EDS – Instruction
Instructional development and deployment to support EDS can be divided into two categories: in-class and out-of-class instruction.

Out-of-class instruction
  • This includes the development of tools of varying specificity to aid users in a variety of environments with the use of EDS. The will entail creating a variety of videos that can be connected to or embedded in a variety of library and other web pages. These will replace existing instructional tutorials for EBSCO and Gold Rush products.
  • Initially, when the interface and content have been stabilized (presumably sometime in July ’10) videos will be created for a very general and universal audience. The content and instructional outcomes of these videos will be similar to the in-class module (see below). Dependency-->EBSCO is to update interface by JULY 15, no videos to be created until this occurs
  • These videos will be created by Sean Stone and Kay Kelly with the support of Karen Jurasek.
  • Videos, and potentially other tools, can be developed for increasingly more specific audiences at the major, class or even assignment level dependent on technical developments and participation by departments, liaisons and other faculty.
  • There should also be other marketable tools for faculty use outside the library including highly visible links to EDS, EDS instructional videos as well as products and services such as cut and paste units that could be added to existing syllabi. These should be well organized, ubiquitous and well integrated into existing tools such as virtual libraries.

In-class instruction
  • A prototype universal instruction module will be created that should fill 10-15 minutes and include an optional active learning exercise using EDS.
  • This module will be presented to teaching faculty for discussion and development including establishment of specific learning outcomes and methods of assessment.
  • All teaching faculty will be responsible for learning and being able to provide the approved module to classes or other groups (faculty meetings, etc.).
  • The first and most logical step is to integrate this universal module into this fall’s FYS instruction but it should be given as a part of any library instruction or information literacy training at Drake.
A universal instructional module as well as instructional videos will be ready by late July.