AbstractAfter three years of teaching an 8 week one credit information literacy course, one librarian began feeling restless and bored in the classroom. In hopes to change this boredom and bring life back into the course this librarian attended the ACRL Immersion Teaching track in fall 2011. This poster is a reflection of how the Immersion program helped to rejuvenate a sense of play in the classroom. This poster will provide a study of evaluating, re-designing, and turning an 8 week lecture based information literacy course into a creative and dynamic interactive way of educating students about the possibilities of information and the library.
This poster will look at data generated from evaluating the course including an online pre test/post test and open ended questionnaires regarding the positive and negative aspects of the course. Samples of projects will be presented from this course include a film discussion, a Wikipedia project, and an explorative visit to the Special Collections Research Center. This poster will discuss the ideas of teaching information literacy through creative and interactive lenses as well as promoting the ideas of peer to peer learning in the classroom.
The presenter will provide a dynamic poster as well as interact with the viewers by sharing assignment samples from students, images from the class, and stories from the ACRL Immersion program. The presenter will also share her own stories from the classroom and how a more interactive environment brought life back into this course, the students, and the library as a whole.
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