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Session
Workshop A-05
Time:
Tuesday, 18/Jun/2019:
11:15am - 12:30pm

Location: Room 103

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Presentations
ID: 218 / Workshop A-05: 1
Workshop session
Topics: Roadmap of our Profession
Keywords: user-oriented services, teaching techniques, information skills, digital literacies

Teaching at scale: Effective methods of information skills development in large and diverse user populations. A TeachMeet

Fiona Brown, Marshall Dozier, Ruth Jenkins, Donna Watson

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

As a result of growth in numbers of students, researchers and healthcare professionals who seek both generic and specialist support from information professionals, as information professionals we find ourselves with the challenge of providing training and support that are timely, at an appropriate level for the individual, and meaningfully situated within subject areas or disciplines. We also have increasing numbers of students on fully online programmes of study, and who require online synchronous and asynchronous training and support. In this session, we call on fellow delegates to share their approaches and solutions to resolving these and related challenges.

This session is designed as a TeachMeet, in which delegates who opt to share their ideas give “nano-presentations” outlining a core problem, a tested approach, and key learning points for implementation by others.

Delegates who do not choose to present may still contribute actively by asking questions and participating in a reflective group discussion.

A TeachMeet approach will be used, in which delegates will be invited to apply in advance to present on their own approaches. The session organisers will select presentations to show as wide a variety of approaches as possible, to enable comparisons and evaluations. The key take-away points for participants will be highlighted in a group discussion. Delegates will be able to formulate ideas for what approaches to adapt or adopt for their home institutions, and to identify their own professional development agenda.

Learning outcome : 1. Participants will gain an understanding in techniques and approaches to key problems in supporting a large and diverse audience of service users. 2. Participants will analyse and identify the priority issues for their own context, and gain ideas for approaches to resolution for those issues.

Type of interactivity : A TeachMeet approach will be used, in which delegates will be invited to apply in advance to present on their own approaches. The session organisers will select presentations to show as wide a variety of approaches as possible, to enable comparisons and evaluations. The key take-away points for participants will be highlighted in a group discussion. Delegates will be able to formulate ideas for what approaches to adapt or adopt for their home institutions, and to identify their own professional development agenda.

Level : Intermediate

Target audience : This workshop is of interest to those involved in design / delivery of information and digital skills teaching, or those supervising teaching teams, who wish to exchange approaches to meet the learning needs of increasingly large and diverse clientele groups.

Preparation for the session : No

Biography and Bibliography
Fiona Brown, Marshall Dozier, Ruth Jenkins and Donna Watson are Academic Support Librarians, active in teaching good academic practice, information and digital skills, and in design of online and face-to-face teaching. We have extensive experience in 1-to-1, small group and large group teaching, from undergraduate to research scientist levels. We would like to share our experience and ideas, but in this session we really want to learn about your teaching ideas and innovations.


 
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