As we do each year, we will be adding 6-8 (or more!) new or completed refreshed pieces of multimedia. The topics for these pieces of multimedia are selected based on feedback from customer surveys and conversations to ensure that we are best meeting the needs of our users. The first round of new items, slated for release over the summer, will include (exact titles subject to modification):
- Annotated Bibliographies
- Beginning Research With Google/Wikipedia
- The Research Process (completely new replacement for existing video)
- Choosing a Topic (completely new replacement for existing tutorial)
- Searching as Exploration
- Source Types (text-based tutorial to complement and expand on Source Types video)
We anticipate adding another smaller group of new and revised multimedia in December 2018, exact topics TBD.
The most notable aspect of this content update is a shift in our design paradigm, supported by feedback from instructional librarians we’ve gathered over the last year. Rather than tutorials being text only and videos being view only, all of our new multimedia will now contain interactive checkpoints and practice elements. This gives students hands-on experience practicing skills, and gives librarians insight into student competency. This brings us into a new realm of formative assessment and authentic practice, to complement our video content and summative assessments (quizzes and Pre/Post tests).