Student learning outcomes based on the IL objectives; active learning exercises related to the objectives; and creation of lesson plans, activities, etc.Use of tutorials and/or screencasts.
Faculty response has been overwhelmingly positive. Can embed tutorials, screencasts, video, RSS, relevant resources.
Robin kear techniques for effective library instruction
Techniques for Effective Library Instruction Robin Kear Nazarbayev University Library April 2012
Online and in the Classroom Follow the Instruction Cycle Creation of instructional outlines (lesson plans) Use Learning Objectives (discussed in IL slides) Active learning exercises related to objectives Use of tutorials and screencasts LibGuides (or research guides) Evaluation and Assessment
PlanningWho is the audience?What are your instructional goals?What type of instruction?What do they know? What are their research skills?Create a lesson plan?In class exercises? Active learning?Handouts/Pathfinders? LibGuide?Evaluation? Assessment?
Lesson Plans Main Components 1. Objectives/ Learning Outcomes 2. Active Learning 3. Assessment/ Evaluation
Designing the Lesson Dont try to cover too much Make what you teach relevant – real life examples Logical progression of concepts Use memory helpers: Number items or use acronyms to aid memory Repeat key points in different ways Ask questions and summarize
Lesson Plan Form Keeps you organized and prepared Can be used in any instructional setting
Active LearningInvolve the audienceHow? In-class exercise Group Discussion Student Demonstrations Clickers or Cell Phone Surveys Assignment Technology
Example Activity with Objective 2.2.D.1 Demonstrates when it is appropriate to search a particular field (e.g. title, author, subject) Activity: Give students cards with different topics, have students perform the search, and then tell you what works http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/objectivesinformation
Lesson Plan for Public Speaking ClassActive learningexercises To reinforce learning outcomesAssessmentmethod(s) Collaborate with professor
Benefits of Tutorials/Screencasts Delivers Consistent, Accurate Message Short and On-Point Instruction Ease of Use Factor Relieves Instruction Burnout Instant Assessment with Quiz Feature
Examples of Tutorials Developing a Research Topic Avoiding Plagiarism Scholarly Information Keyword Searching Using Databases PITTCAT+http://www.library.pitt.edu/services/classes/infoliteracy/teaching.html
• Online guides to using the library’s resources that can be designed around a subject or for specific classes and assignments.• Can be built around the course syllabus or an assignment to connect students with the specific library resources they will need to be successful.• Faculty can link to the guide or embed it into their CourseWeb class.• http://pitt.libguides.com
Evaluation vs. Assessment Evaluation How well did you teach your class? Assessment What did the students learn? How effective is an instruction program? Student must demonstrate new knowledge Tied to class learning objectives
Why Assess? Three important purposes for assessment: Ensure that students are learning what the institution or profession considers essential skills. Provide a basis for improving learning Satisfy the need for accountability to institution or company by explaining clearly the institution’s goals and accomplishments.
Assessing in the Single Class One Minute Assessment Assessing as you go Questions Quick exercise One minute writing summary Open recap of class Discussion
Methods After a Class Assignments & papers Check sources Skills involved in completing assignment Faculty feedback Pre/post testing Professional projects or performance Student survey