May 7th Conference at LaGuardia: Information Literacy Assessment in a 2.0 World

April 19, 2010 | News

Information Literacy Assessment in a 2.0 World:  Changes & Challenges

Dr. Megan Oakleaf, iSchool, Syracuse University

“With the rise of Web 2.0, students are more challenged than ever to locate, evaluate, and incorporate appropriate information into their academic work.  Administrators and faculty who seek to assess information skills also find themselves in a 2.0 world—one we might call “Information Literacy Assessment 2.0”. Frustrations abound with 1.0 assessment options like surveys and tests, yet we struggle with 2.0 assessment approaches including authentic, integrated performance assessments and the use of rubrics to evaluate artifacts of student learning.  What common mistakes do we make when employing Assessment 2.0 strategies?  What are the best ways to avoid these mistakes?  What are the best practices for this new world?  Can we use Web 2.0 tools to assess student learning?  And how can we “roll up” individual assessments for institutional reporting?  Join us for a participatory conversation that wrestles with 2.0 challenges and points the way forward to positive change.”

Friday, May 7th, 2010

9:30AM – 12:00PM

LaGuardia Community College/CUNY

Long Island City, NY 11101

Room: E-242

No registration fee

Refreshments will be served

To register, please click on the following link:

Dr. Megan Oakleaf is an Assistant Professor in the iSchool at Syracuse University. Her research areas include assessment, evidence-based decision making, information literacy instruction, and reference services. Prior to this position, she served as Librarian for Instruction and Undergraduate Research at NC State University and a teacher in Ohio public schools.