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  • 2nd part - educational reform - consistent with what others are talking about
  • Big6.onlinecourse.webinar

    1. 1. Using the Big6 in Online Courses Rob Darrow Sept. 22, 2011 [email_address]
    2. 2. Big 6 Webinar Websites <ul><li>Rob’s Wiki of this presentation - </li></ul><ul><li>Rob’s Wiki of this presentation - </li></ul><ul><li>Big6 Wiki - </li></ul><ul><li>Big6 – </li></ul>
    3. 3. A Little About Me <ul><li>Clovis, CA – Central California </li></ul><ul><li>21 year old daughter – in college </li></ul><ul><li>Educator, 33 years (Grades K-8) </li></ul><ul><li>Principal, Clovis Online School </li></ul><ul><li>Doctorate/Dissertation: Online Learning </li></ul><ul><li>10 years Online Learning Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Retired. </li></ul><ul><li>Big6 user and trainer - 20 years </li></ul>
    4. 4. A Little About You <ul><li>Name, Job </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Big6 </li></ul><ul><li>Experience with Online Learning </li></ul>
    5. 5. Goals for Today <ul><li>Quick review of Big6 </li></ul><ul><li>Identify engaging online lessons/units/courses </li></ul><ul><li>Identify how to integrate in Big6 into Online Courses </li></ul>
    6. 6. Put the Big6 Framework into Online Resources <ul><li>Integrate with current units of instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Create units integrated with Big6 </li></ul><ul><li>Add Big6 framework to online units/courses </li></ul>
    7. 7. My Thoughts <ul><li>In an information rich society, you need more trained professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Students NEED trained teachers and professionals to guide them in how to use information – both print and digital </li></ul><ul><li>More critical to have trained teachers and teacher-librarians guiding students in the use of information than ever before! </li></ul>
    8. 8. Disclaimer: Not Discussing <ul><li>Network/connection/filtering issues </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright </li></ul><ul><li>Is online learning good or bad </li></ul><ul><li>Does online learning lead to better student achievement, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>How do I know if a student is doing their work online? </li></ul>
    9. 9. Clayton Christensen Book: Disrupting Class (2008) <ul><li>By 2019, 50% of high school students will be taking courses online </li></ul>
    10. 10. Online Course Enrollments <ul><li>Online course enrollment increased by 30% or more every year for the past 5 years </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community College </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colleges and Universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sloan Consortium Reports - </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Implementation: CONTEXT!! <ul><li>WARNING! </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching information & technology skills out of context is hazardous to your students ’ health. </li></ul>
    12. 12. The Big 6 - Its all about… <ul><li>The use of information </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing information </li></ul><ul><li>Sifting/Evaluating reliability of information </li></ul><ul><li>Producing quality information </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching kids how to do this so they better achieve! </li></ul><ul><li>(Face-to-face OR Online) </li></ul>
    13. 13. 1. Task Definition 2. Info Seeking Strategies 3. Location & Access 4. Use of Information 5. Synthesis 6. Evaluation Information & Technology Literacy Quick Review: The Big6 ™
    14. 14. Name the Big6 Stage <ul><li>Note Taking Skills - </li></ul><ul><li>Thesis or Question – ** </li></ul><ul><li>Project Based Checklists - </li></ul>
    15. 15. Name the Big6 Stage <ul><li>Create – A – Graph - </li></ul><ul><li>Top Search Engines for Kids - </li></ul><ul><li>Infopeople’s Best Search Tools - </li></ul>
    16. 16. Answers in Big6 Framework TASK DEFINITION Thesis or Question – ** INFO SEEKING STRATEGIES Infopeople’s Best Search Tools - LOCATION & ACCESS Top Search Engines for Kids - USE OF INFORMATION Note Taking Skills - SYNTHESIS Create – A – Graph - EVALUATION Project Based Checklists -
    17. 17. My Educational/Big6 Journey <ul><li>Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Library Media Teacher / Big6 Context </li></ul><ul><li>Online Learning Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>District Coordinator of Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Grant Project Director </li></ul><ul><li>Finished doctorate (Dissertation about online charter schools) </li></ul><ul><li>Principal, Online Charter School </li></ul><ul><li>Retired – </li></ul>
