iSchool Partnerships and Practices, Part 3 of 3
Combining industry collaboration and teaching: can it work?
Evaluating Community-Based Experiential Learning
iSchool at University of British Columbia, Canada
This session presents initial results of a strategy to improve iSchool’s Community-Based Experiential Learning (CBEL) initiatives. The emphasis is on developing and testing an evaluation model of CBEL, at the course level that provides the required empirical data to evaluate student’s learning/experience, instructor goals, community partners’ learning/experience, and achievement of iSchool goals in CBEL initiatives. In this session, we present the goals for this project, the evaluation model we developed, and preliminary results of a case study in progress: evaluation of an iSchool’s undergraduate course that uses CBEL intensively. The long-term goal of this project is to provide an evaluation model that can be applied to all programs at the iSchool, that provides effective data collection instruments and empirical data for quality enhancement of CBEL initiatives, and that is flexible enough to be adapted by other iSchools and programs using CBEL.
Learning research data management in an active learning classroom
1University of Borås, Sweden; 2Swedish National Data Service, Sweden
Research data management (RDM) activities are increasingly becoming incorporated in the academic library as well as in iSchool curricula. This paper reports on how active learning classroom (ALC) pedagogy has been successfully used in a blended-learning professional-development course for university staff in RDM support. The course is a collaborative initiative between an iSchool and a national data archive. ALC tasks have been designed to allow participants to combine their respective experiences with learning from course material in order to solve problems, device solutions, and create reference material. Tasks are focused around cases that relate closely to activities the RDM support staff may meet and allow participants to compare local conditions in their respective institutions. The course combines practical, strategic and theoretical content. Both the use of ALC and collaboration between an iSchool and a data archive can fruitfully be transferred to other RDM training initiatives.
Pratt iSchool Fellows Program: Collaborating across NYC
Pratt Institute, United States of America
In this presentation, Dean of the iSchool at Pratt Institute Anthony Cocciolo will discuss its fellowship program, which pays students to do a fellowship for 9-months at a NYC institution. Fellowship sites include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, NYC Mayor’s Office for Data Analytics, among seven others. Cocciolo will discuss the lessons learned, feedback from students and the life-after-school of the students who participated in the fellowship program. The presentation will aim to provide transferability to other institutions who might be interested in putting their scholarship money to work to make new connections.