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The At-Risk Student Population You Might Be Overlooking: Working With Developmental Education Students, Lauren Colburn, Beth Fuchs Jul 2019

The At-Risk Student Population You Might Be Overlooking: Working With Developmental Education Students, Lauren Colburn, Beth Fuchs

Library Presentations

Each year a considerable number of students are placed in developmental education courses which are intended to prepare them for college-level courses. In fact, a 2016 report published by the National Center for Education Statistics showed that 68% of students at public 2-year institutions and 40% of students at 4-year public institutions enrolled in at least one math, reading, or writing, developmental course between 2003-2009 (NCES, 2016). Nationally, many states have begun to focus specifically on these courses and the various ways institutions can surround these students with the academic support structures they need to succeed. However, one support structure ...


Why Ask Why?, Beth Kraemer, Beth Fuchs, Jennifer Hootman, Debbie Sharp Feb 2019

Why Ask Why?, Beth Kraemer, Beth Fuchs, Jennifer Hootman, Debbie Sharp

Greater Faculties: A Review of Teaching and Learning

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Illustrating A Technical Manual: Copyright And Fair Use In A Real World Professional Context, Karyn Hinkle Jun 2018

Illustrating A Technical Manual: Copyright And Fair Use In A Real World Professional Context, Karyn Hinkle

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

This lesson was developed for students preparing to enter professional practice who were assigned to write and/or illustrate a technical howto manual on a topic of their choice (how to put on ski boots, draw blood, use a fitness tracking app, etc.). The teaching librarian conducts a class session on finding and creating images to illustrate the manuals and teaches differences between using copyrighted and non-copyrighted images. The students work on finding images in the public domain, creating their own images, and incorporating copyrighted images via Creative Commons licenses and the principle of fair use. Librarians can teach this ...


Helping First-Year Students Consider Multiple Perspectives And Think More Broadly Through A Freewriting Activity, Beth Fuchs Apr 2018

Helping First-Year Students Consider Multiple Perspectives And Think More Broadly Through A Freewriting Activity, Beth Fuchs

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

This article addresses how an in-class freewriting activity was designed to inspire learning by addressing student research behavior—all informed by articulated student needs and encounters with published research. First, I will describe the freewriting activity, and then, I will share how students’ needs and published research aided in both its initial creation and a subsequent revision.


Intentionality And Transparency As Pedagogical Techniques In The Information Literacy Classroom, Beth Fuchs Jul 2017

Intentionality And Transparency As Pedagogical Techniques In The Information Literacy Classroom, Beth Fuchs

Library Presentations

When you build a lesson plan for a class session, how do you decide on its content and activities? What if you started to peel back the curtain a bit and let students in on some of your thinking and intentions? Recent research from The Transparency in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Project at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas has shown that students benefit when teachers articulate the thought processes behind instructional decisions and goals with them. This relatively small intervention, traditionally applied to assignment design, has shown to have a big impact. How can the results of ...


Framing Information Literacy: The Importance Of Setting The Stage, Beth Fuchs Sep 2016

Framing Information Literacy: The Importance Of Setting The Stage, Beth Fuchs

Library Presentations

Do students learn more when information literacy instruction is provided in-person by a librarian, mediated by their course instructor using a librarian-created tutorial, or self-paced using a tutorial? This presentation will focus on assessment results from a multi-sectioned college course targeting first-year students that explored this question and revealed an unexpected answer. Use the results, which are applicable to any instructional setting, to plan your next information literacy session.


Using The I-Learn Model For Information Literacy Instruction, Stacey Greenwell Jun 2016

Using The I-Learn Model For Information Literacy Instruction, Stacey Greenwell

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

With the increasing availability of information and the importance of lifelong information literacy (IL) skills, instructional designers, school media specialists, and librarians need to determine how to best design IL teaching in order to help students locate, evaluate, and use information more effectively. This paper describes the first experimental research study conducted to determine how teaching designed using the I-LEARN model could increase student understanding and application of IL concepts and offer recommendations for future implementations of the model. The experimental study described in this article examined whether IL skills teaching designed using the I-LEARN model increased student understanding and ...


We’Ll Show You Ours If You Show Us Yours! Favorite Technologies To Support Information Literacy, Beth Kraemer, Beth Fuchs Sep 2015

We’Ll Show You Ours If You Show Us Yours! Favorite Technologies To Support Information Literacy, Beth Kraemer, Beth Fuchs

Library Presentations

A recent user survey revealed that our students want more online tools to help them find and use library resources successfully. The challenge is finding and developing instruction-related technologies that are not only well-suited for local needs but also engaging and useful for students. We’ll show some of our recent developments, and then, it’s your turn! Come ready to contribute your ideas (or get a head start here: http://bit.ly/Beth2015), and leave with new online tools to explore.


