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Nicole Webber

Liaison Librarian to Business and Communications; Assistant Professor of University Libraries at the University of Northern Colorado

Flipped Library Sessions: Customized Instruction that Prioritizes Applied Information Literacy Learning

3rd Annual Higher Education Flipped Learning Conference
MAST Institute, University of Northern Colorado
June 14th - June 15th, 2018

Nicole Webber
Library Faculty
University of Northern Colorado
Stephanie Wiegand
Library Faculty
University of Northern Colorado

Presentation Materials

Example Tools For Teaching Flipped Information Literacy

Recorded librarian lectures or informational videos

Tutorials with and without interactive components/quizzes

Graded assignments: Worksheets, exercises, research progress, scavenger hunts, discussion forums, etc.

Assigned readings, articles, or cases

  • Examples: primary research article, review article, literature review of a dissertation, legal case, news story, etc.
  • Demonstration of methods, style, structure, research elements, current state of research, or research issues.

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Example Techniques for Teaching Flipped Information Literacy

Active Learning

Cooperative/Collaborative Learning

Inductive Learning

For inductive learning, the learner is the teacher and the instructor/educator/librarian is the guide or facilitator. Learners study examples and organize knowledge in order to determine a rule, contrary to traditional classroom learning in which there is lecture (e.g., the rules), followed by examples. Inductive learning is known by various names and structures, including case-based learning, constructivist learning, inquiry-based learning, discovery learning, problem-based learning, and project-based learning.

Further Reading