    18. 18. The Big6 Web Activity <ul><li>Acronym: TILUSE </li></ul><ul><li>T ask Definition </li></ul><ul><li>I nformation Seeking Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>L ocation and Access </li></ul><ul><li>U se of Information </li></ul><ul><li>S ynthesis </li></ul><ul><li>E valuation </li></ul>
    19. 19. What currently exists? <ul><li>Library Websites – </li></ul><ul><li>Information Literacy Websites - </li></ul><ul><li>Library Guides - </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Library Wikis - </li></ul><ul><li>Library Blogs – </li></ul><ul><li>Library Nings - </li></ul><ul><li>Library Pathfinders - </li></ul>
    20. 20. What currently exists? <ul><li>Library Live Binders - </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Library Conference (Nov. 2-3) - </li></ul><ul><li>Online Courses - </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Libraries (Florida Virtual School) - </li></ul><ul><li>Online Library Chat/Help - </li></ul>
    21. 21. In Big6 Framework TASK DEFINITION Chat Room/Instant Message; Email INFO SEEKING STRATEGIES Chat/IM. Discussion / Message Board LOCATION & ACCESS Wiki, LibGuides, YouTube USE OF INFORMATION Wiki SYNTHESIS Wiki, LibGuide, Library Website, Blog, Live Binder, Virtual Library, YouTube, Virtual Library Conference Nov. 1-3 EVALUATION Chat; Email; Video Conferencing; Google+ HangOut
    22. 22. The Bottom Line Use of the Big6 Effective users of information (information literacy) Better jobs
    23. 23. The Key: <ul><li>Become an Embedded Librarian and/or Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded Librarian: </li></ul>
    24. 24. What are the important components of a curriculum unit or course?
    25. 25. Important Curriculum Components <ul><li>Align to standards </li></ul><ul><li>Objective/Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging Content (e.g. text, video, images, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of Activities (e.g. webquest, simulations, scaffolding) </li></ul>
    26. 26. 4 Components – Online Course Lessons <ul><li>Objective </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction (what the lesson will teach students) </li></ul><ul><li>Content (Student friendly narrative which includes text, images, and videos as needed) </li></ul><ul><li>Assignment or Activity or Assessment </li></ul>
    27. 27. Examples in the Format <ul><li>Math - </li></ul><ul><li>Science – </li></ul><ul><li>English – </li></ul><ul><li>History – </li></ul><ul><li>PE - </li></ul><ul><li>Other Courses - </li></ul>
    28. 28. Examples of Online Courses Do they meet our criteria? <ul><li>See - </li></ul>
    29. 29. Remember: Research = Big6 skills
    30. 30. Remember: Research = Big6 skills <ul><li>Anytime you see “research” in an online course, insert in the “Big6” </li></ul>
    31. 31. Examples of Online Lessons in Big6 Framework <ul><li>Eng10 - </li></ul>
    32. 32. Put the Big6 Framework into Online Resources <ul><li>Integrate with current units of instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Any lesson you put online, put in the Big6 framework </li></ul><ul><li>Create units integrated with Big6 </li></ul><ul><li>Add Big6 framework to online units/courses </li></ul>
    33. 33. Become the Big6! <ul><li>Put what you already do in the Big6 framework </li></ul><ul><li>Embed yourself into tech rich lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Embed yourself into online course development </li></ul>
    34. 34. Resources for Implementation <ul><li>One another – teachers you work with </li></ul><ul><li>Your school library </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop Wiki – </li></ul><ul><li>Big6 Website – </li></ul><ul><li>Rob (by Email) </li></ul><ul><li>Homework? </li></ul>
    35. 35. Summary <ul><li>Information-rich and complex world. </li></ul><ul><li>Information & technology literacy – essential skills for the information age. </li></ul><ul><li>The Big6 – powerful approach to information literacy – can implement immediately. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology – gains meaning if learned and used in a Big6 context. </li></ul><ul><li>Fully integrates in face-to-face and online classes: 1+1=1 . </li></ul>
    36. 36. Implementation: CONTEXT!! <ul><li>WARNING! </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching information & technology skills out of context is hazardous to your students ’ health. </li></ul>
    37. 37. Final Thoughts <ul><li>&quot;There are two fundamental equalizers in life: </li></ul><ul><li>the Internet and education.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>-John Chambers, CEO, Cisco Systems, 1999 </li></ul>
    38. 38. Rob Darrow Big6 Trainer [email_address]