Developing students' information and research skills via Blackboard

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/254392
Title:
Developing students' information and research skills via Blackboard
Authors:
DaCosta, Jacqui; Jones, Becky
Abstract:
This paper summarizes work undertaken at De Montfort University (Leicester, UK) to develop students’ information and research skills using the Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment. It outlines how a traditionally delivered and assessed program was reviewed and revised in order to produce a blended learning experience for students. The librarians involved undertook this project with students from the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences during March/April 2005, teaching two groups in parallel--one group using Blackboard and another using the traditional teaching method. Both groups were given a diagnostic evaluation to gauge their confidence levels with both information skills and using Blackboard, and to obtain their perceptions of their experiences. Both groups underwent a formal summative assessment with one group using Blackboard and the control group having a paper-based assignment. The Blackboard sessions were very popular with students and this method of teaching has subsequently been extended to other modules within the university. Students appeared to be more motivated and appreciated the constant availability of the learning materials. This project was the first example within the university of students undertaking a formal online assessment using Blackboard, and the librarians received a Curriculum Development and Innovation Award. The work was subsequently disseminated within the university, where it was well received
Affiliation:
College of New Jersey; Loughborough University
Journal:
Communications in Information Literacy
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/254392
Additional Links:
http://www.comminfolit.org/index.php?journal=cil&page=article&op=viewFile&path%5B%5D=Spring2007AR2&path%5B%5D=12
Type:
Article; Research Report
Appears in Collections:
Library

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDaCosta, Jacquien
dc.contributor.authorJones, Beckyen
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-03T14:15:22Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-03T14:15:22Z-
dc.date.issued2007-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/254392-
dc.description.abstractThis paper summarizes work undertaken at De Montfort University (Leicester, UK) to develop students’ information and research skills using the Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment. It outlines how a traditionally delivered and assessed program was reviewed and revised in order to produce a blended learning experience for students. The librarians involved undertook this project with students from the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences during March/April 2005, teaching two groups in parallel--one group using Blackboard and another using the traditional teaching method. Both groups were given a diagnostic evaluation to gauge their confidence levels with both information skills and using Blackboard, and to obtain their perceptions of their experiences. Both groups underwent a formal summative assessment with one group using Blackboard and the control group having a paper-based assignment. The Blackboard sessions were very popular with students and this method of teaching has subsequently been extended to other modules within the university. Students appeared to be more motivated and appreciated the constant availability of the learning materials. This project was the first example within the university of students undertaking a formal online assessment using Blackboard, and the librarians received a Curriculum Development and Innovation Award. The work was subsequently disseminated within the university, where it was well receiveden
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.comminfolit.org/index.php?journal=cil&page=article&op=viewFile&path%5B%5D=Spring2007AR2&path%5B%5D=12en
dc.subjectInformation literacyen
dc.subjectBlackboarden
dc.subjectResearch skillsen
dc.subjectStudentsen
dc.subjectLibraryen
dc.titleDeveloping students' information and research skills via Blackboard-
dc.typeArticleen
dc.typeResearch Reporten
dc.contributor.departmentCollege of New Jerseyen
dc.contributor.departmentLoughborough Universityen
dc.identifier.journalCommunications in Information Literacyen
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