul><ul><li>google docs </li></ul><ul><li>google notebook </li></ul><ul><li>quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>clickers </li></ul><ul><li>blog </li></ul><ul><li>group work and presentation </li></ul>
  8. 8. new: google docs ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>each student created their own </li></ul><ul><li>same edit features as word </li></ul><ul><li>edit and view in real time </li></ul><ul><li>shared with instructors </li></ul><ul><li>track updates and revisions </li></ul><ul><li>grade on the doc </li></ul><ul><li>all assignments in one location </li></ul>
  9. 9. new: google notebook ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>created a notebook for each group </li></ul><ul><li>collated individual work </li></ul><ul><li>collaborative space </li></ul><ul><li>visually appealing for final project </li></ul>
  10. 10. new: quizzes ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>10 1-point quizzes at the start of class </li></ul><ul><li>2-3 questions </li></ul><ul><li>short answer, multiple choice, hotspot </li></ul><ul><li>highlight important topics from the lectures </li></ul>
  11. 11. new: clickers ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>turningpoint software </li></ul><ul><li>Rosalind Tedford created the powerpoint presentations </li></ul><ul><li>not quizzes, not connected to students </li></ul><ul><li>gauge students knowledge before and after lecture </li></ul><ul><li>get feedback during lecture </li></ul>
  12. 12. new: blog ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>main course page </li></ul><ul><li>syllabus, assignments, contact information, etc… </li></ul><ul><li>course updates, communication and reminders </li></ul><ul><li>weekly discussion post </li></ul><ul><li>extra credit </li></ul>
  13. 13. new: group work and presentations ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>information and technology topics assigned </li></ul><ul><li>research in individual assignments </li></ul><ul><li>brought results together for group project </li></ul><ul><li>10 minute presentation </li></ul><ul><li>peer-evaluation of group members </li></ul>
  14. 14. results: google docs ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>easier for us to grade, easier for the students to get comments and feedback </li></ul><ul><li>positive feedback in evaluations </li></ul><ul><li>need to give more formatting information </li></ul><ul><li>made a template for the individual assignment </li></ul><ul><li>created each doc for consistency </li></ul>
  15. 15. results: google notebook ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>one technology too many, removed for January 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>couldn’t see revisions, updates </li></ul><ul><li>group google doc </li></ul><ul><li>group project template </li></ul><ul><li>some groups used for communication </li></ul>
  16. 16. results: quizzes ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>keeps the students engaged in the lectures </li></ul><ul><li>immediate feedback </li></ul><ul><li>emphasizes important points of the lecture </li></ul><ul><li>google app? </li></ul>
  17. 17. results: clickers ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>good interaction with the students </li></ul><ul><li>can immediately gauge students understanding </li></ul><ul><li>positive feedback, students liked the clickers </li></ul><ul><li>some technical difficulties </li></ul>
  18. 18. results: blog ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>great as a central place </li></ul><ul><li>more intuitive than Blackboard </li></ul><ul><li>easy to update and modify </li></ul><ul><li>weekly discussion post had a good response </li></ul><ul><li>broke out sections of the syllabus </li></ul><ul><li>embeded google calendar </li></ul>
  19. 19. results: group work and presentations ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>groups of 3 work well </li></ul><ul><li>more explanation on presentation and project </li></ul><ul><li>incorporate visual element </li></ul><ul><li>sit in groups </li></ul>
  20. 20. questions? feedback? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ <ul><li>contact us </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lauren Pressley, [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kaeley McMahan, [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>course blog, http://blog.zsr.wfu.edu/lib100 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mock course, http://blog.zsr.wfu.edu/demo </li></ul></ul>

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