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Saturday, May 3 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Designing an Information Literacy MOOC for Art Students

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Sponsored by Washington Art Library Resources Committee (WALRC)


Tony White, Director, Decker Library, Maryland Institute College of Art
Sue Maberry, Director of the Library and Instructional Technology, Otis College of Art and Design
Jennifer Friedman, Instruction and Research Services Librarian, Ringling College of Art and Design
David Pemberton, Reference and Periodicals Librarian, School of the Visual Arts
Carrie Saarinen, Senior Instructional Designer for Canvas Network, Instructure, Inc.

Diana Harter, Humanities Department Assistant, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University

Under the theme of "Power and Agency" this session will focus on Inter-Institutional collaboration. We don’t all have to reinvent the wheel. This session will focus on a case study of an inter-institutional collaboration among the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) to create an information literacy MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) for students in art and design. 

The idea for a MOOC was suggested at the AICAD Library Director’s meeting in Pasadena. The initial goal was to provide a MOOC for AICAD students in their first year of study, but also open for anyone to enroll in. Lessons learned from our efforts may have broader impact and importance for other libraries and institutions, and consortia, and may provide a new model for collaboration with regard to library instruction. The MOOC provider Canvas.net expressed interest in the concept and requested a syllabus and course draft by August 2013.  The course was broken down into asynchronous modules, and included interactive learning objects, videos, assignments, quizzes, handouts, and an assessment instrument.  Modules included: Why is research important; search terms and concept mapping; beyond Google (i.e., databases); All Information Is NOT Created Equal; and Copyright and How to Avoid Plagiarism.  In this session AICAD directors and Librarians will report on how successful (or not) the MOOC was, recommend improvements, next steps, as well as the discussion of the process of collaboration.

Saturday May 3, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Room: Farragut Square Grand Hyatt 1000 H Street NW, Washington DC 20001

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