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Information Literacy In Higher Education: Now More Than Ever, Sharon A. Weiner May 2017

Information Literacy In Higher Education: Now More Than Ever, Sharon A. Weiner

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Dr. Weiner will offer an overview of information literacy issues present in society that result from lack of attention to it in educational systems. She will discuss ways to position academic libraries to strengthen librarians’ roles as essential educators, and will provide talking points for making convincing cases for information literacy with faculty and administrators.


Information Literacy In The “Pathway To Success”, Sharon A. Weiner Jan 2015

Information Literacy In The “Pathway To Success”, Sharon A. Weiner

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

This presentation explored how information literacy contributes to college student success. Examples of how other universities address information literacy illustrated practical and effective strategies. Finally, the speaker suggested ways that information literacy could support strategic initiatives at Indiana State.


Creating, Implementing And Supporting A Web Accessibility Policy At Purdue University, Dean Brusnighan, David Schwarte, Maryann Ferkis Nov 2014

Creating, Implementing And Supporting A Web Accessibility Policy At Purdue University, Dean Brusnighan, David Schwarte, Maryann Ferkis

Teaching and Learning Technologies Presentations

This session will review: Purdue’s journey to gaining buy-in for a Web Accessibility Policy; the process for drafting a policy; the implementation of the policy; training and support; ensuring compliance; and future steps that will continue to help Purdue come into full compliance with section 508 standards and the ADA.

We will review our policy by discussing what worked and what was less successful. We will describe how the Office of Institutional Equity and the volunteer Web Accessibility Committee worked together to educate the campus on its obligations. A variety of approaches to educating campus communities about web accessibility ...


Flipping Our Website, Pat Reid Jan 2014

Flipping Our Website, Pat Reid

Teaching and Learning Technologies Presentations

Purdue's IT website has a section on instructional technologies, which includes a lot of information about the services we provide. For faculty who know what service they want, this approach works well; however, often we find faculty do not know where to start. Recently, we launched a new companion site, focused on faculty issues and pedagogies that lead to technology use. This session will invite participants to explore the site and provide feedback.


Ethics And Analytics: Limits Of Knowledge And A Horizon Of Opportunity, James E. Willis Iii, Matthew D. Pistilli Oct 2013

Ethics And Analytics: Limits Of Knowledge And A Horizon Of Opportunity, James E. Willis Iii, Matthew D. Pistilli

Teaching and Learning Technologies Presentations

The realms of academic and learning analytics are in need of ethical frameworks to address issues associated with student autonomy, information confidentiality, and predictive modeling. This interactive session will involve small-group discussion surrounding a frontier of ethics and its contribution to innovation in and use of new analytics systems.


Helping Faculty Build New Teaching And Learning Models, Pat Reid, Donalee Attardo Oct 2013

Helping Faculty Build New Teaching And Learning Models, Pat Reid, Donalee Attardo

Teaching and Learning Technologies Presentations

For many years we have struggled with effective student learning. At Purdue we have implemented a program which supports faculty with course redesign targeted at student-centered teaching and learning. This presentation provides details on our approach and some preliminary reports of the successes we are seeing.


Preparing A Social Media Policy For Service Pack 11, Wei Zakharov, Akesha Horton, Christopher Callahan Jul 2013

Preparing A Social Media Policy For Service Pack 11, Wei Zakharov, Akesha Horton, Christopher Callahan

Teaching and Learning Technologies Presentations

Blackboard Learn Service Pack 11 offers users the opportunity to integrate popular social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, into academic content. Students will be able to create profiles and choose settings to open the information to classmates, institution students, or students around the world. This session explores the processes Purdue University enacted to determine how these new features intersect with current social media policies, and addresses the academic and administrative opportunities and challenges that must be considered prior to implementation.


Participatory Design Of Purdue University’S Active Learning Center Final Report, Nancy Fried Foster, Teresa Balser, Rae Lynn Boes, Dianna Deputy, William Ferrall, Michael Fosmire, Jeremy R. Garritano, Amanda Gill, Vicki Killion, Monica Kirkwood, Clarence Maybee, Kristen Twardowski, Jane Yatcilla, Tao Zhang May 2013

Participatory Design Of Purdue University’S Active Learning Center Final Report, Nancy Fried Foster, Teresa Balser, Rae Lynn Boes, Dianna Deputy, William Ferrall, Michael Fosmire, Jeremy R. Garritano, Amanda Gill, Vicki Killion, Monica Kirkwood, Clarence Maybee, Kristen Twardowski, Jane Yatcilla, Tao Zhang

Libraries Reports

Purdue University’s commitment to active learning requires facilities that support small-­‐group work, peer learning, the use of technology, and other classroom innovations. The Active Learning Center is intended to provide classroom space combined seamlessly with library space to meet these needs. Members of the Libraries faculty and staff conducted a series of information-­‐gathering activities to gain insight into the range of activities, work practices and preferences that the new building must support. It is our hope that the building will indeed support these activities, serve as a centrally located, flagship building for Purdue University, and support and ...


Workshop Development And Delivery, Joe S. Conte Jr. Apr 2013

Workshop Development And Delivery, Joe S. Conte Jr.

