Congratulations to Terry Charlton who won a LILAC Digital Award for Information Literacy 2019.
Terry won the award for his fantastic work in the University Library Liaison team developing Newcastle University Library’s Online Learning Resources.
What did the project involve?
The project started with in depth consultation with students. This highlighted a preference for rich media and short, focused videos that could be viewed on a range of devices when students needed them.
After listening to student views a number of videos were produced to cover information literacy skills areas such as literature reviews, finding information and evaluating information. Attention was paid to the style of these videos which included background illustrations and animations. Other team members were the friendly face of the videos, which involved a bit of green screen acting. Take a look at one of the videos below:
The second phase of the project included the development of a new search planner tool which is a step by step approach to planning a literature search. This results in a personalised search strategy and can be shared with others, for example supervisors or the library liaison team.
- Over 9000 views of the videos in the first 6 months
- 94% of survey respondents rated the videos as ‘very good’ or ‘outstanding’
- Greater student understanding of information literacy issues
- Using a flipped classroom approach enabled lectures to focus on areas where students demonstrate less understanding
- A fivefold increase in visits to dissertation pages
- The resources are accessible, responsive, device independent and mobile friendly.
Find out more
Terry has recently moved to work in the Learning and Teaching Development Service and if you want to find out more you can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org