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SCILWorks 2014: All Things Digital

Instruction Tools and Services in the Virtual World


This half-day workshop will offer an opportunity to learn from your colleagues who have discovered and developed innovated ways to incorporate technology into their instruction practices.

9:00 am – 12:00pm
Friday, April 25

Heldman Learning Resource Center (HLRC on the Campus map)
West Los Angeles College
9000 Overland Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230
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Parking: Guests may park in the South Parking Structure and Overflow Lot (Lot 8A). One-day passes are on sale at parking dispensers in all of the student/guest lots on campus. The pass is $2.00. These machines do not give change nor accept coins. Please have two single dollar bills.

Online Registration Now Open
Full breakfast is included in the cost of registration.
If you have any dietary restrictions, please contact Gayatri Singh (gasingh@ucsd.edu) by April 18, 2014.

Program:

April Cunningham (Palomar College)
Based on results from the assessment of the Information Literacy institutional student learning outcome at Palomar College, faculty from inside and outside the library collaborated to create a modular, accessible, and integratable tutorial using Articulate software. This session will describe that process and explore the results of the tutorial development.


Lesley Farmer (CSU Long Beach)
Screen capture is used routinely by librarians for instruction, particularly in showing processes such as searching databases. The video captures action, and the voice-over feature offers a think aloud procedure. Screen capture can also be used to assess student learning. As a diagnostic tool, librarians can have students do a screen capture of a student's information behavior (such as locating a scholarly article). Screen capture can also be done as a formative assessment to target interventions, and as a summative assessment for students to demonstrate performance competence authentically. Students can also develop their own presentations using screen capture, which then becomes a peer teaching opportunity. This session will describe how to successfully use screen capture for all of these purposes in teaching online.

Annette Marines (UC Santa Cruz)
Created by librarians at the University of Arizona, the Guide on the Side software is a freely available tool that allows librarians to "quickly and easily create online, interactive tutorials that are based on the principles of authentic and active learning." This session will describe UC Santa Cruz's success in moving lower division instruction online with the help of Guide on the Side.

Dominique Turnbow (UC San Diego)
This session will describe a process to move a successful in-person instruction method to an online environment using Articulate Storyline. This session will discuss the project in detail, focusing on opportunities, challenges, solutions and next steps.



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The Southern California Instruction Librarians (SCIL -- pronounced "skill") interest group is dedicated to providing professional development and discussion opportunities focused on information literacy and instruction-related activities for library professionals from all types of institutions.

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