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Reflection on Learning Objectives Assessment

June 27, 2012

Project Description

In a 1.5 hour workshop, faculty will be able to access and use library resources through the ipad. Following the session, faculty will be able to: access and search selected library databases, download journal articles from library databases, download ebooks through an ebook app, and identify and use iannotate, goodreader, and notability apps for research.

Learning Objectives

1)      Create a bookmark in the Safari web browser

2)      Download relevant ebooks

3)      Access relevant journal articles through web browser

4)      Access relevant journal articles through library database app

5)      Evaluate, Select, and Download a productivity app, such as iAnnotate, for annotation

6)      Use a productivity app, such as iAnnotate, to annotate and highlight research materials

7)      Evaluate, Select, and Download a productivity app, such as Notability, for note-taking

8)      Use a productivity app to take notes, such as Notability, while conducting academic research

9)      Evaluate, Select, and Download a productivity app, such as GoodReader, for connection to network drives

10)  Use a productivity app, such as GoodReader, to connect to network drives to access work files

11)  Transfer annotated research material to network drive

Assessment Matrix
A note about Assessment:
In this situation, attendance at this workshop is completely voluntary and may actually be inconvenient for a faculty learner to attend due to faculty members’ very busy and varied schedules. Therefore, faculty learners who attend this session are already highly motivated to learn the content. Additionally, in this campus culture it would NOT be acceptable to require any form of formal testing or assessment of faculty. I would quickly hear from my upper-level administrators if that were attempted in any formalized manner!

Therefore assessment must be in the form of “authentic assessment” (p. 112) as described by Smith & Ragan (2005). Some assessment may be Performance; faculty learners will be completing actual tasks (ie- downloading an app). Other assessment may be Simulations; faculty learners will be completing tasks that are similar to or mirror real-world tasks (ie-locating a relevant journal article).

Because the workshop size will be small with intentional individual attention from the instructor built in, the instructor can informally assess performance and simulation while the faculty learners complete each objective. If a faculty learner is not completing an objective, the instructor can address the issue immediately, or ask to work with the faculty learner at a later time if the issue is determined to be significant enough and would take too much class time to address immediately (ie-how to effectively search a library database).

It should also be noted that because the productivity apps cost money to download, faculty learners may decide not to download the app during class. Instead, they may wish to simply observe how the app is used by the instructor to determine whether they will choose to download and use the app at a later time. This is a valid option due to limited professional development funds available to the faculty learner. In this case, the Instructor should make sure that faculty learners know that the Instructor is available in the future for an individual or group ‘refresher’ session.

Learning Objectives Bloom’s Taxonomy Classification Format of Assessment Description of Test Form Sample items
Create a bookmark in the Safari web browser Synthesize Performance Performance Bookmark is created on learner’s ipad
Download relevant ebooks Apply Performance Simulation Book successfully downloaded to learner’s ipad
Access relevant journal articles through web browser Evaluate Performance Simulation Journal article opened through web browser on learner’s ipad
Access relevant journal articles through library database app Evaluate Performance Simulation Journal article opened through app on learner’s ipad
Evaluate, Select, and Download a productivity app, such as iAnnotate, for annotation Evaluate Performance Performance Optional because of fee charged by App Store. iAnnotate is downloaded to learner’s ipad
Use a productivity app, such as iAnnotate, to annotate and highlight research materials Apply Performance Simulation Optional: pdf document is created and annotated on learner’s ipad
Evaluate, Select, and Download a productivity app, such as Notability, for note-taking Evaluate Performance Performance Optional because of fee charged by App Store. Notability is downloaded to leaner’s ipad
Use a productivity app to take notes, such as Notability, while conducting academic research Apply Performance Simulation Optional: Learner creates new note and writes note in app
Evaluate, Select, and Download a productivity app, such as GoodReader, for connection to network drives Evaluate Performance Performance Optional because of fee charged by App Store. GoodReader is downloaded to leaner’s ipad
Use a productivity app, such as GoodReader, to connect to network drives to access work files Apply Performance Performance Learner follows ITS procedure and connects to personal network files
Transfer annotated research material to network drive Apply Performance Performance Leaner transfers document from ipad to network file

Smith, P. L., & Ragan, T. J. (2005). Instructional design. Hoboken, N.J.: J. Wiley & Sons.

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