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ERIC Number: EJ1058387
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1533-290X
Authentic Assessments: Praxis for the Distance Librarian
Twomey, Beth
Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, v9 n1-2 p170-178 2015
Distance librarians continually develop information literacy instruction in a variety of formats. Assessment, when it occurs, tends to be of the traditional multiple-choice variety and does not measure more complex skills. Authentic assessments offer the instruction librarian a way to re-think their instruction strategies and assessment of student learning. The characteristics of authentic assessments are presented along with the use of threshold concepts as a theoretical framework for making decisions about when to employ authentic assessments. In addition, a method will be presented for breaking down more abstract information literacy concepts in ways that yield measurable tasks for students to complete along with criteria for assessment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A