This paper presents the University of Minnesota Libraries’ contributions to the ongoing Data
Information Literacy project, an IMLS-funded project to educate the next generation of escientists
through developing a library-run curriculum. Our project team at the University of
Minnesota interviewed graduate students in Civil Engineering to determine their needs in data
management and curation. We found many skill areas that were missing or needed support in the
graduate program and proposed a list of learning outcomes that might be addressed through
library training efforts. This paper will focus on our resulting approach to providing Data
Information Literacy (DIL) instruction utilizing Google tools (Sites, Drive, YouTube) to present
a self-paced, interactive online course. The paper also provides an examination of our assessment
methodology and discusses our findings after a pilot launch with Civil Engineering graduate
students in Fall 2012.
Jeffryes, J. and Johnston, L. (2013). "An E-Learning Approach to Data Information Literacy Education." 2013 ASEE Annual Conference (Atlanta). http://www.asee.org/public/conferences/20/papers/6956/view
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IMLS funded grant "Educating the next generation of E-scientists" also known as the Data Information Literacy (DIL) project
Jeffryes, Jon; Johnston, Lisa R.
An E-Learning Approach to Data Information Literacy Education.
ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings.
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