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Merging Technology Literacy with Information Literacy: Smooth Sailing or Rough Waters?. Michelle Toth SUNY Plattsburgh. General Education at PSU.

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merging technology literacy with information literacy smooth sailing or rough waters

Merging Technology Literacy with Information Literacy: Smooth Sailing or Rough Waters?

Michelle Toth

SUNY Plattsburgh

general education at psu
General Education at PSU

Information and Technology Literacy --Courses in this category will ensure that students have mastered the skills and concepts basic to information and technology literacy. Students will demonstrate the ability to “perform the basic operations of personal computer use; understand and use basic research techniques; and locate, evaluate and synthesize information from a variety of sources” (SUNY Required Learning Outcomes). Courses in this category will focus on the ability to use technology effectively and the ability to filter, analyze, and critique information and experience (Plattsburgh General Education Objectives). 1 credit

general education at psu3
General Education at PSU

Information and Technology Literacy -- Courses in this category will ensure that students have mastered the skills and concepts basic to information and technology literacy. Students will demonstrate the ability to “perform the basic operations of personal computer use; understand and use basic research techniques; and locate, evaluate and synthesize information from a variety of sources” (SUNY Required Learning Outcomes). Courses in this category will focus on the ability to use technology effectively and the ability to filter, analyze, and critique information and experience (Plattsburgh General Education Objectives). 1 credit

taking the plunge
Taking the Plunge
  • No other department on campus stepped forward
  • Created LIB102 & LIB105 to replace the LIB101 course starting Fall 2004
first the integration issues
First, the Integration Issues:

Defining ‘basic’ technology literacy

  • National Research Council’s Being Fluent with Information Technology (1999)
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First, the Integration Issues:

Technology Literate Librarians

  • Summer professional development workshops- Word, PowerPoint, Excel, FrontPage
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First, the Integration Issues:

How to incorporate these new objectives into our existing course.

  • Collection of shared tutorials, links, datasets, and assignments
  • ‘Post Mortem’ meetings
sharing the experience
Sharing the Experience
  • Common Course Objectives
  • Student Survey for the courses
time to reflect assess
Time to Reflect & Assess
  • Are we meeting students’ needs?
  • Are our original objectives still valid?
  • What do we need to update/revise?
assessment process
Assessment Process
  • Survey of LIB instructors
  • Survey of Campus Faculty
  • Review of other campus survey data
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Survey of LIB instructors
  • What technologies are you including in your course?
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Survey of LIB instructors
  • What technology issues are you including in your course?

Technology Issues Covered in Class(Respondents averaged 4 issues, with a low of 2 and a high of 7)

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Survey of LIB instructors
  • Add to Objectives:
  • Course Management system (Angel)
  • Focus on information management technologies, RSS, citation software, etc…
  • Revisions or updates for the course technology objectives?
  • Remove from Objectives:
  • Banner
  • E-mail
  • Basic computer operating skills
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Survey of LIB instructors
  • Revisions or updates for the technology questions in LIB student survey?

Suggest Removing:

Banner, E-mail, Online Tutorials

Need to Clarify:

Use/purpose of Software

Economic and Social Issues of Info.

Potential and Limits of Tech

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Survey of Campus Faculty
  • What Software /Technology do you require your students to use for your courses?

Software Required in Classes

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Survey of Campus Faculty
  • For the basic Microsoft Office products supported on campus, what features/functions do you believe students should know how to use?
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Survey of Campus Faculty
  • Please identify what computer/software/ technology skills you think all students at PSU should have before they leave as graduates.
for those keeping score
For Those Keeping Score:

Software Required in Classes

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For Those Keeping Score:

Software Required in Classes

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For Those Keeping Score:

Software Required in Classes

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For Those Keeping Score:

Software Required in Classes

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For Those Keeping Score:

Software Required in Classes

review of other campus survey data
Review of Other Campus Survey Data
  • LIB Student Surveys
  • Gen Ed Assessment results
  • ECAR Survey: Students & Information Technology in Higher Education (2007)
gen ed assessment tech questions
Gen Ed Assessment: Tech Questions

26 Tech Questions, 11 scored below 73%

psu ecar survey
PSU ECAR Survey
  • 27% of students have family incomes less than $30K (16% nationally)
  • 59% prefer a moderate amount of IT in their classes, 5% full IT, 2% no IT
  • Students wanted more training on the technology required in courses
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PSU ECAR Survey
  • Spreadsheets & Charts
    • 51% use at least monthly, 16% do not use
    • 33% rate their skills as very good or excellent
    • 40% first used it in HS, 25% in College
  • Presentations
    • 50% use at least monthly, 5% do not use
    • 59% rate their skills as very good or excellent
    • 48% first used it in HS, 34% in College
meeting students needs
Meeting Students’ Needs?
  • Good match between software covered in LIB courses and those required in other courses
  • Students still want and need academic technology instruction
original objectives
Original Objectives?
  • Need to match LIB objectives and survey questions to actual course content
  • Clarify technology objectives and make them more specific
the smooth sailing
The Smooth Sailing
  • 4 Years of successful LIB courses
  • Atmosphere of continuing professional development
  • Generally Positive feedback from Students:“i went into this class because my advisor told me too. I was supposed to have taken it Freshman year but I always thought I knew a lot. I was surprised about the new things I learned from it. Very good class. highly recommended”
the rough waters
The Rough Waters
  • LIB sections can be vastly different in technologies covered, and what features are taught – can we/should we be more consistent?
  • A thin and increasingly muddy line between info and tech elements
  • Ongoing Workload Issues
what is next
What is Next?
  • Discussions at Instruction Unit Level
    • Recommendations based on data collected
    • A schedule for ongoing assessments/updates
    • Framework for discussion with Library Faculty on technology literacy in LIB courses
resources citations
Resources & Citations
  • LIB102/105 Objectives and the collection of Teaching Resources can be found at: http://www.plattsburgh.edu/library/instruction/lib101.php
  • Copies of this presentation, the LIB Student Survey, LIB Instructor Survey and the Faculty Survey are linked on my webpage: http://faculty.plattsburgh.edu/michelle.toth/
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