Research Ramping: Implementing an Online, Self-paced Seminar to Teach Information Research Skills for Graduate and Undergraduate Students

Concurrent Session 11

Brief Abstract

Since the fall of 2017, North Park librarians ran a pilot course within the universities learning management system, for new students to the Masters of Counseling Psychology degree program and undergraduate non-traditional online students, on basic research skills and citation styles. The end product was a self-paced 6 mini-lesson, 0 credit course within the university’s learning management system.

Presenters

Patricia has been at North Park University as Professor of Information Literacy since 2013. She teaches research skills and information literacy to: non-traditional, undergraduate, graduate business and psychology students in both face to face and online platforms. She hold a Master's of Information and Library Science and Master's in Education/Instructional Design. Her areas of research and interest include: workplace critical thinking skills, adult learners online literacy and student literacy achievement.

Extended Abstract

Since the fall of 2017, North Park librarians ran a pilot course within the universities learning management system, for new students to the Masters of Counseling Psychology degree program and undergraduate non-traditional online students, on basic research skills and citation styles. The end product was a self-paced 6 mini-lesson, 0 credit course within the university’s learning management system.  Covered in the session will be: student needs, developement of the pilot, assessment and feedback from departmental instructors and promise and problems of scaling the course to other departments and divisions with a university setting. The North Park pilot course would be of interest to librarians/faculty/course designers of undergraduate and graduate level online programs who are seeking ways of meeting both students and instructors needs for consistent instructional intervention of research and citing skills for formal academic writing without a formal library session involved.