Event Title

Self-paced tutorials to support evidence-based practice and information literacy in online health sciences education

Session Format

Paper Presentation

Conference Tracks

Library Instruction and Instruction Design

Short Description

Often information literacy instruction for evidence-based practice in health sciences programs centers around conducting research for evidence-based practice for literature review assignments. Librarians have limited opportunities to teach in the clinical courses where evidence-based practice is centered on real life on-the-job clinical practice.

Self-paced online tutorials are one strategy for information literacy instruction that can support clinical evidence-based practice. Tools like LibWizard (Springshare) allow librarians to create tutorials that center around clinical scenarios that include formative assessment, certificates of completion, and user experience evaluation. This presentation will cover techniques for tutorial creation, including instructional design, assessment, and engagement.

Long Description

Are you a liaison librarian for an online health sciences program looking for new ways to integrate information literacy instruction into evidence-based practice?

The author is a liaison librarian for an online graduate nursing program. The librarian is highly embedded in the program and teaches information literacy for evidence-based practice in two research courses. Currently, most information literacy instruction centers on conducting research for evidence-based practice for literature review assignments. The librarian has had limited opportunities to teach in the clinical courses where evidence-based practice is centered on real life on-the-job clinical practice.

In an effort to develop information literacy instruction that supports clinical evidence-based practice, the librarian created a self-paced online tutorial using LibWizard (Springshare) that includes a pre- and post test and formative assessment throughout aimed at helping students find the best evidence/references for their clinical write-up assignments. The tutorial includes an ungraded certificate of completion that students can submit to their instructors. Students also have an opportunity to evaluate the tutorial.

The tutorial is being launched in Spring 2020. The librarian will use LibWizard usage and analytical reports to assess the success of the tutorial and revise it according to user evaluations. If the tutorial is a success, the librarian plans to create a self-paced library orientation to introduce incoming students to library resources upon entering the program.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify techniques for formative assessment in online tutorials
  2. Identify techniques to encourage the use of online tutorials
  3. Identify techniques for evaluating online tutorials

Comments

Interaction Strategies: I will engage the audience by asking audience members to share their experiences with information literacy instruction for evidence-based practice in online education. I will share examples of formative assessment and user experience evaluation from the tutorial I created and ways of promoting usage of the tutorial to faculty and students. I will also share usage and analytical reports and user evaluations.

Intended Audience: Some experience on the topic

Keywords: Evidence-based practice, information literacy, online education, health sciences education, online tutorials, instruction, assessment

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Self-paced tutorials to support evidence-based practice and information literacy in online health sciences education

Often information literacy instruction for evidence-based practice in health sciences programs centers around conducting research for evidence-based practice for literature review assignments. Librarians have limited opportunities to teach in the clinical courses where evidence-based practice is centered on real life on-the-job clinical practice.

Self-paced online tutorials are one strategy for information literacy instruction that can support clinical evidence-based practice. Tools like LibWizard (Springshare) allow librarians to create tutorials that center around clinical scenarios that include formative assessment, certificates of completion, and user experience evaluation. This presentation will cover techniques for tutorial creation, including instructional design, assessment, and engagement.