To piggy back on my previous post, after analyzing the data from our LEAP value rubric assessment project we have decided to change the way we do our instruction. Today, I have a class lined up for a mini session on database searching with a follow up on citation in a few weeks. I also decided to try the Cephalonian Method I read about on the ALA Thinktank Facebook group. A colleague of mine who also teaches at University of Rhode Island LIS program told me they use this style of instruction with some really good results. I decided not to use the “color coded” system as this class was just looking at databases. I created 8 questions and numbered them so as the class moves forward I can keep the questions in a progressive order.
What is the difference between a database and searching google?
There are way too many databases out there and they all look the same to me. How do I know which one to use?
Can I access this from home?
What is the difference between scholarly and popular?
What is peer reviewed?
What is an abstract?
What is a citation?
How can I work with a librarian? (This one is to promote our Book-A- Librarian initiative)
Feel free to use these questions if you feel inspired….No copyright here!
I found a cool template from Powerpoint and then laminated them for reuse. I am hoping this type of learning will be more interactive and give me some positive results. I’ll keep you posted!