pathways for assessing scientific literacy fluency in technology and information literacy l.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Pathways for Assessing Scientific Literacy, Fluency in Technology, and Information Literacy PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Pathways for Assessing Scientific Literacy, Fluency in Technology, and Information Literacy

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 32

Pathways for Assessing Scientific Literacy, Fluency in Technology, and Information Literacy - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 310 Views
  • Uploaded on

Pathways for Assessing Scientific Literacy, Fluency in Technology, and Information Literacy. Kathleen Warner, PhD Janet Zimmer, PhD Elizabeth Mulherrin, MLIS. Agenda. Overview of University of Maryland University College, UMUC Scientific Literacy Kathleen Warner Fluency in Technology

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Pathways for Assessing Scientific Literacy, Fluency in Technology, and Information Literacy' - Lucy


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
pathways for assessing scientific literacy fluency in technology and information literacy

Pathways for Assessing Scientific Literacy, Fluency in Technology, andInformation Literacy

Kathleen Warner, PhD

Janet Zimmer, PhD

Elizabeth Mulherrin, MLIS

agenda
Agenda
  • Overview of University of Maryland University College, UMUC
  • Scientific Literacy
    • Kathleen Warner
  • Fluency in Technology
    • Janet Zimmer
  • Information Literacy
    • Elizabeth Mulherrin
  • Questions
  • Hands-On Activity
university of maryland university college
University of Maryland University College
  • One of 11 degree-granting institutions within USM
  • Open university of the state of Maryland and the United States
  • Profile of Students
    • Adult
    • Part-time
    • Average age is 32 yrs
  • Serves Maryland, military personnel and undergraduate students worldwide
  • Online courses
university of maryland university college4
University of Maryland University College
  • General Education Requirements
  • Core Learning Areas
    • Scientific Literacy
    • Information Literacy
    • Fluency in Technology
  • Learning Outcomes Assessment of Core Learning Areas
    • Maryland Higher Education Commission, MHEC
    • Middle States
  • UMUC’s Office of Outcomes Assessment
scientific literacy
Scientific Literacy

UMUC Core Learning Area Definition:

Demonstrate the ability to understand key concepts and principles of the natural sciences and apply these principles appropriately within their lives

scientific literacy6
Scientific Literacy
  • BIOL 101, fulfills General Education Science Requirement
  • Common Final Exam
    • Exam Chair
    • Faculty collaboration
  • Tool for university wide assessment of scientific literacy
scientific literacy7
Scientific Literacy
  • Alignment
    • Course Objectives
    • Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) Objectives
    • National Objectives Missing
      • National Science Teachers Association
      • American Association for the Advancement of Science Project 2061
scientific literacy8
Scientific Literacy
  • National Scientific Literacy Standards
    • Areas of Conceptual Understanding
  • COMAR, Objectives for General Education Courses in Biological and Physical Sciences
  • BIOL 101 Course Objectives
scientific literacy9
Scientific Literacy
  • Construction of the Tool, BIOL 101 Final Exam
    • 40 multiple choice questions
    • 6 essay questions
  • 15 Course Objectives
  • Mapped each Multiple Choice Question to Course Objective
scientific literacy10
Scientific Literacy
  • Pilot of 6 online sections and 6 face-to-face sections in fall
  • All sections in spring
  • Item analysis
  • Objective Analysis
fluency in technology fit
Fluency in Technology (FIT)

UMUC Core Learning Area Definition:

Demonstrate an understanding of information technology broadly enough to apply technology productively to academic studies, work, and everyday life

fluency in technology fit13
Fluency in Technology (FIT)
  • University System of Maryland Board of Regents Resolution – January 21, 2001
    • Defined minimum technology fluency standards for all graduates of University System of Maryland students
    • Standards identified in three areas:
      • Skills competencies
      • Foundation concepts
      • Intellectual capabilities
fluency in technology fit14
Fluency in Technology (FIT)
  • Skills Competencies
    • Using a word processor
    • Using a graphics and/or artwork package
    • Using the Internet effectively
    • Using a computer to communicate with others
    • Using a spreadsheet
    • Using a database system
    • Using instructional materials
fluency in technology fit15
Fluency in Technology (FIT)
  • Foundation Concepts
    • What a computer is and how a computer works
    • Information systems
    • Networks
    • Digital representation of information
    • Limitations of information technology
    • Societal impact of information and information technology
fluency in technology fit16
Fluency in Technology (FIT)
  • Intellectual Capability Competencies
    • Managing complexity
    • Organizing and navigating information structures
    • Evaluating information
    • Collaborating
    • Anticipating changing technologies
fluency in technology fit17
Fluency in Technology (FIT)
  • Challenge
    • graduation-level requirements but no capstone course to evaluate
    • Provost determined that successful course completion not sufficient evidence that graduates have satisfied requirements
fluency in technology fit18
Fluency in Technology (FIT)
  • IFSM 201 – Computer-based Systems chosen as a class that addressed 15 of the 18 competencies
    • IFSM 201 a required GER course for all UMUC students
    • Course modified to ensure that all competencies were addressed in course objectives, online modules, and class activities
fluency in technology fit19
Fluency in Technology (FIT)
  • Common final exam for the course created
    • Official common final exam
      • 75 multiple choice questions
      • 5 essay questions (not reported as part of the assessment)
    • Administered for the first time in Fall 2003
    • Item analysis of results from 4 pilot exams used to create exams for institutional-level reporting to the Office of Outcomes Assessment in 2006
fluency in technology fit21
Fluency in Technology (FIT)
  • Implications and Recommendations
    • Changes to the exam
    • Curricular changes
    • Instructional practices
information literacy
Information Literacy
  • Elizabeth Mulherrin
information literacy23
Information Literacy

UMUC Core Learning Area Definition:

Demonstrate the ability to use libraries and other information resources to effectively locate, select, and evaluate needed information

information literacy24
Information Literacy
  • LIBS 150 a required 1-credit information literacy course within 18 credit hours
  • Foundation course with objectives mapped to national standards
  • Institutional level assessment in Information Literacy Core Learning Area with course embedded common final exam
  • Exam items mapped to course goals and national information literacy standards (ACRL)
information literacy25
Information Literacy
  • Item analysis of final exams since 2001
  • Qualitative analysis of student course evaluations 2002-2004
  • Course revisions in 2003 and 2005
  • New common exam piloted in 2005-2006
  • Exam revisions planned for 2007
pathways for assessing information literacy
Pathways for Assessing Information Literacy

You are searching for articles on the potential health risks of genetically modified foods for children with food allergies. Which of the following search strategies would most likely retrieve relevant articles on the topic?a. allerg* AND child* AND genetically modified foods b. genetically modified foods AND healthc. (nutrition OR allergies) AND child*

pathways for assessing fluency in technology
Pathways for Assessing Fluency in Technology

What is a written guideline that helps determine whether a specific computer action is ethical or unethical?

a. Digital Copyright Act

b. IT Code of Conduct

c. Authorized Use Policy

d. License Agreement

pathways for assessing scientific literacy
Pathways for Assessing Scientific Literacy

The control center of the cell that contains the cell’s chromosomes is called the _______________.

a. endoplasmic reticulum

b. mitochondrion

c. nucleus

d. ribosome

pathways for assessing scientific literacy fluency in technology and information literacy32

Pathways for Assessing Scientific Literacy, Fluency in Technology, andInformation Literacy

Questions