When you teach 8-hour, weekend classes, innovation is necessary to ensure that students are actively interacting with the course materials! In fall 2014, Librarians at IRSC piloted a video assignment in LIS 1002 to increase engagement with course material. Instead of the traditional paper quiz distributed after a short lecture, students worked in small groups to create videos with the Adobe Voice (a freely available iPad app) that explained specific topics covered in the morning session. Students used what they learned about peer review, the difference between the free web and library resources, and types of sources to write a script that was approved by the instructors before they created a short video to explain these topics to their peers. For two hours, students became a production team and had to choose appropriate images, make screenshots to illustrate their topics, and work as a group to record and edit their videos.
While the main purpose of the project was to spur active interaction with course content and show an understanding of the learning outcomes, an added bonus of the project was that it also allowed students to expand their digital literacy skills by becoming content creators instead of just consumers. Best practices, problems, scalability, and final outcomes will be showcased in this webinar.
Original broadcast December 2, 2015
Instructor Bios ~ Kendra Auberry & Mia Tignor
Kendra Auberry (BA, Horticulture, Purdue University; MLS, Library Science, Indiana University) is the STEM Librarian at Indian River State College’s Pruitt Campus where she spends her days helping students locate quality resources and teaches research skills by way of instructional sessions and the LIS1002 Electronic Access to Information class. Realizing that today’s students–bred on technology and fed on multimedia–were not always being reached through traditional academic practices, she, along with her colleague Mia Tignor, used her science background and creativity to reinvigorate the LIS1002 course and make it more relatable to the current generation.
Mia Tignor (BA, Public Relations, University of South Florida; MLIS, University of South Florida) is the Emerging Technologies Librarian at Indian River State College’s Main Campus, where she teaches instructional research sessions and works to connect students to library resources on a variety of platforms. She is always interested in updating assignments and course materials to engage students in information literacy content.