Use That Guide to Your Advantage: LibGuides as the Catalyst to Flipped Learning Opportunities

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Rech, Nikki
Savannah State University
Information Literacy
Project Based Learning
Teaching Models
Flipped Classrooms
Teaching Methods
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Poster created for GA/COMO 2014 Library Conference in Augusta, GA. Details how to use LibGuides to create flipped learning opportunities in Librarian led Information Literacy Sessions.
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Libraries use LibGuides for subject guides and instruction so often that many can throw one together in a couple hours, giving little thought to design and the power of the tool. However, that humble LibGuide can help create the perfect launching pad to flip portions of instruction, allowing students to take on some of the learning responsibility themselves. This frees instruction time for more complex tasks and active learning opportunities. This poster visually guides librarians through easy methods of editing and preparing LibGuides for the flipped classroom model. Through infographics, printed screen shots, and easy to follow charts, the poster provides a check-list to help determine which skills/learning objectives will work best with this model, along with suggested active learning assignments that can be assigned to students before or during the instructional session. An overview of suggested technology/tools will help librarians find new methods to add spice to their own guides and make them more interactive. Finally, “Use That Guide to Your Advantage” illustrates how flipping instruction supports the new ACRL framework (as it stands right now), and highlights real work examples where the guide has been created and shared with a class before the instructional session with great success.