WOODIE Research Tutorial
Bowman Library's Web-Oriented Online Digital Information Education (WOODIE) Program
WOODIE is an interactive tutorial adapted by Bowman Library for use by Menlo College students. WOODIE will prepare you to explore and research the online world.
The tutorial is organized into three modules that you may complete in any order. The modules are:
- Selecting: Locating sources of information, where will you find these sources and how to choose the best sources for your research.
- Searching: Selecting the best source for your search; choosing the most appropriate search terms to use; combining search terms for the most successful searches.
- Evaluating:Locating, evaluating, and citing print and electronic sources.
Frequently Asked Questions about WOODIE
Do you have other questions about WOODIE or the Bowman Library Instruction Program? Please contact Linda Smith at Bowman Library (email@example.com).
Who is WOODIE?
WOODIE is Menlo College’s Web-Oriented Online Digital Information Education Program. WOODIE is a self-paced online tutorial designed to help Menlo students learn basic research skills. It fulfills the Library Research Skills requirement of the General Education Curriculum. WOODIE contains three modules that cover selecting appropriate sources; searching library databases and the Internet; and evaluating and citing information. WOODIE is required in a student’s first year of enrollment in order to ensure that Menlo students have a solid foundation of information competency skills early in their academic careers.
Who uses WOODIE?
WOODIE is designed to introduce Menlo lower-division undergraduates to the research process and is available to all students and faculty through Bowman Library’s Web site (http://library.menlo.edu). WOODIE is required of all Menlo students during their first year of enrollment.
What are the GE requirements for WOODIE?
WOODIE must be completed by the end of a student’s first year of enrollment. This requirement went into effect for incoming students beginning Fall 2005. Students will not be able to register for their second year classes until they have successfully completed and passed WOODIE. A hold will be put on the record of any student attempting to register without having fulfilled the WOODIE requirement.
Do all three WOODIE modules have to be taken at once? How long do they take?
WOODIE is self-paced, and students may do one module and return at another time to do the others. Each module generally takes 20 to 30 minutes for students to complete.
Do students have to pass WOODIE?
Yes. Just as all Menlo classes have criteria for their successful completion, students must pass each of WOODIE’s three quizzes with a score of at least 75%. After students answer each quiz question, they receive immediate feedback on their answer. Students may retake the quizzes as often as they like in order to improve their scores.
Does WOODIE have to be taken in the Library?
No. WOODIE is accessible 24/7 from any computer with an Internet connection. Students may use their own computers or the computer workstations or laptops in Bowman Library. WOODIE can be found at http://library.menlo.edu.
How does Bowman Library know that students have taken WOODIE?
Students are responsible for submitting their quiz results to the Library by e-mailing them to Linda Smith using the Submit button on the Quiz Summary pages.
How do students ensure that WOODIE appears on their list of completed courses?
Students are responsible for submitting WOODIE quiz summaries to Bowman Library, as described in Question 7, above, and are advised to keep copies for their own records also. Bowman Library works with both Academic Advising and the Registrar’s Office to ensure that a student’s academic record is updated upon successful completion of WOODIE.
How can faculty effectively use WOODIE in their courses?
Freshmen course faculty are encouraged to make WOODIE a requirement in their courses. Students complete WOODIE on their own time and can submit their quiz results to faculty as well as to Bowman Library. The tutorial can be used across all disciplines. Faculty are encouraged to talk with Linda Smith, Information and Instructional Services Librarian, about ways to integrate WOODIE into classes.
Does WOODIE replace Library instruction?
No! The librarians at Bowman Library continue to offer both general and course-related Library instruction for all faculty wanting to incorporate a Library session into their courses. Library sessions related to specific research assignments are especially useful. WOODIE provides a foundation upon which students will build their information competency skills during their years at Menlo.
This version of TILT (Texas Information Literacy Tutorial) was modified by Linda K. Smith, James Dankiewicz, and Andrea Lee. Copyright © 2005 by Bowman Library, Menlo College. Original version created by the University of Texas System Digital Library, and may be accessed at http://tilt.lib.utsystem.edu/. This material may be reproduced, distributed, or incorporated only subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the TILT Open Publication License. (The latest version is available at http://tilt.lib.utsystem.edu/yourtilt/agreement.html.)
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