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Blending Undergraduate Research Support

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Abstract

Bryn Mawr College was recently awarded a $800,000 grant from the Andrew W. Foundation for Developing a Liberal Arts Curriculum for a Digital Age. One of the projects funded by this grant involves creating a series of online, interactive courseware modules that faculty and staff at different institutions could use to develop a blended approach to supporting undergraduate research. These modules would cover related topics across a variety of disciplines -- such as searching library databases, evaluating sources, best practices for data integrity and security, using bibliographic style guides, and ethical training for human-subjects research and preparing an IRB proposal. They would be designed around a learner-centered pedagogy that not only exposes students to information, but gives them opportunities to exercise and apply skills and ideas and get them feedback on their understanding. Modules would be published as open educational resources so that anyone could access them.

Olivia Castello, Outreach and Education Technology Librarian at Bryn Mawr College, will discuss a pilot project to blend bibliographic instruction in several classes at Bryn Mawr next year. Jennifer Spohrer will discuss work in progress to design modules on human subjects research and the IRB process for undergraduate researchers. We will then call on conference participants to brainstorm what a suite of such modules designed to support undergraduate research might look like, how such modules might be used in a liberal arts settings, and design choices that would make them as broadly useful as possible.

Session

Session 8: Blending Undergraduate Research Support

Location

Thomas 110

Start Date

5-22-2014 11:00 AM

End Date

5-12-2014 12:00 PM

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Blending Undergraduate Research Support

Thomas 110

Bryn Mawr College was recently awarded a $800,000 grant from the Andrew W. Foundation for Developing a Liberal Arts Curriculum for a Digital Age. One of the projects funded by this grant involves creating a series of online, interactive courseware modules that faculty and staff at different institutions could use to develop a blended approach to supporting undergraduate research. These modules would cover related topics across a variety of disciplines -- such as searching library databases, evaluating sources, best practices for data integrity and security, using bibliographic style guides, and ethical training for human-subjects research and preparing an IRB proposal. They would be designed around a learner-centered pedagogy that not only exposes students to information, but gives them opportunities to exercise and apply skills and ideas and get them feedback on their understanding. Modules would be published as open educational resources so that anyone could access them.

Olivia Castello, Outreach and Education Technology Librarian at Bryn Mawr College, will discuss a pilot project to blend bibliographic instruction in several classes at Bryn Mawr next year. Jennifer Spohrer will discuss work in progress to design modules on human subjects research and the IRB process for undergraduate researchers. We will then call on conference participants to brainstorm what a suite of such modules designed to support undergraduate research might look like, how such modules might be used in a liberal arts settings, and design choices that would make them as broadly useful as possible.