By Carolyn Radcliff, Mary L. Jensen, Joseph A. Salem Jr., Kenneth J. Burhanna, Julie A. Gedeon
Info literacy overview applies to a couple of contexts within the better schooling area: institutional curricula, info literacy courses, details literacy classes, course-integrated details literacy guide, and stand-alone details literacy workshops and on-line tutorials. This sensible consultant offers an outline of the evaluate approach: making plans; choice and improvement of instruments; and research and reporting of knowledge. An assessment-decision chart is helping readers fit applicable review instruments and methods with studying results and tutorial settings. review instruments, prepared by means of style, are observed through case reviews. a variety of details literacy criteria are referenced, with emphasis given to ACRL's details Literacy Competency criteria for better schooling.
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A group activity directly following library instruction provided the opportunity for students to accomplish this. It follows then that the instructor focused his observations and questions on this activity. He noted student nonverbal and verbal behaviors as they related to accomplishing the lesson’s objective. After the session, when the instructor reflected and completed his informal assessment record, he returned to these observed behaviors and responses and first, recorded them and second, reacted to and interpreted them.
Not all students will value this assessment tool as much as you do! In the second part of the Minute Paper (known as the Muddiest Point), students are asked to write down a question they still have about the material. ” In a typical “one shot” library instruction session in which you cover a lot of material, you might expect responses like: • • • • How do I actually find a book on the shelf in the library? How do I get an article if it is not available online? How do I tell which database to use for my topic?
3 for an example using this technique. It may be very difficult for some students to grasp this assessment technique and not all concepts lend themselves to being easily summarized in one sentence. You may end up getting responses that do not answer all of the questions such as this one: If the word “and” is put between two different words in an online catalog search, I will get fewer book titles. Remember that the actual wording is less important than assessing whether students understand the logic of using Boolean connectors.
A Practical Guide to Information Literacy Assessment for Academic Librarians by Carolyn Radcliff, Mary L. Jensen, Joseph A. Salem Jr., Kenneth J. Burhanna, Julie A. Gedeon