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Information Literacy Survey Results
 

1. Why are you registering for this workshop? What do you want to accomplish?
a.  To better inform my students about the library resources and to encourage their use of available print & electronic media to retrieve relevant materials for their classes.
b.  To use the facilities offered by the HU Library system to enhance my teaching and students' learning.
c.  To understand why my students do not understand the importance of peer reviewed research material and how to better educate them and myself in communicating this.
d.  To know how to use information technology more effectively.
e.  To make sure that I am accessing the information I need to provide students with sound instruction.
f.  To learn advanced Internet search strategies.
g.  To find out the latest in search techniques to help my graduate students as they begin research on theses and dissertations.
h.  To refine strategies for learning and sharing, as well as strategies for accessing and utilizing informational resources for research and service-learning projects.
i.  To learn all about retrieving available research data and information.
j.  To empower students to have access to current information that is shared globally.
k. To enhance my ability to teach my courses more effectively.
l.  To learn to master the technological resource tolls at my disposal to become a better scholar and teacher.


2. What are your overall objectives for the students whom you teach? (What knowledge, skills, and attitudes do you want them to take away from your class?)

a.  To ensure that students are able to (1) write well within the conventions of the discipline, (2) think critically about the material presented in class, (3) become active learners, and (4) become competent practitioners of the scientific skills taught in  the class.
b.  To empower my students to think critically, become independent learners and to develop competence in their chosen discipline.
c.  To encourage students to practice ethical integrity in all aspects of their professional and personal lives.
d.  To be more concerned about available material; to use the library as a resource; and to do their own writing.
e.  To apply critical thinking and ethics.
f.  To exhibit a healthy respect for information gathering and understanding that the Web is not the only place to find information.
g.  To acquire an appreciation for and use of data gathering techniques.
h.  To help develop basic mathematical skills for non Math majors and a solid background for Math majors.
i.  To locate and use catalogues and databases that will enhance their oral and written projects and papers.
j.  To think critically and to write effectively in a variety of modes. To be able to select the best mode based on the writing assignment.
k.  To to realize that conducting research is not a meaningless prerequisite for navigating the educational system. Rather, it necessary skill that enriches our lives in many ways and can be both stimulating and satisfying. I am hoping that through this workshop, I can learn new skills and garner information that will help me learn and teach more effectively. I am hoping that my enthusiasm will be communicated to them.

3. Has plagiarism been a problem in your classes?
Yes ( 11 )  No (1) Don't know (0)

4. How much direction do you give students with respect to documentation or citation style?
Very specific, written guidelines or directive   (8)
Indirect written suggestions   (1)
Indirect oral (verbal) suggestions  (2)
None (1)

5. Have you brought or sent your students to the library for online instruction in the past two years?
Yes  (6) No  (6)

Rate how frequently you use these library services:

 

Weekly

Monthly

Occasionally

Rarely
  1. How often do you visit a library to obtain books or other printed information?
5
1
6
0
  1. How often do you visit a library to search the internet or conduct research?
4
1
5
2

Rate your proficiency with the following applications:

 

Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced

Never Used
  1. E-mail
0
3
9
0
  1. Word processing (e.g. MS Word or WordPerfect)
1
2
9
0
  1. Presentation software (e.g. PowerPoint)
2
3
4
3
  1. Using courseware (e.g. WebCT, Blackboard, or eCollege)
1
1
6
4
  1. Searching the online catalog (e.g. Sterling)
2
3
5
2
  1. Searching online library databases (e.g. EBSCOhost or Ethnic News Watch)
1
4
4
3
  1. Using internet search engines (e.g. Yahoo or Google)
1
2
9
0
  1. Creating a web page or wiki
4
1
0
7
  1. Blogging
3
1
0
8
  1. Using RSS Feeds
1
0
0
11
  1. Using an IPod or PDA
3
2
0
7

Gender Distribution:   (9) Females   (3) Males

Schools/Colleges:   Communications: Journalism/MCMS, CS&D
                             COAS: English (2), Soc&Anth, Mathematics, Modern Languages (2)
                             Health Sciences: COM, Clinical Laboratory Sci.(2)

 
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