Information Literacy and Learning
Fall 2015 Greensheet
Shelly C. Buchanan
SJSU Email or personal email: email@example.com
Office Hours: virtually via weekly Collaborate sessions (see Canvas for schedule), by email, BbIM, and phone/text
Phone: (503) 422-1492; call as needed
Canvas Login and Tutorials
Canvas Information: Courses will be available beginning August 20, 6 am PDT unless you are taking an intensive or a one unit or two unit class that starts on a different day. In that case the class will open on the first day that the class meets. Course sites will close on February 28, 2016.
You will be enrolled into the Canvas site automatically.
This course provides theory and practice for teaching information literacy in an LIS setting. The course emphasizes learning theory as well as the practical aspects of teaching. Students learn methods and tools for teaching in both synchoronous and asychronous settings.
- Screencast & Reflection: Screencast tutorials are an excellent way to demonstrate ways of accessing and using online tools and materials. In this assignment, you will design and create your own brief screencast using Jing, screencastomatic, or a similar product. Additionally, you will write a reflection commenting on your pedagogical choices. Please see the Screencast assignment sheet in Canvas for details and the grading rubric. (Supports CLO #2, CLO #3, CLO #4; Program Learning Outcome/Core Competency K) (20% of final grade)
- Guide on the Side Tutorial & Reflection: With a partner you will design and create a Guide on the Side tutorial. You will submit your tutorial along with a written reflection including discussion of your choices and application of course materials to your work. (Note: Guide on the Side is an open source tool for creating online tutorials. I will be provide each of you with an account when the term begins.) Please see the Guide on the Side assignment sheet in Canvas for more details and the grading rubric. (Supports CLO #2, CLO#3, CLO #4; Program Learning Outcome/Core Competency K) (20% of final grade)
- Instruction Observation & Analysis: You you will observe a library instruction session conducted by an instruction librarian. You will submit a paper that includes a summary of your experience, a reflection on the effectiveness of the lesson, making connections to the course materials Please see the Instruction Observation & Analysis assignment sheet in Canvas for more details. (Supports CLO #1, CLO #5; Program Learning Outcome/Core Competency N) (20% of total grade)
- Instruction Session for Classmates w/ Lesson Plan, Visual support, Reflection, & Feedback : You will synthesize the learning theories, teaching methods, and information literacy concepts studied throughout the term by preparing and teaching an instruction session using Collaborate. Please see the instruction session assignment sheet and rubric in Canvas for important details. (Supports CLO #3, CLO #4, CLO #6; Program Learning Outcome/Core Competency K & N) (25% of total grade)
- Weekly Online Discussions: The online discussions are a critical piece of our work in this course. Discussions will be structured. Thoughtful participation is expected. Each week you will craft one substantive, thoughtful main post and at least one response to a classmate. Please see the online discussion expectations sheet and rubric in Canvas for important details. (Supports CLO #1, CLO #2, CLO #5; Program Learning Outcome/Core Competency K & N) (15% of total grade)
A note of gratitude goes out to Dr. Michelle Simmons who has generously shared her LIBR254 course content and materials and given permission for its use and adaptation here.
This schedule is subject to change with advance notice. If there is a discrepancy between the schedule on this greensheet and the schedule on the Canvas page, please rely on the Canvas version and alert me to the issue.
Concept, Relevant Student Learning Outcomes (CLOs) & Core Competencies
Readings to be completed and assignments due
Lesson #1 (CLO #1; Program Learning Outcome/Core Competency K)
Lesson #10 (CLO #5; Program Learning Outcome/Core Competency N)
End of the semester
Mode of Instructions
This course will be asynchronous, except for the student instruction session presentations at the end of the term.
Students are required to be active participants in synchronous Collaborate sessions on one of the following dates:
- Tuesday, 12/1 from 6:30-8:45 PM PT
- Wednesday, 12/2 from 6:30-8:45 PM PT
- Thursday, 12/3 from 6:30-8:45 PM PT
- Saturday, 12/4 from 8-10:15 AM PT
- Sunday, 12/5 from 6:30-8:45 PM PT
Please note: Attendance at the asynchronous office hour in Collaborate is optional; the office hour is intended for me to answer student questions, for us to get to know one another, and for an oppotrunity to enjoy some live time together.
Late Assignments Policy
Life happens. If circumstances require you to seek an extension, please do so with advance notice and we can discuss. No extensions will be granted for discussion posts.
Course Workload Expectations
Success in this course is based on the expectation that students will spend, for each unit of credit, a minimum of forty-five hours over the length of the course (normally 3 hours per unit per week with 1 of the hours used for lecture) for instruction or preparation/studying or course related activities including but not limited to internships, labs, clinical practica. Other course structures will have equivalent workload expectations as described in the syllabus.
Instructional time may include but is not limited to:
Working on posted modules or lessons prepared by the instructor; discussion forum interactions with the instructor and/or other students; making presentations and getting feedback from the instructor; attending office hours or other synchronous sessions with the instructor.
