Award Report: Incorporating a Student Response System into Library Led Instruction–NYU Health Sciences Libraries
The New York University Health Sciences Libraries in New York City was awarded a Technology Improvement Award by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Middle Atlantic Region in 2010-2011. The award will be used to integrate a student response system (clicker technology) into library led instruction to immediately access student learning and create an interactive learning environment.
The student response system will be installed in the Library’s computer classroom and will allow instructors to perform real-time anonymous polling of students during student library orientations, library workshops, and other training sessions. Library instructors have the ability to pose questions to students during classes to determine whether or not students successfully understand the material. By using the clicker technology, library classes will be more interactive and instructors will be able to gather instant feedback to determine if some content needs to be remediated.
The NYU Health Sciences Libraries plans to have the student response system installed during summer 2011. Library instructors are currently re-designing classes to integrate the clicker technology into library instruction. Use of the student response system will be continuously evaluated with student surveys and necessary adjustments will be made to ensure that the new technology is a positive feature in library instruction.
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