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Reconfiguring Auburn University's Main Library for Engaged Active Student Learning
In the face of changes in teaching and learning, academic libraries are responding with changes of their own. New pedagogies are creating opportunities for libraries to connect directly to the curriculum and support students ...
A3 Authentic, Active, Assessment: Assessing In-Class Instruction Student Work
The assessment of student learning is a hot topic among those in education, and library instruction proves no exception. This presentation concerns Auburn University Libraries’ foray into authentic assessment of active ...
Cutting the Commute: Assess Authentically and Still Arrive on Time
While the importance of assessment for student learning is widely recognized, instructors are often reluctant to sacrifice valuable class time for this activity. This presentation discusses the Auburn University Libraries ...
Teaching Students the How and Why of Source Evaluation: Pedagogies that Empower Communities of Learning and Scholarship
Evaluating information sources is an essential part of the research process, but many students fail to grasp its importance. In order to sustain and participate in the research practices that create new knowledge, students ...
Tackling the Complexities of Source Evaluation: Active Learning Exercises that Foster Students' Critical Thinking
Library instructors are often called upon to teach classes devoted to evaluating information sources. These sessions are typically offered in conjunction with writing assignments that require students to locate sources ...