Using Authentic Assessment in Information Literacy Programs

by Jennifer S. Ferguson (Author)
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Assessment of student learning continues to be an urgent topic in higher education. For librarians who provide information literacy instruction, creating and implementing authentic assessment instruments asking students to “analyze, synthesize and apply” what they learn is especially challenging, since most librarians have little more than an hour in which to teach students and assess their learning.

Using Authentic Assessment in Information Literacy Programs: Tools, Techniques, and Strategies offers teaching librarians practical resources and approaches that will help them to implement authentic assessment in any instructional setting. Sections include:

  • What is “authentic” assessment?
  • Authentic assessment tools and techniques across teaching modes
  • How to adapt authentic assessment to individual library needs
  • Using authentic assessment to inform teaching strategies and instructional design

Whether you provide one-shot instruction sessions or for-credit courses, in person or online, this book will help you to develop and implement authentic assessment of student learning.

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Publication date
October 15, 2018
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