NOTE: Registration closes on Friday, April 27th
Registration is now open for the Academic Library Association of Ohio’s Distance Learning and Instruction Group co-hosted 2018 Spring Workshop, “Authority, Source Evaluation, and Critical Thinking For In-Person & Online Library Instruction.”
Date: Friday, May 4, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.)
Location: State Library of Ohio, Large Board Room
Cost: $35 (ALAO members), $45 (ALAO non-members), $25 (student members)
Registration Link: https://www.alaoweb.org/event-2872921
Agenda & Presenters – **See schedule below
Keynote Speaker – Dr. Mary Hricko, Library Director (Kent State University Geauga Campus) and 2018 DLIG Distance Learning Visionary
Dr. Mary Hricko is a Professor of University Libraries and serves as the Library Director at Kent State University Geauga Campus and the Regional Academic Center. She is one of KSU’s Coordinators for Quality Matters and serves on the Instructional Technology Council’s Taskforce for Accessibility in Distance Education. She is one of OhioLINK’s Affordable Learning Ambassadors and is the Chair for the Open Textbook Library’s Research Group. In addition to her library work, she teaches courses in English and education and received an NEH Fellowship from the Newberry Library this past summer for her research on Langston Hughes. She has published numerous articles and books on quality assurance in online education. Her current research involves personal learning environments, web accessibility, and assessment in online education.
Dr. Hricko’s keynote presentation is entitled, “Best Practices for Online Instruction.”
Workshop Agenda and Schedule
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Check in and breakfast
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Welcome & Keynote Speaker Presentation
Best Practices for Online Instruction
This presentation will provide an overview of the research associated with the “best practices” for online instruction to assist library staff in designing and delivering online library tutorials and educational programs. This session will provide an overview regarding curricular alignment, accessibility, and quality assurance.
Mary Hricko, Library Director
Kent State University Geauga Campus
2018 DLIG Distance Learning Visionary Award Winner
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Morning Presentations
Taking the DRAMA out of Source Evaluation
We know the difficulty of even beginning to broach a topic as broad as source evaluation in a one shot session. I will outline my approach, which is to be a talking head only briefly to outline the basics of DRAMA (Date, Relevance, Accuracy, Motivation and Authority), a concept that is all too familiar when use of academic sources is still new, and then pair it with demonstrating learning technologies that allow the students to assess using DRAMA, finally paired with another learning technology creating friendly competition that encourages honest and real discussion among students.
Hanna Primeau, Instructional Designer
The Ohio State University
“Module”-ating the Information Conversation: Creating Modules for Ease of Teaching about Source, Authority, and “Fake News.”
An overview of the presenter’s new system of library instruction modules, from which instructors of record can choose classroom teaching topics, including authority, source and other necessary evaluation concepts.
Jennifer Joe, Owensboro Campus Librarian
Western Kentucky University
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Afternoon Presentations
They’re Going to Google It Anyway: Using An Information Scoring System to Teach Students How to Use Problematic and Biased Sources
In the current environment of ubiquitous data, telling students not to use Wikipedia and other online resources is unrealistic in light their information usage patterns. Our task as instruction librarians should be to teach students how and when problematic and/or biased sources can be used. This presentation will demonstrate a structured scoring system (1 through 4) for online texts and other resources that was developed in concert with Glenn Muschert, a professor of Sociology at Miami University. It will also present a series of scaffolded assignments that employ this scoring system to teach students the relative value of information sources.
Andrew A. Revelle, Social Sciences Librarian
Teaching With Tutorials: Integrating Authority Analysis in Online Courses
Using a combination of LibWizard and Canvas modules, instruction librarians at Northern Kentucky University have increased information literacy exposure for online students. This presentation will highlight modules that teach online students to ask critical questions about the information they encounter and extend student thinking beyond the traditional evaluation criteria of author, date, relevancy, and accuracy. Using LibWizard, students are able to interact with embedded sources, question the information, and respond to provided questions. Canvas offers a less interactive environment, but easily integrates within student courses. Librarians will share examples, engage discussion, and share findings based on experiences in the last year.
Andrea Brooks, Information Literacy Coordinator
Jane Hammons, Instruction Librarian
Northern Kentucky University
2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Lightning Talks
How Might A Psychology Professor Teach Critical Thinking?
Teaching critical thinking is addressed from the perspective of a psychology professor and a librarian. Methods used to improve student understanding of validity and reliability of sources are examined from the perspective of a classroom and online psychology professor. Lecture material, assignments, and discussions of real-world problems are included with a focus on developing critical evaluation skills as well as impressing upon the students the importance of choosing to be responsible consumers of information. Lessons learned while teaching critical thinking as a psychology professor are applied to the teaching of critical thinking as a social sciences liaison.
Anna Liss Jacobsen, Social Sciences Librarian
Designing An Online Module to Explore Bias
I used the fee-based instructional design tool Articulate to design a module encouraging students to consider bias as they evaluate sources for timeliness and reliability. The lesson that discusses bias is placed within the larger context of the research process that also includes framing a research question and gathering evidence to support the thesis. The lesson includes activities and demonstrates different features of the design tool.
Kate Lucey, Education Librarian
Learning Commons Passport
How do you meet your distance students where they are for instruction? With attention spans set by social media behavior, how do you ensure your instruction message gets across? We created a tutorial library – the Learning Commons Passport – with short, navigable and succinct instruction videos that are accessible to learners across the globe and that instructors can embed in their courses. We worked with our IT and interactive media teams to create the structure and templates, but maintained ownership over the site and videos so we could quickly create needed tutorials, push edits, and provide the most up-to-date resources.
Karen Caputo, Instruction & Design Librarian
Alyssa Darden, Director of Learning & Library Resources
2:45 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. Break
2:55 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. Round Table Discussions
Attendee-driven group discussions defined by themes and questions arising from presentations and lightning talks. (*details to follow)
3:20p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Workshop Survey & Closing Remarks