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ReMix: Combining Motivational Design with Problem-Based Learning to Build Real World Information Competencies LOEX 2016: Home

Abstract

Emphasizing transferable skills can be a challenge when many of our interactions with students are via one shots for specific courses or assignments. The Framework for Information Literacy shifts us away from straightforward skill-based instruction and towards fluid threshold concepts, allowing librarians to reconsider how academic research skills are transferred to students’ chosen fields. Discover the results of an empirical study that used problem-based learning scenarios and motivational design to increase students’ transferable information literacy skills. This hands-on, interactive session will help you adapt Problem-Based Learning and Motivational Design principles to the Framework’s threshold concepts to increase student engagement and “real world” information literacy skills. In groups or individually, participants will practice identifying the appropriate threshold concepts to form learning objectives, map concepts to sample problem-based learning scenarios, and identify when and where to embed Problem-Based Learning and motivational design into a lesson or overall curriculum. 

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze which Framework themes are best suited to motivational design and Problem-Based Learning
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of sample Problem-Based Scenarios for your learning outcomes
  • Assess strategies for implementing Problem-Based Learning into a one-shot or larger Information Literacy program

ReMix: Framework/PBL/ARCS

Choosing Powerful Search Terms  Framework/PBL/ARCS Template
This Google Drive version is locked, but you can save it to your Google Drive. To do this go to File | Make a Copy and then you can edit and adapt it.

Choosing Powerful Search Terms  Sample Framework/PBL/ARCS Plan
This Google Drive version is locked, but you can save it to your Google Drive. To do this go to File | Make a Copy and then you can edit and adapt it.

Activity Instructions

  1. Read the Scenario on your table
  2. Complete the ReMix Template as you go
  3. View libguides.colorado.edu/remix
  4. As a Table, choose one Framework concept.
  5. Form two sub-teams for PBL, ARCS
  6. Fill in the gaps. Share choices with the opposite side. Modify your ReMix as needed.
  7. Take a look at the Discussion Questions

Presentation Slides

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