Swim Relay: Using a Medley of Techniques to Teach Information Literacy Concepts and Mechanics [Slides]

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Sam Harlow, Online Learning Librarian (Creator)
Maggie Murphy, Assistant Professor, First-Year Instruction & Humanities Librarian (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Slides from a presentation given May 10, 2019 at the LOEX Conference in Minneapolis, MN.

Instruction librarians are like swimmers competing in a medley relay race; we are often experts in different styles that can help our whole team go the distance together. This workshop will focus on two strategies we specialize in to help students develop mental models about information: concept-based online tutorials and analogy-based search demonstrations. After being introduced to both techniques, participants will engage in a number of instructional design and teaching activities, including card-sorting, story-boarding, and analogy-mapping. By the end of this workshop, participants will have experience with methods for using both techniques at their own institutions. Ready, set, swim!

Participants will be able to:
-Articulate the principles from cognitive science and information literacy pedagogy that make concept-based tutorials and analogical instruction effective for library instruction
-Apply instructional design techniques for developing their own tutorials and analogies, including card-sorting, story-boarding, and analogy-mapping
-Identify instructional scenarios or environments at their own institutions in which use of conceptual tutorials or analogy-based library instruction would be appropriate

Additional Information

Publication
Language: English
Date: 2019
Keywords
information literacy, instruction librarians, pedagogy, instructional design

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