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Library Collaboration Adds Value to Online Graduate Program Evaluation Course

  • Saturday, 1 February 2014
  • Posted By: Graham Ralph Cochran (
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Thank you OSU Libraries for offering the Course Enhancement Grant program! Collaborating with OSU Librarians Florian Diekmann and Beth Black was a great catalyst for me to plan and deliver a high quality learning experience. Last spring, I was beginning to work on a course that would cover a number of “firsts”: first time being taught under semesters; first time taught at OSU as a fully online course; my first time teaching the class; and my first time teaching a fully online course. With my work in the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership providing leadership for developing and launching an online master’s program (Online M.S. in AEE), I was up for the challenge…but a little nervous. Just…

Digital Storytelling and Metaliteracy

  • Thursday, 5 December 2013
  • Posted By: Karen Diaz (
The Metaliteracy MOOC discussed the role of Digital Storytelling in metaliteracy a couple of weeks ago, when I had no time to respond. I’m happy to finally take the opportunity to do so now as I have been involved in digital storytelling for a long time now. For me it all started when I attended a workshop by Joe Lambert of the Center for Digital Storytelling in 2004 with a colleague. We went because so many things were changing in our library world and this seemed such a perfect medium to discuss these changes as we looked for new ways to connect with our users. We came back to campus and shared the idea with whoever from our campus…

Format as Process

  • Friday, 1 November 2013
  • Posted By: Elizabeth Black (
This week’s topic for the Metaliteracy MOOC was News and Media Literacy. There was a lot to take in about climate change, sustainability, and science literacy in addition to news and media literacy. A rich week! The reading about Scientific Meta-Literacy particularly stays with me. The author is Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, the Texas State Climatologist and a professor at Texas A&M University. Dr. Nielsen-Gammon argues that the solution to progress in climate literacy is not the often called for increase in scientific literacy but to “enable the public to distinguish between reliable and unreliable sources of scientific information.” Hmm, this sounds a lot like information literacy. When I teach freshman and sophomore classes embarking on a research project, I…

New Semester = New Examples

  • Thursday, 5 September 2013
  • Posted By: Katherine Anne Blocksidge (
Autumn semester is here! It is always exciting when students return to campus and all of the new and familiar classes start up again. Several of the classes I am working with this semester are incorporating online projects into their structure, and it has been an interesting and rewarding experience to get everything set up. My goal for this year is to incorporate more active learning activities into my class visits. I’ve always been fond of group website evaluation, but the difference between scholarly and non-scholarly articles is another activity that can incorporate a lot of class participation. Last week I visited two Anatomy and Physiology classes to discuss databases and scholarly articles. As a beginning exercise, I handed…

Semesters: Year One

  • Thursday, 16 May 2013
  • Posted By: Katherine Anne Blocksidge (
Our first year on semesters is behind us, and a little celebration is in order. The changes brought about by the switch to semesters rippled through the entire year, but in many cases I saw students use these changes to their advantage and develop extremely interesting research projects. Several of the classes that I worked with over the past year took full advantage of this opportunity, leading to more in depth research and better research papers. On the quarter system, History 2800 (Introduction to the Discipline of History) packed a huge amount of information into ten weeks. Students enrolled in this class engaged directly in the secondary literature of their chosen topic and developed a unique research question that…

Good Thinking, Critical Thinking, Info Lit and EBP

  • Friday, 13 January 2012
  • Posted By: Stephanie Jan Schulte (
As educators, we often hope our students will, through hard work and determination, reach a level of critical thinking that allows them to face the unknown with confidence. As a librarian educator who works primarily with medical students and faculty, staff nurses and nursing students and faculty, my vision for students is to be able to critically think about research literature to ultimately improve the care of their patients. I can dissect and teach the process of asking a question, searching and retrieving evidence, evaluating that evidence, and applying findings to a real-world situation. I can further dissect the critical appraisal process for biomedical literature, prompting the student to examine the study’s relevancy, internal validity, clinical significance and statistical…