Beyond Worksheets: Using Instructional Technologies for Authentic Assessment of Student Learning (ACRL)
This webcast will discuss the importance of designing authentic learning activities tied to information literacy learning outcomes. Learn about a number of instructional technologies that provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate learning while engaging in higher-order skills such as critical thinking, synthesis, and analysis of information. Engage in analysis of several tech tools and assessment techniques for use in varied instructional scenarios.
Diane McNutt and Jane Light, Silicon Valley Reads, will describe this library’s "one book-one community" program in Santa Clara (Calif.) County. Its 2012 program, "Muslim and American -Two Perspectives," featured two books written by American Muslims, ("The Muslim Next Door" by Sumbul Ali-Karamali and "The Butterfly Mosque" by G. Willow Wilson). More than 100 programs were presented, including author readings, panel discussions, films, an open house evening at a local mosque and an art exhibit.
Looking for strategies to help learners self-assess their ability to apply the Standards for the 21st-Century Learner? In this webinar, participants will design assessment strategies that will enable learners to gauge their ability to apply the information literacy standards as they gather, evaluate and use information. Participants will also use the evidence gathered from learner self-assessments to assess instructional outcomes. Examples of assessment strategies will be provided and access to an information literacy assessment strategies pathfinder.
Inquiry and literacy – are they one and the same or complementary processes? Participants explore different inquiry models and how literacy can be instilled throughout.
Librarians Collaborate! Working Across Two-and Four-Year Institutions to Teach Transfer Students Information Literacy Skills (ACRL)
Learn how librarians at a university and community college collaborated to enhance information literacy instruction for transfer students. Ideas for designing a collaborative professional development workshop to enhance communication and design information literacy student learning outcomes at two and four year institutions will be shared.
Makerspaces are gaining popularity in public libraries across the U.S. These innovative spots introduce library patrons to tools, like 3D printers and makerbots, not normally found in the library and offer patrons the opportunity to explore their interests, use new tools, and develop creative projects. Join webinar presenter, Lauren Britton, developer of the “Fayetteville Fab Lab” at the Fayetteville (N.Y.) Free Library, to learn all about makerspaces including what they are, why your library should think about developing one, and what elements need to be incorporated.
Two years ago, it was estimated that over 500,000,000 GB of data is created online every 48 hours. To put that into perspective, it is the same amount of information we created from the dawn of civilization until 2003. Undoubtedly, this is a mind-bending number, but also totally believable, living in a world of Tweets, Pinning, Tumbling, status updates and instantaneous sharing. The amount of information that has already been indexed online and the amount that is being added everyday is enough to overwhelm even the sharpest of researchers.