Collaborating with students: Reflections on UCC Library co-creating learning experiences

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Chen, Stephanie
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UCC Library launched its Library Learning Resources course on Canvas (the University’s VLE) at the start of the 2020 academic year. The course consists of seven, self-directed interdisciplinary modules which offer teaching to all students on information searching and Library resources. This talk outlines the key learnings from a 2021 summer project funded by the University’s Office of the Vice-President for Learning & Teaching. The project involved Library staff collaborating with a diverse and inclusive group of students: to obtain feedback on the Library’s modules; implement improvements based on feedback; develop interactive assessments and content, allowing for the co-creation of learning experiences. The outcome of the project was a refined Library course which was more appealing and engaging. Library staff and students used H5P to co-create new interactive learning objects which help cement knowledge and allow for self-evaluation. An interactive, app-based scavenger hunt was also developed to provide an impactful first experience of UCC Library buildings for new students. Key learning outcomes for attendees: Recognize importance of partnering with students in projects; Determine best application of technology in enhancing learning; Summarize challenges experienced and what worked and didn’t work
Academic libraries , Enhanced learning , Interdisciplinary modules , Learning outcomes , Self-directed learning , VLE , Virtual Learning Environments (VLE)
Chen, S. (2022) 'Collaborating with Students: Reflections on UCC Library Co-Creating Learning Experiences', CONUL Teaching & Learning Committee Annual Seminar 2022, Dublin, Ireland, 17 Nov.
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