Event Title

Assessing Student Research Skills: The University at Buffalo's Library Skills Workbook on Blackboard

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18-4-2008 11:15 AM

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The University at Buffalo's required Library Skills Workbook was launched on Blackboard in Fall 2006, and one year later, its successes and challenges make for an engaging discussion. Instructors are finding the new format and revised content conducive to assessing their students’ research skills. This poster session will describe the evolution of the Workbook's design from a basic web page to a multi-module tutorial on Blackboard. The presenters will discuss the advantages of using a course management system, and will also address technical challenges encountered when administering the Workbook on this platform. Future endeavors at the University at Buffalo include creating discipline-specific versions of the Library Skills Workbook on Blackboard.

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Apr 18th, 11:15 AM

Assessing Student Research Skills: The University at Buffalo's Library Skills Workbook on Blackboard

The University at Buffalo's required Library Skills Workbook was launched on Blackboard in Fall 2006, and one year later, its successes and challenges make for an engaging discussion. Instructors are finding the new format and revised content conducive to assessing their students’ research skills. This poster session will describe the evolution of the Workbook's design from a basic web page to a multi-module tutorial on Blackboard. The presenters will discuss the advantages of using a course management system, and will also address technical challenges encountered when administering the Workbook on this platform. Future endeavors at the University at Buffalo include creating discipline-specific versions of the Library Skills Workbook on Blackboard.