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  1. Douglas Cook, D.EdShippensburg U. of PAdlcook@ship.edu Ship to Shore: An Online Information Literacy Tutorial Using BlackBoard Distance Education Software Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  2. Shippensburg University • PA State System of Higher Ed. • 7,500 students • Primarily resident campus Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  3. Why is a nice, little, resident liberal arts college messing about with ‘Distance Ed.’ technology? Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  4. Why a BlackBoard Tutorial? • SSHE has been experimenting with distance education • SU President encourages faculty to experiment with technology • SU Library Dean includes technology in her definition of Information Literacy Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  5. Why a BlackBoard Tutorial? • Large group of graduate commuters who want off-campus access • Undergrads expect digital services Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  6. Why a BlackBoard Tutorial? • “If they can’t get it from their computers in their dorm rooms, they feel that they aren’t responsible for it” SU faculty member Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  7. How we got started • Official “charge” from the SU President to the Library Dean to the Library faculty • …give the students a “distance education experience” Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  8. The Task Force • Created a task force in January of 2001 • Doug Cook – Ref. and Inst. Librarian • Berk Laite – Ref. Coordinator Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  9. Planning Issues • New ACRL Info Literacy Standards • A look at other tutorials • College Writing Faculty • BlackBoard Software • Students Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  10. ACRL Info Literacy Standards • Pre-Search • Actual Search • Post-Search • Using Information acquired in the Search • Economic, legal, and social issues regarding information Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

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  15. Tutorial Content Outline • Digital Information Environment Activating prior knowledge and then building on that • SU Electronic Databases What we have traditionally taught • Critically Thinking about Digital Resources New territory Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  16. 1. Digital Information Environment • What is Information Literacy • Choosing a Topic Searching the Web Keywords and Search Strategies Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  17. 2. SU Electronic Databases • Electronic Databases and the Free Web • Types of Electronic Databases • SU Library Resources Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  18. 3. Critically Thinking about Digital Resources • Evaluating Digital Resources • Ethical Use of Digital Resources • MLA Style Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  19. A look at other tutorials • http://www3.baylor.edu/LIRT/ Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  20. SU Library Skills programs • Has been a requirement for 15 years • Late 80s – 1 hour presentation • Early 90s – paper based tutorial • Late 90s – web based tutorial, incorporated as a part of Freshman Writing Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  21. What we learned from other tutorials and previous experience • Provide a context • “Chunks” of information • Presentation plus an activity • Test/quiz Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  22. College Writing Faculty • Were interested in continuing as our collaborative partner • Their perception of students needs coincided with ACRL Literacy Standards • Were unwilling to become BB ‘experts’ Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  23. BlackBoard Instructional content is often influenced by its delivery vehicle “The medium is the message.” Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  24. BlackBoard 5.0.2J J J J J J J • Tracking and grading • Easy to learn (students and faculty) It was there! Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  25. BlackBoard 5.0.2L L L L L L • Navigation buttons can’t change • Quiz creating is awkward (I used Respondus instead – www.respondus.com) Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  26. The first draft • Created a name and a ‘theme’ • PowerPoint presentations • Follow up quizzes Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  27. Introduction to Ship to Shore Lesson 1: What is Information Literacy? Theme Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

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  29. Introduction to Ship to Shore Lesson 1: What is Information Literacy? Sample Slide Lesson 1 Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  30. 2. Choosing a Topic • Click here and go to CQ Researcher. • Browse for a topic which interests you and record it on your checklist. • Then finish this presentation. Browse by Topic Sample Slide Lesson 2 Quick Search Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  31. Sample Slide Lesson 3 3. Searching the WWW • People have said that finding anything on the WWW is like finding something in your Grandma’s attic – you have lots of fun looking, but its hard to wade through all that stuff to find exactly what you want. Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  32. Sample Slide Lesson 4 4. Advanced Searching • This is Google’s Advanced Search page. • It allows you to do all four Advanced Searches. Advanced Search With all the words Google Search With any of the words With the exact phrase Without the words Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  33. Sample Slide Lesson 5 5. Advanced Searching MATCH ALL • If your topic is a combination of several ideas you will want to search for pages which contain ALL of your terms • Choose AND to connect your topics Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  34. Periodical Articles Sample Slide Lesson 6 6. Searching an Electronic Database. Article Full Text Databases This article is from EBSCOhost Academic Search Premier. From Clearing House, Mar/Apr2001 Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  35. Sample Slide Lesson 7 7. Searching the Library Catalog This is a citation for a book. Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  36. Sample Slide Lesson 8 8. Printed Materials vs Web Sites • Usually printed materials go through some sort of evaluation by a publisher or editor before they are printed. • Anyone can instantly “publish” something on the Internet even if they know nothing about the topic. Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  37. Sample Slide Lesson 9 9. Plagiarism = Stealing • Imagine how you would feel if you came up with a good idea and someone else took the credit for it. Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  38. Sample Slide Lesson 10 10. MLA – The Basic Entry: A Web Site Title of the web site. Name of the editor or author if given. Electronic publication information. Date researcher [you] visited site. <Electronic Address, or URL, of the source>. Example:Victorian Women Writers Project. Ed. Perry Willet. Apr. 1997. Indiana Univ. 26 Apr. 1997. <http://www.indiana.edu/~letrs/vwwp/> Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  39. Road Show Time • Library Faculty • Library Dean • SU President and Cabinet • College Writing Faculty Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  40. Pilot testing • Individual student testing and logging questions • 1 section of College Writing in the summer of 2001 • 8 sections of College Writing in the fall of 2001 • 8 sections of College Writing in the spring of 2002 Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  41. Individual Student “There should be directions for people who never have used PowerPoint before. It is simple, but some people don't know how to advance from one page to the next.” Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  42. Email log Oct. 17 – …quiz asked students to go to EBSCOhost Newspapers, which had inadvertently been taken from the EBSCOhost choice list. Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  43. Email log Oct 23 – Student could not get into BB from home. (I subsequently called her on the phone. She apparently had an old browser and was unwilling to download a new one. She finally came to the library to complete the tutorial.) Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  44. Email log Oct 25 – CW faculty could not view .ppt presentations on her Mac. (Was not able to solve this during the first pilot.) Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  45. In Class Observation Some students had a very difficult time understanding the linear concept of ‘presentation,’ ‘activity,’ presentation,’ ‘activity.’ The paper checklist did not help these kids as they were verbal, kinesthetic learners. Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  46. Discussion w/ colleagues • Grading – (During the first pilot) It takes a Librarian 5-10 minutes to grade each student’s answers as the tutorial is currently structured. (multiply 5 minutes times 900 students and you get more that we can deal with.) Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  47. Student Focus Group • What is Information Literacy 3 least valuable • Choosing a Topic 3 least valuable • Searching the Web 4 least valuable • Keywords and Search Strategies1 most valuable • Electronic Databases and the Free Web 2 most, 2 least • Types of SU Electronic Databases • SU Library Resources 4 most valuable • Evaluating Digital Resources • Ethical Use of Digital Resources 2 most valuable • MLA Style 3 most valuable Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  48. Student Focus GroupJ J J J J J • What did you like most • Relevant, helpful • Easy to navigate • To the point • Convenient • Organized Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  49. Student Focus GroupL L L L L L • What would you change • Add music • Make shorter • More action • Don’t include so much about web searching Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE

  50. Student Focus Group • What New Ideas did you learn • How to search • Library resources • Choosing a topic • MLA style • Ethical use of resources Shippensburg University, SHip to SHORE