Instruct is a set of online videos, tutorials, and quizzes covering information literacy. Gleeson Library has subscribed to Instruct, and it is free for you and students to use, on campus or off.
Instruct aims to:
This brief case study illustrates how Teri Catanio, an instructor and Director of the Career Center at Cairn University, PA, used Instruct to increase her students' research and writing abilities. The gains were immediate and persisted long-term, making the professor's work easier and the students more successful.
Instruct gives you a “low lift” option to start incorporating information literacy instruction in your class and assignments. If your class already focuses on information literacy, Instruct can complement what you’re doing through 60+ videos, tutorials, and assessments. You can increase instructional time for information literacy by shifting lecture-based instruction to homework (flipped classroom), allowing for hands-on, high-impact learning when students come to class.
1. Before Library instruction
Do your librarians have limited time with students to teach them research and information literacy skills?
2. Scaffold throughout your Course
Are you concerned about having enough time to cover your course’s content and incorporate research instruction into your syllabus?
3. As a Remedial Tool
Do some of your students need a refresher or additional help with how to do research (transfer students, non-traditional students, at risk students)?
For more ideas on how to implement these suggestions, please visit the Credo Help Site for Instructional Aids.
To hit the ground running, try the following material with students. It will give them a solid start on information literacy basics without being overwhelming.