User Education Librarian Melissa Langridge presented at the 3Ts 2012: Engaging Students with Transliteracy, Teaching and Technology conference in Albany, NY today.
Melissa and her collaborator, former NU Reference Librarian Ellie Jones (now at Northern Kentucky University), gave a presentation called, "Creating Curiosity in Criminal Justice: Promoting Transliteracy Through Problem-Based Learning." Here is the abstract:
Niagara University Librarians collaborated with the Criminal Justice Department chair in a pilot project to teach transliteracy to first year Criminal Justice majors. This pilot study focused on the effect of using problem-based learning design within library instruction lessons to not only to teach to the learning styles characteristic of the Criminal Justice curriculum, but also to increase student retention of information literacy skills through the use of online collaborative tools. These tools included research databases and Google Apps, like sites and docs.
Congratulations, Melissa and Ellie!