Piloting an Online Tutorial: Moving Towards Intervention

Submitted by Elisabeth Rodriguez on

The EMCC Gen. Ed. abilities assessment cycle is a three years cycle. Prior to assessment there is never a guarantee that students have had formal instruction aligned to the abilities being assessed. Seeing an opportunity to test out an intervention tool in the form of an online tutorial, a pilot was conducted with two classes, ENG102 and ECN211. The tutorial was designed to align with the Information Literacy EMCC Gen. Ed. Abilities. The driving research question was: Can an intervention be created to support the teaching of EMCC Gen. Ed. IL Abilities for Information Literacy?

A total of 44 student participated in the tutorial however, it was not a large enough sample to make any real comparisons. Regardless, some noticeable similarities emerged from the data from this pilot. First, similar average tutorial scores between the classes occurred. Second, both classes had similar response patterns. The findings from this pilot have already informed future work on online IL tutorials for the Information Resources Dept. 

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Average: 4.5 (6 votes)


Teri Graham Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:43am

Elizabeth, Kelly and Erik,

Thank you all for all of your hard work and support in piloting the new rubric and tool for Informacy Literacy.  I look forward to learning more about the tool and seeing what data we are now able to gather.

Olga Tsoudis Thu, 10/12/2017 - 6:59am

Elisabeth, Thank you so much for your time and energy on this project. I enjoyed your presentation as well. I am always interested in the intervention tools and how they help student success. I look forward to your future work. Thank you! Olga

Becky Baranowski Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:39am


The creation of this tool has been very time consuming for you, so thank you!  We greatly appreciate you doing this.  I have thought a lot more about my interventions with students and testing to see if they have worked or not because of our conversations.  So, again, thank you.  

Heather Muns Tue, 10/17/2017 - 1:55pm

Thanks for your work on this.  I look forward to seeing how we can expand this to more classes and apply what we have learned to other GE Abilities in the future.