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Learning for the future: Online student evaluation of generic and context-specific library skills tutorials

Billany, Ruth B., Royal, Bernadette and Lys, Isabelle Y. (2012). Learning for the future: Online student evaluation of generic and context-specific library skills tutorials. In: ASCILITE 2012, Wellington, New Zealand, 25 - 28 November 2012.

Document type: Conference Paper

IRMA ID 82794376xPUB32
Author Billany, Ruth B.
Royal, Bernadette
Lys, Isabelle Y.
Title Learning for the future: Online student evaluation of generic and context-specific library skills tutorials
Conference Name ASCILITE 2012
Conference Location Wellington, New Zealand
Conference Dates 25 - 28 November 2012
Conference Publication Title ASCILITE 2012 Conference Proceedings: Future Challenges - Sustainable Futures
Place of Publication New Zealand
Publisher ASCILITE
Publication Year 2012
ISSN 978-0-473-22989-4   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Total Pages 11
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DIISR)
Abstract This paper reports on a project stimulated by two major challenges facing higher education in the twenty-first century; massification and the citizenisation of academies. This empirical study reports on the use of emergent technologies, in the acquisition of information, for diverse cohorts of students enrolled in two scientific subjects (n=47). A generic online library skills tutorial (LST) in one subject is compared to an embedded virtual, context-specific LST in another. Student attitudinal evaluation, both affective and cognitive, was measured by an 18-item online survey. The rich qualia showed a ten-fold difference which adds to a body of knowledge which was reinforced by an objective measure, a graded assignment. As consumers, the students have been valued and voiced their demands. Lecturers and librarians need to lead in this climate of change to develop a creative and emergent, reciprocal non-linear mechanism to build on this trajectory and plan a future for learning.
Keyword Acquisition of information
Library skills tutorial
Online student evaluation
Description for Link Link to conference proceedings
URL http://www.ascilite.org/conferences/Wellington12/2012/pagec16a.html
 
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