Moodle modules for Research Integration: Making the Best Use of the Library
Fellows: Molly Beestrum and Kerri Willette
Our goal was to leverage the LMS, specifically Moodle, to provide a simple faculty lounge experience with modular lessons on library resources and services. We planned for each module to include a combination of text, graphics, video and screencast, and/or other digital learning objects. Additionally, our goal was to educate the faculty on conducting library research in the 21st century and to provide them with the skills to utilize library resources and services within their classes.
Overall Ratings for the modules were very positive. While the majority of users found the tutorials and audio components (56%) of the modules most helpful, others found the overall content or the text and written instruction to be most useful. This supports our goal to reach multiple learning styles in the modules.
We see the Moodle Modules project as one element in an ongoing effort to inform faculty members about the various electronic tools and services available to them at the Columbia Library. In addition to educating students, the library is striving to train and educate faculty to utilize library resources and services within their classes.