Location

Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

Start Date

25-7-2014 1:15 PM

End Date

25-7-2014 1:35 PM

Subjects

Information literacy -- Study and teaching -- Congresses, Library instruction, Online learning & distance education

Description

Digital learning badges offer an innovative approach to foster student success within the higher education learning environment. At Arizona State University, the need to reach transfer students was the impetus for creation of a digital learning badges project that offers librarians a mechanism to sequence and assess instruction within the University’s New College curriculum, provides faculty with a menu of choices to match skills with course goals, and is sustainable across disciplines, instructional formats and campuses. A team of librarians representing multiple disciplines, in collaboration with faculty and online staff, developed this pilot program for students to learn and demonstrate information and research proficiency. Elements needed to develop a scalable digital badges program at a large, multi-campus research university, a summary of feedback and lessons learned, and the current status of the program will provide attendees with an understanding of what is necessary to establish similar programs at their institutions.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/14476

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Jul 25th, 1:15 PM Jul 25th, 1:35 PM

How Librarians are Winning the West: Development of a Scalable Digital Learning Badges Program for Information and Research Proficiency

Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

Digital learning badges offer an innovative approach to foster student success within the higher education learning environment. At Arizona State University, the need to reach transfer students was the impetus for creation of a digital learning badges project that offers librarians a mechanism to sequence and assess instruction within the University’s New College curriculum, provides faculty with a menu of choices to match skills with course goals, and is sustainable across disciplines, instructional formats and campuses. A team of librarians representing multiple disciplines, in collaboration with faculty and online staff, developed this pilot program for students to learn and demonstrate information and research proficiency. Elements needed to develop a scalable digital badges program at a large, multi-campus research university, a summary of feedback and lessons learned, and the current status of the program will provide attendees with an understanding of what is necessary to establish similar programs at their institutions.