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Presentation

Description

A 2016 Pew study showed people increasingly rely on libraries to help determine what information is authoritative, so what happens to students’ research when they do not encounter a librarian at all? Many online-only courses pose this scenario. The presenter is currently working with anthropology faculty on a study that suggests online-only students use less authoritative sources. The study also explores ways to address this divide. This session will present some early findings of the study and look across existing research to address the questions: Who is currently teaching research skills to online-only students? How do online-only students encounter the library, and how does it compare to the experience of students in face-to-face courses? What are some strategies for connecting students in online courses to research skills instruction?

Learning Outcomes

This presentation aims to help participants:

  • Better understand the current divide in the provision of research-skills instruction to students in online versus face-to-face courses.
  • Model ways for librarians to engage with faculty teaching online courses.
  • Identify and model more effective ways for librarians to provide research instruction in online courses.
  • Model ways to facilitate self-service research instruction for students via online tools and digital objects.

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Comments/Notes

Room: SMSU 298

Start Date

31-3-2017 10:15 AM

End Date

31-3-2017 11:00 AM

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/19094

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Mar 31st, 10:15 AM Mar 31st, 11:00 AM

Mind the Gap: Research Instruction in Online vs. Face-to-Face Courses

A 2016 Pew study showed people increasingly rely on libraries to help determine what information is authoritative, so what happens to students’ research when they do not encounter a librarian at all? Many online-only courses pose this scenario. The presenter is currently working with anthropology faculty on a study that suggests online-only students use less authoritative sources. The study also explores ways to address this divide. This session will present some early findings of the study and look across existing research to address the questions: Who is currently teaching research skills to online-only students? How do online-only students encounter the library, and how does it compare to the experience of students in face-to-face courses? What are some strategies for connecting students in online courses to research skills instruction?