Teaching and Learning Technologies Presentations

At Purdue University, the central IT organization (Information Technology at Purdue) is charged with helping instructors (Faculty, staff, and graduate students) use technology to enhance teaching and learning. Our group develops workshops (face-to-face and online)) and documentation (written, video, etc.) to assist in this effort.

This presentation describes

  • The Facilitator Maturation Process - the steps our facilitators must take to go from a new hire to an independently deploy-able trainer
  • Recent steps we took to redesign our workshops to make them more engaging and instill active learning techniques in their delivery.
  • The documentation creation process/workflow we instituted to streamline and ...


Exploring Gradient: An Interactive Online Peer-Review And Assessment Tool., Pat Reid, Akesha Horton Mar 2013

Exploring Gradient: An Interactive Online Peer-Review And Assessment Tool., Pat Reid, Akesha Horton

Teaching and Learning Technologies Presentations

Gradient is a web-based writing and peer assessment tool developed by the ITaP Informatics Team at Purdue University. It allows students the opportunity to develop critical reading and writing skills using various scholarly resources. Assignments can be designed to focus on discipline-specific domains, interdisciplinary topics, core curricula, or more general subject areas. Students develop critical-reviewing skills, which can be transferred to various contexts. What makes Gradient unique from similar products is its clean interface, the flexibility it offers for designing assignments, the ability to integrate graphics into assignments, and the process for scoring students.


A Faculty-Focused Course Design/Redesign Process, Pat Reid Feb 2013

A Faculty-Focused Course Design/Redesign Process, Pat Reid

Teaching and Learning Technologies Presentations

As a part of the IMPACT (Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation) project, faculty attend weekly developmental workshops. As these have become progressively more focused and interactive, we realized that many faculty members have little to no education in sound course design. As a result, we developed a faculty-focused, backward design process that offers a flexible, step-by-step model. The model provides both practical and theoretical background at each step, links to articles, videos, websites, and more for faculty who wish to delve deeper.


Im:Pact: Supporting Faculty Innovation In Course Redesign, Pat Reid Feb 2013

Im:Pact: Supporting Faculty Innovation In Course Redesign, Pat Reid

Teaching and Learning Technologies Presentations

M:PACT is a centrally supported program that encourages faculty innovation in the redesign of large-enrollment courses at Purdue University. In two years, IM:PACT has seen the participation of 61 faculty, representing 49 courses and 11 colleges. FLC (faculty learning community) sessions lead faculty through the course redesign process, focusing on creating student-centered learning and leveraging instructional technology. Faculty work closely with design teams composed of staff from the academic technologies division of the central IT organization (ITaP), the Center of Instructional Excellence (CIE), and Libraries. Participants will explore how to begin a similar program at their own institutions.


Purdue University's Foundations Of Excellence Final Report: A Roadmap For Excellent Beginnings, Office Of The Provost, Purdue University Aug 2012

Purdue University's Foundations Of Excellence Final Report: A Roadmap For Excellent Beginnings, Office Of The Provost, Purdue University

Office of the Provost Publications and Reports

This report lays the groundwork for a new campus culture focused on excellent, intentional, and integrated curricular and co-curricular efforts for all students, according to their specific needs, so that they can achieve academic and personal success. In addition, it provides a blueprint for coordinating assessment and dissemination of findings to foster continuous improvement among the University’s overall student success efforts.


How Much Do U.S. University Students Know, And Want To Know, About Sustainability And Green Building? The Findings Of A Survey, And Possible Implications For General Elective Curricula., Jeremy R. Farner May 2011

How Much Do U.S. University Students Know, And Want To Know, About Sustainability And Green Building? The Findings Of A Survey, And Possible Implications For General Elective Curricula., Jeremy R. Farner

Purdue Polytechnic Masters Theses

Using the survey approach, this investigation examined the attitudes and interest of college students at two universities in different geographic locations within the United States. Approximately 24,000 students from all disciplines and majors at Weber State University (WSU) in Utah, and 4,000 at Purdue University in Indiana, were invited to participate in a study to determine current knowledge, familiarity, and interest in topics within the sustainability and Green Building educational arena. The goal of this study was to determine what students already know, would like to know, and how much interest there would be in developing a general ...


How Much Do U.S. University Students Know, And Want To Know, About Sustainability And Green Building? The Findings Of A Survey, And Possible Implications For General Elective Curriculum., Jeremy R. Farner Apr 2011

How Much Do U.S. University Students Know, And Want To Know, About Sustainability And Green Building? The Findings Of A Survey, And Possible Implications For General Elective Curriculum., Jeremy R. Farner

Purdue Polytechnic Masters Theses

Using the survey approach, this investigation examined the attitudes and interest of college students at two universities in different geographic locations within the United States. Approximately 24,000 students from all disciplines and majors at Weber State University (WSU) in Utah, and 4,000 at Purdue University in Indiana, were invited to participate in a study to determine current knowledge, familiarity, and interest in topics within the sustainability and Green Building educational arena. The goal of this study was to determine what students already know, would like to know, and how much interest there would be in developing a general ...