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Enhancing Student Learning Through Information Literacy and Technology

  • Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Location: Preus Library - Hovde Room

Sponsor: LIS/Dean’s Office
Facilitators: Andi Beckendorf, Diane Gossman
Location: Preus Library – Hovde Lounge
Participants: 8 – 12; individuals, pairs or teams from departments are welcome to apply.

Applications are due May 5, 2014.

With a focus on student-centered learning, information literacy provides a way to consider and enhance integration of critical thinking and technology proficiency into our courses. The three workshop tracks offer faculty an opportunity to select a level of depth while breadth is gained through an overview of information literacy and its relationship to critical thinking, research, and departmental curricula. The tracks also give the facilitators flexibility to tailor the experience to faculty needs. During the workshop, participants will consider course-specific information literacy principles in the context of departmental/program goals for students (at the beginning, intermediate or advanced levels), and teaching goals in relation to use of technology (multimedia, social media, new media literacies, hardware, software, etc.). Faculty who select Track 2 or Track 3 will be provided with technology equipment to assist in developing new approaches to pedagogy.

Previous Workshop Participants
Anita Carrasco (Anthropology), Maryna Bazylevych (Anthropology & Women's Studies), Lori Stanley (Anthropology), Ben Moore (Art), Mark Johns (Communication Studies), Sarah Wilder (Communication Studies), Nick Gomersall (Economics), Craig Rabe (Economics & Business), Barb Bohach (Education), Odette Bruneau (Education), Deb Fordice (Education), Jodi Meyer-Mork (Education), Nancy Barry (English), Elizabeth Steding (MLLL), Brooke Joyce (Music), Linda Martin (Music), Steve Smith (Music), Jayme Nelson (Nursing), Holly Moore (Philosophy), Ginger Meyette (Social Work), Britt Rhodes (Social Work), Tom Berger (Theatre/Dance), Jeff Dintaman (Theatre/Dance), and Lisa Lantz (Theatre/Dance)

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Questions? Contact Andrea Beckendorf, 563-387-1227

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