Designed using a Pace Academic Award, these videos were created by an experienced instructional designer, Joshua Vossler, in collaboration with the UWF Librarians. For more information about Josh, please visit his website.
If you'd like to talk about the videos, contact Britt McGowan, the UWF Librarian coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org / 474-2048.
Information Literacy Concepts & Research Skills in Short Videos
Navigate: UWF Libraries Research Tutorials is a sequence of information literacy and research skills tutorials designed to teach students about our library resources as well as the information literacy concepts of identifying when there is an information need; finding the information; evaluating the information; and using the information effectively and ethically.
Focused: Each video teaches 1 student learning outcome.
Creative: Each video uses a mix of humor and creativity to engage students.
Assessment: Each video includes a 3-question quiz. Or, students may view a set of videos and take a quiz for that set.
Faculty may choose to assign these tutorials in a number of ways. Some of these ways include:
Assigning One Tutorial
A tutorial may be assigned as a stand-alone and is best if used if you just want to cover one specific topic. We don't expect that a whole information literacy concept can be mastered in a short video; however, the videos provide a good starting point so that students have a more solid footing for discussion about how the concept relates to your discipline.
Assigning a Concept
If you would like your students to learn all the concepts under "Evaluating Sources," for example, you may assign that whole set of videos. Instead of taking the individual quiz for each tutorial, students will choose Section Quiz to take the combined quiz. This result will give you a fuller picture of student learning within a particular concept.
Getting Quiz Results
The students' three question quiz results will be emailed to them, and they may forward the email to you as proof of completion. Quiz questions may also be uploaded into D2L.
Following Up in Class
Using a variety of methods to teach information literacy helps reinforce concepts and leads towards mastery of these concepts. Using the tabs in this guide, you may explore the types of assignments that fit well with each information literacy and research concept. These assignments are not exhaustive, so please see your subject specialist librarian to tailor an assignment for your class!