Bringing Information Literacy into the Social Sphere A Case Study Using Social Software to Teach Information Literacy at WFU
Plan for Today <ul><ul><li>Overview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>History/Background </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theoretical F...
Who is Wake Forest University? <ul><ul><li>Private, co-ed liberal arts institution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Located in W...
History of IL @ WFU <ul><ul><li>One-credit elective class began in 2003 with 9 sections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>14 clas...
What is IL? <ul><ul><li>A foundational approach to learning and education? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills and competenc...
Models & meta-models <ul><ul><li>Popular Models </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ACRL  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><...
Who are our Students & What Do They Know? <ul><ul><li>Next generation information seeking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>&...
Our Emerging Model <ul><ul><li>Our first classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ instructors lacked enthusiasm for the to...
Our Current Model
Technologies Used in ZSR  <ul><ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clickers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Videos </...
facebook Case Study
CMS Components <ul><ul><li>facebook components </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>facebook group as our primary location </li>...
Class Content Highlights <ul><ul><li>Class 6 -  Remix Class  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Concept: Intellectual property...
Assessments <ul><ul><li>Mix of individual & group work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Define a research question </li></ul...
Reactions – What did they like? <ul><ul><li>Research tools, organization/searching, scholarly vs. popular resources </li><...
Reactions – What is IL? <ul><ul><li>Emphasis on skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Resource discovery, working with ele...
Reactions – Tool familiarity
Pre-course  Academic facebook use
Post-course facebook reactions <ul><ul><li>67% would encourage facebook use in classrooms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theme...
Observations & Next Steps <ul><ul><li>Building on overall positive feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problems with free ...
Contact Information <ul><ul><li>Erik Mitchell </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
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Bringing Information Literacy into the Social Sphere: A Case Study Using Social Software to Teach Information Literacy at WFU

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Bringing Information Literacy into the Social Sphere: A Case Study Using Social Software to Teach Information Literacy at WFU

  1. 1. Bringing Information Literacy into the Social Sphere A Case Study Using Social Software to Teach Information Literacy at WFU
  2. 2. Plan for Today <ul><ul><li>Overview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>History/Background </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theoretical Framework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Case Study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Findings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Future Plans </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Who is Wake Forest University? <ul><ul><li>Private, co-ed liberal arts institution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Located in Winston-Salem, NC (since 1956) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total enrollment: 6700 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FT faculty: 487 / Adjunct faculty: 267 </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. History of IL @ WFU <ul><ul><li>One-credit elective class began in 2003 with 9 sections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>14 classes covered traditional IL topics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum template developed for Blackboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased demand – now 12 classes per semester </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 1500 students so far </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What is IL? <ul><ul><li>A foundational approach to learning and education? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills and competencies related to information seeking and use? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contextual skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Generalized process knowledge </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An dialogue between individuals, social contexts, and technology? </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Models & meta-models <ul><ul><li>Popular Models </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ACRL </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Know, access, evaluate, use, and ethical/legal </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>UNESCO </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Process, information consumer </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Socio-technical model </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communication, connections, interactions </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meta-models </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shapiro-Hughes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tool, resource, social- structural, research, publishing ,emerging tech, critical) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sundin </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Source, behavioral, process, communication </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Who are our Students & What Do They Know? <ul><ul><li>Next generation information seeking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Why Professor Johnny can’t read&quot; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Is Google making us stupid?&quot; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Google generation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our philosophical assumptions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>They have specific but not generalized IL skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Research has changed, format driven IL is not relevant </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on info current issues/context, use skills to connect concepts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The course should occur in student’s information space </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Our Emerging Model <ul><ul><li>Our first classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ instructors lacked enthusiasm for the topic” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tech-centric, but skill based </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EndNote Enters the Picture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Continues to be “most valued” skill </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student-Driven </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Attempt to leave instructor managed CMS behind </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student shaped research on Information Issues </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Incorporated theoretical content </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rapid course development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Current issues </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shared editing </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Our Current Model
  10. 10. Technologies Used in ZSR <ul><ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clickers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skill quizzes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Libguides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Endnote </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zotero </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Freemind </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ZSR Library Toolkit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Image labeler </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. facebook Case Study
  12. 12. CMS Components <ul><ul><li>facebook components </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>facebook group as our primary location </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Wiki Project as our course syllabus & student work area </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion board </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>facebook applications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non facebook components </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ZSR wiki for Freemind presentations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Endnote </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blackboard for grades </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Class Content Highlights <ul><ul><li>Class 6 - Remix Class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Concept: Intellectual property, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Skill: Citation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Class 7  - Research Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Concept: Research management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Skill: Endnote </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Class 8 - Information Organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Concept: Indexing impacts discovery </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Skill: Connecting the descriptive act & complex searching, Google image labeler </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Assessments <ul><ul><li>Mix of individual & group work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Define a research question </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scope statement/background information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find/evaluate/cite information resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation and essay </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog posting/class discussion </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Reactions – What did they like? <ul><ul><li>Research tools, organization/searching, scholarly vs. popular resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EndNote, privacy, evaluation, research process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alerts/RSS, overviews, presentations, remix culture </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Reactions – What is IL? <ul><ul><li>Emphasis on skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Resource discovery, working with electronic formats, citation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conceptual knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Direct relationship to skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation (90%), information issues (76%), organization standards (62%) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Reactions – Tool familiarity
  18. 18. Pre-course Academic facebook use
  19. 19. Post-course facebook reactions <ul><ul><li>67% would encourage facebook use in classrooms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Themes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Familiarity with technology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Novelty/fun </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interface design </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Academic vs. social space </li></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Observations & Next Steps <ul><ul><li>Building on overall positive feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problems with free platforms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How are we approaching this fall? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Moving back into library owned/licensed space </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Keeping distributed CMS model </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>facebook as launch point, blog platform </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Libguides as syllabus </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki as collaborative workspace </li></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Contact Information <ul><ul><li>Erik Mitchell </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Susan Smith </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul>

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