Student time outside of class:
In any seven-day period, a student is expected to be academically engaged through submitting an academic assignment; taking an exam or an interactive tutorial, or computer-assisted instruction; building websites, blogs, databases, social media presentations; attending a study group;contributing to an academic online discussion; writing papers; reading articles; conducting research; engaging in small group work.
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Understand the history and current trends of information literacy instruction, including the development and application of published standards, such those published by ACRL or AASL.
- Explain and apply major learning theories to instructional design and teaching.
- Structure instructional materials that meet the needs of diverse learners.
- Design and produce instructional materials that give learners clear, well-organized content that can be applied in a variety of settings.
- Evaluate information literacy instruction in light of established learning theory and the current information literacy literature.
- Design and teach effective information literacy lessons in both synchronous and asynchronous environments.
Core Competencies (Program Learning Outcomes)
INFO 254 supports the following core competencies:
- K Design instructional programs based on learning principles and theories.
- N Evaluate programs and services using measurable criteria.
No Textbooks For This Course.
The standard SJSU School of Information Grading Scale is utilized for all iSchool courses:
|97 to 100
|94 to 96
|91 to 93
|88 to 90
|85 to 87
|82 to 84
|79 to 81
|76 to 78
|73 to 75
|70 to 72
|67 to 69
In order to provide consistent guidelines for assessment for graduate level work in the School, these terms are applied to letter grades:
- C represents Adequate work; a grade of "C" counts for credit for the course;
- B represents Good work; a grade of "B" clearly meets the standards for graduate level work;
For core courses in the MLIS program (not MARA) — INFO 200, INFO 202, INFO 204 — the iSchool requires that students earn a B in the course. If the grade is less than B (B- or lower) after the first attempt you will be placed on administrative probation. You must repeat the class the following semester. If -on the second attempt- you do not pass the class with a grade of B or better (not B- but B) you will be disqualified.
- A represents Exceptional work; a grade of "A" will be assigned for outstanding work only.
Students are advised that it is their responsibility to maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA).
General Expectations, Rights and Responsibilities of the Student
As members of the academic community, students accept both the rights and responsibilities incumbent upon all members of the institution. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with SJSU's policies and practices pertaining to the procedures to follow if and when questions or concerns about a class arises. See University Policy S90-5 at http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/docs/S90-5.pdf. More detailed information on a variety of related topics is available in the SJSU catalog at http://info.sjsu.edu/web-dbgen/catalog/departments/LIS.html. In general, it is recommended that students begin by seeking clarification or discussing concerns with their instructor. If such conversation is not possible, or if it does not serve to address the issue, it is recommended that the student contact the Department Chair as a next step.
Dropping and Adding
Students are responsible for understanding the policies and procedures about add/drop, grade forgiveness, etc. Refer to the current semester's Catalog Policies section at http://info.sjsu.edu/static/catalog/policies.html. Add/drop deadlines can be found on the current academic year calendars document on the Academic Calendars webpage at http://www.sjsu.edu/provost/services/academic_calendars/. The Late Drop Policy is available at http://www.sjsu.edu/aars/policies/latedrops/policy/. Students should be aware of the current deadlines and penalties for dropping classes.
Information about the latest changes and news is available at the Advising Hub at http://www.sjsu.edu/advising/.
Consent for Recording of Class and Public Sharing of Instructor Material
University Policy S12-7, http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/docs/S12-7.pdf, requires students to obtain instructor's permission to record the course and the following items to be included in the syllabus:
- "Common courtesy and professional behavior dictate that you notify someone when you are recording him/her. You must obtain the instructor's permission to make audio or video recordings in this class. Such permission allows the recordings to be used for your private, study purposes only. The recordings are the intellectual property of the instructor; you have not been given any rights to reproduce or distribute the material."
- It is suggested that the syllabus include the instructor's process for granting permission, whether in writing or orally and whether for the whole semester or on a class by class basis.
- In classes where active participation of students or guests may be on the recording, permission of those students or guests should be obtained as well.
- "Course material developed by the instructor is the intellectual property of the instructor and cannot be shared publicly without his/her approval. You may not publicly share or upload instructor generated material for this course such as exam questions, lecture notes, or homework solutions without instructor consent."
Your commitment, as a student, to learning is evidenced by your enrollment at San Jose State University. The University Academic Integrity Policy F15-7 at http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/docs/F15-7.pdf requires you to be honest in all your academic course work. Faculty members are required to report all infractions to the office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development. The Student Conduct and Ethical Development website is available at http://www.sjsu.edu/studentconduct/.
Campus Policy in Compliance with the American Disabilities Act
If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, or if you need to make special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible, or see me during office hours. Presidential Directive 97-03 at http://www.sjsu.edu/president/docs/directives/PD_1997-03.pdf requires that students with disabilities requesting accommodations must register with the Accessible Education Center (AEC) at http://www.sjsu.edu/aec to establish a record of their disability.
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