The following abstract outlines a panel discussion that I (Gary Roberts) presented with Beverly Crowell and Barb Greil at the SUNY CIT conference in May 2003.
You can also preview the PowerPoint Presentation that we prepared for SUNY CIT.
Click Here For TILT Board PowerPoint Presentation (recovered via the Internet Archive)
Tilt Board Abstract
In what ways can small colleges with limited resources take strides to meet the new Middle States information literacy requirements? And, how can our academic institutions expand and grow their information literacy programs into campus-wide efforts that provide assessment tools to meet these standards? The three campuses in Alfred are working on a solution. With the adoption of an information literacy requirement, the Middle States Accreditation board has underscored the importance of documenting and evaluating information literacy skills in undergraduate education. Many schools are working to meet the challenge of transitioning from small-scale, informal information literacy efforts to campus-wide programs that meet the expectations of comprehensiveness and accountability. This panel discussion will explore the resources and strategies available to construct a Web-based information literacy tutorial to meet these needs. Included in the presentation will be a demonstration of how libraries can develop a campus-wide tutorial, which utilizes resources that are readily available on many campuses. Specifically, this panel presentation will explore how the Texas Information Literacy Tutorial (TILT) can be integrated with the registration and testing features of course management systems such as Blackboard and WebCT. Combining Course Management Systems with the multimedia content of TILT has a number of benefits:
1) The content of TILT is leveraged against the registration and testing features of course management systems.
2) Information literacy can be incorporated into course-specific work without reducing classroom time.
3) Student information literacy competency can be measured and documented with CMS-based evaluations.
4) Small institutions can leverage their investment in available course management systems without having to implement technology-intensive authentication systems.
In this session, three potential models of incorporating TILT into
course management systems will be discussed. The session will also
include a demonstration of the TILT Board (TILT and Blackboard) used at
Alfred University, SUNY College of Ceramics, and Alfred State College.
Representative panelists from these institutions will discuss their
experiences in testing and implementation and share future plans. In
addition, an archive copy of the Alfred TILT Board module, will be made
available for campuses who wish to import it into their own local
Blackboard system. (originally posted June 3, 2003)