Title

Adding Up to Success? Assessing Freshman Skills in Information Literacy

Document Type

Conference Presentation

Publication Date

October 2014

Abstract

Loyola Marymount University (LMU) designed a 4-module online tutorial to meet the information literacy outcomes associated with a First Year Seminar course. The four modules that comprise the tutorial (Starting Your Assignment, Types of Information, Finding and Evaluating Information, and Using Information Ethically) were integrated into each First Year Seminar course through Blackboard, the university's Learning Management System (LMS). After completing each tutorial module, students were also required to take a quiz. The effectiveness of the tutorial and quizzes was assessed through a mixed methods approach using direct and indirect measures. Overall areas of weakness are were evaluated and addressed, in collaboration with the Director of the Core Curriculum Program.