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From Lectures and Quizzes to Wikis and Blogs in the Library Classroom

Joan Petit, Portland State University
Amanda Click, American University in Cairo

Abstract

Three years ago, the required library instruction class at the American University in Cairo was full of dull lectures, multiple choice quizzes, and a required paper that rarely inspired student learning. Librarians set out to update the class, first by moving content out of Blackboard and into a collaborative wiki and then later by eliminating the weekly quizzes in favor of student blogging. Despite some challenges, the students reported that the blogs were a highlight of the now-interesting class. Come hear about the stumbling blocks, near-disasters, and ultimate success of this new approach to student learning.

Suggested Citation

Joan Petit and Amanda Click. "From Lectures and Quizzes to Wikis and Blogs in the Library Classroom" LOEX Conference Proceedings 2010. Jan. 2012.
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/joan_petit/7