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Real Deal Information Literacy


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With Janet Cottrell

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Real Deal Information Literacy

  1. 1. “Real Deal”InformationLiteracy Designing & implementing meaningful instruction and assessmentJanet Cottrell & Sarah Faye CohenChamplain College, Burlington,Vermont, USA
  2. 2. What does IL instruction look like?
  3. 3. It looks like.. Databases Catalogs Boolean & keyword searching Citation styles ...otherwise known as libraries.
  4. 4. How does “real deal” ILdiffer from other IL models?
  5. 5. The focus of instruction.  Library-centric instruction revolves around introducing students to the library, its resources, and how to use those resources in an academic context.
  6. 6. Real Deal IL does not focus onthe library  Real Deal instruction is “info-centric”, focusing on the wider information landscape.
  7. 7. What does that look likein the classroom?
  8. 8. Understanding searchhabits and preferences
  9. 9. Where do you like to getinformation? TV Other People 5% 5% 25% The The 296 Web Web 65% People 97 TV 20 Other 20 Total 393
  10. 10. How do you search? Yahoo 2% Bing 5% Google The 86% Library Google 357 4% Yahoo 10 Bing 20 Other The Library 18 3% Other 13 Total 418
  11. 11. Filter Bubbles Getting to know the real web. Unraveling the implications of personalization of information. Familiarizing students with business of information.
  12. 12. Where their idea ends & yoursbegins Exploring the ethics behind sharing ideas and content. Directly related to professional situations. Plagiarism in wider context.
  13. 13. What else makes it RealDeal?
  14. 14. Students say it matters to them: 2011:Ranked Technology and Information Literacy as most important of 7 college competencies
  15. 15. Students say it matters to them: And ranked first in satisfaction with the College’s contribution to their development of this competency
  16. 16. What else makes it RealDeal?
  17. 17. Authentic Assessment: How can we measure student progress?
  18. 18. Measuring student outcomes  We thought we would use standard tests…. But they don’t work well in our environment….
  19. 19. “Real deal” assessment We needed something less “test-track,” more real-world Basedon actual student work
  20. 20. “Real deal” assessment  Mirrors the reflective focus of curriculum  Includes evaluation of reflective writing
  21. 21. “Real deal” assessment “Map” our desired student outcomes to course rubrics Allows us to embed our assessment directly in course…and also track our “route”
  22. 22. “Real deal” assessment  Portfolio-based  Student work, faculty feedback  Allows us to capture and track progress by group or individual
  23. 23. Results to date Class of 2012 - Overall Information Literacy Achievement Did not Meet or Nearly Met Expecations Met or Exceeded 23% Expecations 77%
  24. 24. Results to date Class of 2012 Information Literacy Developmental Path 100% % Students Meeting or Exceeding 95% 90% 85% Defining the Task Expectations 80% Considering Sources 75% Selecting Sources 70% 65% Using Information 60% Attribution 55% 50% FY SO JR
  25. 25. Real Deal asks librarians hardquestions Do we want our students to know something about libraries? Or, something about information? Do we want our students to have skills that work in every information environment, or just ours?
  26. 26. Real Deal requires a shift in ourthinking Away from success in an assignment. Info-centric instruction enables student success when they are no longer our students.
  27. 27. Thank you.Questions?Janet Cottrell: cottrell@champlain.eduSarah Cohen: