A pilot study is currently underway at Queensborough Community College which explores the impact of a pedagogically-designed research guide (PDRG) on information literacy student learning outcomes. In contrast to pathfinder guides, the PDRG seeks to engage and support students through all steps of the research assignment. Each guide tab corresponds to a stage in Kuhlthau’s Model of the Information Search Process and includes both a micro-lecture and a quiz. The poster will discuss the creation and Spring 2018 launch of the PDRG. Poster visual aids will incorporate graphic presentation of the micro-lectures and quizzes, as well as preliminary quiz results. Micro-lecture videos will be available for viewing and their production discussed.
Wengler, S.T. (2018, March). “Next level learning: Using pedagogically-designed research guides in information literacy instruction.” Poster presented at the 3rd Personal Librarian and First Year Experience Library Conference, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.