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An Introduction to the University Archive: A Web-Based Instruction Module

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Title: An Introduction to the University Archive: A Web-Based Instruction Module
Authors: Skeem, Dainan
Instructor: Fulford, Catherine
Keywords: Archives
Computer-assisted instruction
flipped classroom
LC Subject Headings: library orientation
Issue Date: 19 Apr 2016
Citation: Skeem, D.M. (2016, April 19) Introduction to the University Archive: A Web-Based Learning Module. PowerPoint was presented at the Technology, Colleges and Community 2016 Worldwide Online Conference.
Abstract: The University Archive is full of primary source resources for undergraduate students to use in their research projects. Every semester, professors bring their students in for an introduction to the archive and the chance to view and handle primary sources relevant to their research topic. However, the initial introduction uses half of the class, reducing the valuable time the students have in the archive to analyze the primary sources. This Instructional Design project used a flipped classroom approach to create an online module using Weebly (, a free web design and hosting site, to provide introductory information about the archive, including reading room etiquette, primary versus secondary resources, and using finding aids. An online module allows participants the freedom to learn the information from anywhere they can receive Internet access. Thirteen participants completed the module, which included a demographic study, pre-test, four chapters with embedded test questions, a post-test, and an attitudinal survey. The results showed that the module was very effective at teaching the participants archival etiquette, the difference between primary and secondary resources, and what a finding aid is for doing research. It is recommended that the module be put into a Learning Management System, simplified, and tested again in an actual course.
Description: For a brief description of the paper, please see the abstract. This paper was presented at the Learning Design & Technology's TCC online conference in April 2016.
Pages/Duration: 33
Rights: Please see the Creative Commons license for this item.
Appears in Collections:LTEC 690, Spring 2016

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