Performance Assessment In Academic Libraries Through Campus Collaboration, Debbie Sharp, Beth Fuchs Jun 2015

Performance Assessment In Academic Libraries Through Campus Collaboration, Debbie Sharp, Beth Fuchs

Library Presentations

Librarians and classroom faculty share the common goal of developing students’ research abilities. This session will describe a collaborative approach to performance assessment of information literacy learning outcomes, one of our general education competencies. Through collaboration with faculty, we create an assessment that aligns course requirements with information literacy learning outcomes, and that can be applied across disciplines, departments, teaching formats, and class sizes. We will model the assessment process, and participants will use our rubric to score sample responses.


Creating Effective Instructional Materials With I-Learn, Stacey Greenwell Jun 2015

Creating Effective Instructional Materials With I-Learn, Stacey Greenwell

Library Presentations

Given the proliferation of information and the lifelong importance of information literacy and critical thinking skills, librarians need to know how to best design information literacy instructional materials in order to help students locate, evaluate, and use information effectively. This poster builds upon an experimental research study conducted to determine how instructional materials designed using the I-LEARN model could increase student understanding and application of information literacy concepts. The findings from the research study show that I-LEARN can be particularly valuable in designing online course guides and provides an easy-to-use framework for developing reusable guide content.


From Pints To Barrels: Helping Topic-Focused Students See The Bigger Picture, Beth Fuchs, Debbie Sharp May 2015

From Pints To Barrels: Helping Topic-Focused Students See The Bigger Picture, Beth Fuchs, Debbie Sharp

Library Presentations

Research projects have the potential to engage undergraduates in an understanding of the complexity of knowledge, but what stymies many students as they attempt to frame their research, according to Project Information Literacy's inaugural report in 2009, is an understanding of the larger context of their topics. What teaching techniques can we use to help students understand that database results don't have to be exclusively on their topics to be useful? Using cognitive science and assessment results to inform our methods, we'll share active learning activities that can assist students in gaining insight into the broader landscapes ...


A Collaborative Approach To Teaching Information Literacy In First-Year Agriculture Courses, Jason Keinsley, Beth Reeder, Lauren Robinson, Melinda Borie Sep 2014

A Collaborative Approach To Teaching Information Literacy In First-Year Agriculture Courses, Jason Keinsley, Beth Reeder, Lauren Robinson, Melinda Borie

Library Presentations

We will discuss our redesign of the information literacy component of the first-year general agriculture course at the University of Kentucky. More specifically, we will share how we are customizing content to meet individual instructor needs by team teaching, providing more active learning opportunities, and adapting our pedagogical toolkit. Challenges include varying numbers of sessions requested per course section, location disparities, and time constraints.


Using A Train-The-Trainer Model And Active Learning To Reach Biology Freshmen, Valerie E. Perry, Beth Reeder, Melinda Borie Sep 2014

Using A Train-The-Trainer Model And Active Learning To Reach Biology Freshmen, Valerie E. Perry, Beth Reeder, Melinda Borie

Library Presentations

Using the train-the-trainer model as our foundation, we created a new information literacy program in an introductory lab course. We will describe the program’s development, implementation, and evolution since first implemented in Spring Semester 2013.We also will share the advantages of using the train-the-trainer model in an information literacy program, particularly regarding its potential to reduce librarians’ time commitment and help librarians build lasting relationships with teaching faculty and graduate students.


What Do You See? Image Searching For Research Topic Selection And Development, Beth Fuchs May 2014

What Do You See? Image Searching For Research Topic Selection And Development, Beth Fuchs

Library Presentations

Research tells us that students struggle most when they are starting their research projects and are trying to define research questions. Encouraging students to start with an image search helps them visualize the context of their topics and provides a rich environment for brainstorming keywords to begin an academic exploration. Find out how this technique for visual information-gathering can transform students' approaches to research, and learn how to integrate it into your classes.


The Writing Is On The Wall: Using Padlet For Whole-Class Engagement, Beth Fuchs May 2014

The Writing Is On The Wall: Using Padlet For Whole-Class Engagement, Beth Fuchs

Library Presentations

Peer learning and class participation are essential components of the active learning classroom, so what can you do to promote full student engagement with your tried-and-true activities in a once-and-done information literacy session? Take them to the wall! Padlet (www.padlet.com) provides a free, multimedia-friendly wall which can be used to encourage real-time, whole-class participation and assessment. No special equipment or technical know-how required. Find out how one librarian has used Padlet to help students create memorable, collaborative artifacts of classroom learning experiences. This is student engagement as scholarly graffiti. Banksy, watch out!

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The Writing Is On The Wall: Using Padlet For Whole-Class Engagement, Beth Fuchs Jan 2014

The Writing Is On The Wall: Using Padlet For Whole-Class Engagement, Beth Fuchs

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

Many of us define success in the classroom by the quality and quantity of student participation, but despite our best efforts, there are substantial barriers in place that discourage students outside of the vocal minority from getting more involved in our classes. This paper describes the use of a "graffiti wall" as found on Padlet (padlet.com) to overcome some of the challenges involved in class participation in order to encourage whole-class collaboration and engagement.