Online Information Literacy Training:  Recipe for Success  Virginia L. Stone,  Education Services Librarian Catharine S. C...
Context <ul><li>Expanding use of technology in higher education landscape </li></ul><ul><li>Desire to bring library resour...
Context Links to VCU Libraries resources were created on both the Blackboard and VCU Portal
How the Project Started <ul><li>Wanted to address needs of distance and non-traditional students </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted ...
What is the information literate student able to do? <ul><ul><li>Knows the nature and extent of the information needed.  <...
Content Organized by ACRL Standards for Information Literacy <ul><li>Standard 1:   Knowing what you need </li></ul><ul><ul...
Use of Blackboard’s Tools for Communication <ul><li>Announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion forum </li></ul><ul><li>Ema...
Announcements
Discussion Board
Usage <ul><li>1157 students enrolled </li></ul><ul><li>Folder   Hits   Percent   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore Databases 4...
Quiz Usage 87 37 Information Skills Check 79 24 PubMed/MEDLINE 75 20 Why & How to Cite Correctly 85 24 MICROMEDEX Average ...
Plans for Future Development <ul><li>Integrate further into curricula </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-test and post-testing </li...
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  • Online Information Literacy Training: Recipe for Success

    1. 1. Online Information Literacy Training: Recipe for Success Virginia L. Stone, Education Services Librarian Catharine S. Canevari, Associate Director, Research and Education Shannon D. Jones, Head, Outreach Services, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, VCU Libraries, Virginia Commonwealth University
    2. 2. Context <ul><li>Expanding use of technology in higher education landscape </li></ul><ul><li>Desire to bring library resources and services to our users </li></ul><ul><li>Developing new pathways to bring library resources and services to the point of need </li></ul>
    3. 3. Context Links to VCU Libraries resources were created on both the Blackboard and VCU Portal
    4. 4. How the Project Started <ul><li>Wanted to address needs of distance and non-traditional students </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted to build a comprehensive information literacy instruction package for all users </li></ul><ul><li>Created a library resource Blackboard course </li></ul><ul><li>Discussed students’ needs with faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Based course modules on ACRL information literacy standards </li></ul>
    5. 5. What is the information literate student able to do? <ul><ul><li>Knows the nature and extent of the information needed. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access needed information effectively and efficiently </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluates information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge base and value system. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understands many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and accesses and uses information ethically and legally. </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Content Organized by ACRL Standards for Information Literacy <ul><li>Standard 1: Knowing what you need </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting Started </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Standard 2: Accessing information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore Databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting Materials </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Standard 3: Evaluation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluating </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Standard 5: Ethics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Citing Sources </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Use of Blackboard’s Tools for Communication <ul><li>Announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion forum </li></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul>
    8. 8. Announcements
    9. 9. Discussion Board
    10. 10. Usage <ul><li>1157 students enrolled </li></ul><ul><li>Folder Hits Percent </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore Databases 49.29% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check Your Skills 20.46% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting Started 11.84% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting Materials 8.03% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Citing Sources 3.36% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluating 4.37% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Welcome 1.2% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact Us 1.06% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Campus Safety 0.39% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total 20963 100% </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Quiz Usage 87 37 Information Skills Check 79 24 PubMed/MEDLINE 75 20 Why & How to Cite Correctly 85 24 MICROMEDEX Average Score Completed by # of Students Quiz Name
    12. 12. Plans for Future Development <ul><li>Integrate further into curricula </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-test and post-testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>File/content sharing with faculty courses, particularly in the School of Nursing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Further use of Live Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Voice announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Usage survey </li></ul><ul><li>Staff development </li></ul>
    13. 13. Questions???

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