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Individual Assignment

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Individual Assignment

 

Individual Assignment Introduction

 

Your main portfolio output for the InfoSkills2 course will be a series of tasks which will provide you with a plan to evaluate the feedback, learning, impact and training provision of an information skills training course that is run at your organisation.

 

There will be four tasks: Task 1: Choose a feedback tool, Task 2: Devise a plan to evaluate learning, Task 3: Choose an evaluation tool to evaluate impact and Task 4: Devise a plan to evaluate the provision of training.

 

Details will be added to the sections below as the course progresses.

 

Enquiries about the individual assignment will be added to the Individual Assignment FAQs page with the FOLIOz team answers.

 

General Instructions

 

For the following four tasks, you are required to select ONE information skills training course that is run at your workplace as an example. The same information skills training course example will be used for each of the four tasks in order to provide you with a continuous plan of how to evaluate all the aspects of the training course.

 

If information skills training courses are not run at your workplace, please provide an example of an information skills training course that you wish to run in the future and base the following tasks on this example.

 

Responses to each task should be recorded in the allocated space in your portfolio and submitted as part of your portfolio at the end of the course.

 

Task 1: Choose a feedback tool

  

Please record your answers to the following questions in the allocated space in your portfolio.

  

1.      Look back at the briefing 'Selecting a feedback tool'.

2.      State what your chosen information skills training course will be and provide a brief description about it (for e.g. title, topic, numbers of times it is run per year etc). For ideas about the type of training course that you may choose, revisit the 'An introduction to information skills and information skills training courses' briefing from Day 2.

3.      With your selected information skills training course in mind, choose a feedback tool or method that would be most useful to capture the views and opinions of the trainees about the training course. Explain why you think that the feedback tool/method that you have selected is appropriate. (In order to get the most out of this exercise, please choose a feedback evaluation tool/method that you do not already use for the training course)

4.      State the aspects of the training course that you wish for the trainees to express their opinions about (for e.g. ease/difficulty of the course, appropriateness of the course, quality of the course materials etc).

5.      'Feedback fatigue' is very common. State how you would help to motivate your trainees into providing detailed and well-thought out feedback about your information skills training course. 

 

Task 2: Devise a plan to evaluate learning

  

Please record your answers to the following questions in the allocated space in your portfolio. 

 

  1. Look back at the briefing, 'Evaluating learning'
  2. Select TWO methods to evaluate the learning of your chosen information skills training course
  3. Explain why you have chosen these particular methods and state why you think that these two methods are the most appropriate to evaluate the learning of your training course
  4. For ONE of the methods, create a list of 5 or more questions or tasks that you would set for your training course
  5. Explain what knowledge or skills you intend your trainees to gain as a result of undertaking these questions or tasks.

 

Task 3: Choose an evaluation tool to evaluate impact

 

Please record your answers to the following questions in the allocated space in your portfolio. 

  

  1. Look back to the briefing, 'Evaluating Impact' 
  2. For your chosen information skills course, decide whether you wish to examine the short term or the long term impact of your course. Explain your decision.
  3. Choose the type of impact that you wish to examine for your course (i.e: Impact on learning/knowledge; impact on educational achievements; social impact; or impact on the work of the trainees). Explain your choice.
  4. Choose an evaluation tool to evaluate the impact of your training course (your choice will depend on whether you wish to examine short term or long term impact). Explain your decision.
  5. For your chosen impact evaluation tool, create a list of 5-10 questions that you would ask to discover if your course has had an impact upon your trainees. **If you have chosen 'observation' or 'monitoring' as your impact evaluation tool, make a list of 5-10 indicators that you would observe or monitor to evaluate if your course has had an impact upon the trainees**.
  6. Impact is notoriously difficult to prove. In your portfolio state whether or not you think that evaluating the impact of training courses is worthwhile in light of the difficulty to prove impact and provide reasons for your answer.

  

Task 4: Devise a plan to evaluate the provision of training.

 

  1. Look back at the briefing, 'Evaluating training provision'
  2. For your chosen information skills training course, consider the course in the light of the NLH DLNet self-review form we referred to in the briefing - (For example: what went well?, what did not go so well?, what might you do differently?)
  3. Cut and paste a copy of the self-review form into your portfolio. The form is available at http://foliozinfoskills2.pbwiki.com/f/self-review.doc
  4. For your chosen course, fill in as complete a self-review as you are able to.
  5. Using the information from the 'Evaluating training provision' briefing, choose two other methods in which to evaluate the provision of your course. Explain why you have chosen these methods and discuss how these methods would help you to evaluate the provision of your chosen training course. State your answers in your portfolio. 

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