Research Project - I-SKILLS Résumé

I-SKILLS Résumé– a tool for reflection on and self-evaluation of Information Literacy.

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Publications and Presentations

Canadian Communication Asociation, June 4-7, 2013, Victoria, BC
Reflection, Integration, Transformation: Students describe the integration of information literacy skills and journalism practice
Presentation (ppt) * Handout (Word)

Centenial Symposium for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning,November 11-13, Banff, Alberta
Unconventional Classrooms, Unconventional Methods: Conducting Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Research in Places You Don't Expect

Handout (Word)

EBLIP5, June 29-July 3, 2009, Stockholm, Sweden
Connections, reflections, and redirections: bridging research and practice in information literacy instruction
Presentation (ppt) (now with participants' comments) * Handout (Word) * sample I-SKILLS form (Word)

WILU 2009, May25-28, 2009, Montreal PQ
Prompting reflection to enhance learning and teaching

Presentation (ppt) (now with participants' comments thanks to Maureen Perry, Paula McMillen and Susie Brier who found my memory stick) * Handout (Word)

Mount Royal Library PD Day, May 5, 2009
Watching Learning Happen
Poster (pdf)

LOEX 2009, April 30-May, 2009, Albuquerque, N.M.
Many paths, one journey: mapping the routes to information literacy

Presentation - Now with participant comments! (ppt) * Handout (Word)

Watching Learning Happen: Results of a Longitudinal Study of Journalism Students,
Journal of Academic Librarianship, Vol. 35, No. 2 (March, 2009), p. 132-142.
(if you cannot access the article, please contact me for a reprint)

Mount Royal SOTL Presentation, October 22, 2008
Watching Learning Happen: Results of a five-year study of the information skills of journalism students

International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Oct 16-19, 2008, Edmonton.
Reflecting, Connecting, and Redirecting
Presentation now updated! (ppt) * Handout (Word)
(see Watching Learning happen - above - for more of the study results.)

LOEX-of-the-West Conference, June 8-10, 2006, Kona, Hawaii.
Self-Assessment Skills for Lifelong Learning
Presentation (ppt) Now with participant notes!!!! * Handout - sample I-SKILLS form (Word) *
Original Presentation (ppt)

NELINET Seminar: Assessing Information Literacy, Dec 13, 2005
The I-SKILLS Résumé: Prompting reflection and self assessment
Presentation (now updated) * Handout

Open Résumé: Magic Words for Assessment (Word)
College & Research Library News, Vol 66, No. 7, 2005, pp 516-520.

I.F. (Information Fluency) (Word)
College & Research Library News, Vol 66, No. 7, 2005, p 520.

MRU Teaching/Learning Institute 2005
The I-SKILLS Résumé: An Assessment Tool and The Research Project It Spawned
Presentation * Handout

Association of College & Research Libraries Conference, April 7-10, 2005, Minneapolis.

ésumé Poster,
PowerPoint or html format and Handout. The handout has been expanded to include answers to questions I heard about the poster at the conference.

I-SKILLS Résumé Research Project Session for Centre for Communication Studies (html)
Presentation and Handout , December 2004.

Interim Report, July 2004 (html)

"Open Résumé": Magic Words for Assessment (html)
Presentation and handout on the project for the MRU Teaching/Learning Institute, May 2004

I would like to thank the Library, the University, the Information Retrieval and Evaluation Outcomes Team, my colleagues and Kathy Enger, whose workshop on PBL at LOEX of the West 2002 gave me the idea of using a résumé. I am also indebted to H. Clarke, my research mentor. Most of all, thanks to the faculty and students in the Journalism program at Mount Royal for their support of and participation in my research project.

I encourage anyone who thinks this approach may be useful to experiment with the Information Skills Résumé- BUT - please let me know how you're using it and what the results are.


Margy MacMillan

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