promoting lifelong learning in engineering via a one credit information literacy course l.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Promoting Lifelong Learning in Engineering via a One-Credit Information Literacy Course PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Promoting Lifelong Learning in Engineering via a One-Credit Information Literacy Course

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 18

Promoting Lifelong Learning in Engineering via a One-Credit Information Literacy Course - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 192 Views
  • Uploaded on

Promoting Lifelong Learning in Engineering via a One-Credit Information Literacy Course. Edward Eckel, Engineering Librarian Western Michigan University. GE103 at Aquinas College. “Introduction to Information Literacy” One-credit, freshman level, general education

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 'Promoting Lifelong Learning in Engineering via a One-Credit Information Literacy Course' - betty_james


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
promoting lifelong learning in engineering via a one credit information literacy course

Promoting Lifelong Learning in Engineering via a One-Credit Information Literacy Course

Edward Eckel, Engineering Librarian

Western Michigan University

ge103 at aquinas college
GE103 at Aquinas College
  • “Introduction to Information Literacy”
  • One-credit, freshman level, general education
  • 8 weeks long (hour and a quarter/week)
  • Required of all incoming freshmen
  • Originated in Fall 2002 by Shellie Jeffries
  • Mandated by Aquinas administration (top-down)
skill set taught acrl
Skill Set Taught - ACRL
  • Determine the nature and extent of the information needed
  • Access needed information effectively and efficiently
  • Evaluate information and its sources critically
  • Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
lifelong learning
Lifelong Learning

“Half-life of an engineer’s knowledge is less than five years.”

Leah Jamieson

measuring the skill set
Measuring the Skill Set
  • Pre/Post tests
  • Weekly homework assignments
  • Final project – pathfinder (annotated bibliography)
pretest
Pretest
  • Freshmen given opportunity to test out
  • Pretest is given in the summer before freshman year
  • 45 minute blocks during orientation activities
  • Test out score is >75%
  • Fall 2005: 23 out of 418 tested out
pretest7
Pretest
  • 25 multiple-choice
  • 15 short answer
  • Short answer questions include story problem
  • Story problem designed to test the ability to generate keywords and create online search statements or strategies
you ve been given the assignment to write a 7 10 page paper discussing this thesis statement
You’ve been given the assignment to write a 7-10 page paper discussing this thesis statement:

“The federal government should devote more money to renewable energy research so society’s dependence on foreign oil is lessened.”

slide9
Write the main keywords for the thesis statement above, plus some synonyms/alternatives for those keywords.
slide10
A. Write the main keywords for the thesis statement above, plus some synonyms/alternatives for those keywords.
grading rubric part a
Grading Rubric – Part A

Fair: Identifies keywords (4 pts)

Good: Identifies the most appropriate keywords and a few synonyms (5 pts)

Excellent: Identifies the most appropriate keywords and the most relevant synonyms

(6 pts)

slide12

B. Write the search statement(s) you would type in when searching an online database; incorporate as many tools in your search statement as you can to make your search efficient and effective

sample answers
Sample answers

Federal AND (oil OR petroleum) AND polic* (limit by date and to peer-reviewed journals)

“energy policy” AND (oil OR petroleum) AND federal AND (opec OR foreign)

grading rubric part b
Grading Rubric – Part B

Fair: Two or more synonyms/alternative keywords, Boolean operators (3 pts)

Good: Two or more synonyms/alternative keywords, Boolean operators, phrase searching, parentheses (5 pts)

Excellent: All of above plus truncation, limiting to peer-reviewed articles; searching in specific field, etc. (7 pts)

posttests
Posttests
  • Final Exam, taken in class
  • 50 multiple-choice questions
  • 15 short answer
  • Research topic sentence is usually different for each class
engineering education
Engineering Education
  • Examples of contexts:
    • Senior design projects or other capstone
    • Background in scholarly research for future graduate students
    • Writing-intensive courses (such as at WMU)
    • Can be integrated into existing technical communications courses
ethical use of information
Ethical Use of Information
  • Not covered in GE103 – time constraints
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Can be integrated into engineering ethics courses