Designing Information Assignments for Literacy (DIAL) is a one-semester intensive seminar which will pursue two goals: to contribute to a body of Open Education Resources (OER), and to help faculty design assignments addressing LaGuardia’s Inquiry and Problem Solving Competency while building students’ technology skills. DIAL participants from across the disciplines will incorporate research and information literacy skill-building into class assignments. Applying inquiry-based pedagogy to constructing assignments that utilize online databases, faculty will be able to design strategies for utilizing the Inquiry and Problem Solving core competency in their discipline. In addition, seminar participants will contribute to a publicly viewable Open Education Resource (OER) guide designed to help other faculty – at LaGuardia and beyond – integrate information literacy into their teaching through a problem-based approach to designing learning activities. At the heart of the OER resource guide will be the development of sample research projects for students that target information literacy as an outcome, along with faculty participants’ narratives explaining the rationale behind the assignments. This seminar will also provide faculty participants the opportunity to learn about Library resources and how to best integrate them into student research.
[CTL Professional Development Seminar 2015-2016]
Funded by a 2014 Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries, United States Institute of Museum and Library Services.