Category Archives: Assessment

Wrangling Library Data: Analytics, Dashboards, and Spreadsheets

We want you! Interested in Presenting at our February Online Conference?

Whether you work in public, technical or IT services, more data is available to librarians now than ever before. We get circulation data from our ILS and other third-party vendors, demographic information from our communities, bibliographic data from MARC records and other utilities, budget data, survey data, collection data, website analytics, in-house use data, help desk data and more. We now have access to the tools and storage to manipulate these data streams to learn more about our communities, collections, and services. We’re no longer confined to working with data from a single source, but are able to take data from multiple sources, connect them to each other, and discover more about ourselves and our patrons.

How are you handling your data? Where does it come from? How do you normalize and manipulate data that come from multiple sources? What options do you now have for displaying the results? What have you discovered that you didn’t know before? What types of tools do you use? Spreadsheets, open source software, or commercial programs? Have you created macros or written code yourselves?

In our Thursday, February 22, 2018 online conference, we’d like to explore what you are doing with your data. Don’t worry if you’ve never presented online; we’re happy to help and support you.

Tabatha Farney, author of Using Digital Analytics for Smart Assessment (ALA Editions, 2018), is our keynote speaker. As the Director of Web Services and Emerging Technologies for the Kraemer Family Library at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Tabatha brings her experience using and writing about different types of analytics to our discussion.

If you have any questions about the conference topic or presenting at an online conference, contact Christine Peterson, Continuing Education Librarian at peterson@amigos.org or 800-843-8482, ext. 2891.

 

Submit your proposal here.  Deadline for submission is December 8, 2017.

 

 

ACRL/CLS CLIPP (College Library Information on Policy and Practice)

The ACRL/CLS CLIPP (College Library Information on Policy and Practice) Committee invites you to submit a preliminary proposal for its CLIPP publication series. We welcome proposals on any topic that is relevant for small and mid-sized academic libraries. The CLIPP series allows library staff to share information on practices and procedures they have implemented to address common issues or concerns. Each CLIPP follows a set structure of three parts (literature review, survey results, and sample documents), and should both describe library best practices and provide useful, specific examples that libraries can refer to when developing similar policies and procedures of their own.

Authors of a CLIPP publication are aided throughout by the CLIPP Committee and an assigned editor. CLIPP authors receive 10% of the royalties on the net revenues from their publication. For your reference, please find author instructions and more information about the CLIPP program at http://bit.ly/2bjTTDP.

CLIPP proposals are accepted throughout the year. The next Preliminary Proposal Deadline is December 15, 2017. The CLIPP Committee will send out notifications regarding this round of submissions by January 17, 2018.

For questions or to submit a proposal, please contact:

Mary Francis

CLIPP Committee Chair

Email: mary.francis@dsu.edu

Empirical Librarians 2018

Knoxville, TN

 

Do you support faculty researchers or graduate student researchers?

Or, do you do your own research?

Then we have a conference for you!

Please join us for the 4th Empirical Librarians conference, EmpLibs18. EmpLibs18 is a mini-conference on librarians and research, and will be held on February 16,  2018, at the University of Tennessee Conference Center in Knoxville, TN.

We seek presentation proposals from librarians, library professionals, and LIS students on our two conference topic tracks:

(1) supporting original research, through faculty and graduate outreach, scholarly communications, etc.; and

(2) doing research in libraries.

All proposals will be subject to double-blind peer review.

We are particularly interested in hearing practical ideas for researcher support and concrete discussions of methods for librarian research. Our experience is that the more we learn about doing research the better we are at supporting research, and vice versa. For that reason this conference brings together librarians who are researchers with librarians who support researchers, in order to share all manner of knowledge about research! 

This would be a great forum for presenters to revisit an already-presented project but focus on the “how to” of techniques you used instead of the findings.

Please submit proposals for concurrent sessions, panels, and/or lightning talks at  http://www.library.ncat.edu/elprop by November 30, 2017.

 Empirical Librarians is a small conference focused on librarians doing research and librarians supporting researchers. EmpLibs18 will be a one-day conference with a half-day preconference. The conference will be held at the University of Tennessee Conference Center in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Friday, February 16th, 2018, from 9:00am to 4:30pm. An optional writers’ preconference will be included for interested librarians on Thursday afternoon from 1-5pm. Empirical Librarians is co-sponsored by the UT University Libraries and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T) library.

For questions or more information, please contact Nina Exner at ninae@ncat.edu. Thanks!

Methods for Analyzing and Leveraging Online Learning Data

Call for Chapters

Please Visit: https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/2515 

Hello, all:

I am editing a book titled “Methods for Analyzing and Leveraging Online Learning Data.”  I am interested in data from MOOCs, LMSes, online training platforms, mobile learning platforms, education-applied social media platforms, and so on.

https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/2515

Would any of you have chapter proposals or possible draft works?  Finalized chapters would be due Nov. 30, 2017.

Sincerely,

Dr. Shalin Hai-Jew

Kansas State University

 

Social Network Analysis, Learning Analytics, & Adaptive Learning: Keeping up with big data

ICEM Graduate Students Panel Presentations in Emerging Technologies

AECT 2017 conference, Jacksonville, FL., U.S.A.

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
November 7 – November 11, 2017
Jacksonville, Florida        

An active professional community should observe and facilitate the contributions of graduate students.  ICEM-USA has long history of support for graduate students’ professional and personal growth. ICEM-USA is committed to build and support a learning community for ICEM graduate students.

Goals

  1. This panel discussion is a collaborative session that provides a forum for graduate students from all over the world to share their research and practices in emerging technologies at AECT 2017 conference, Jacksonville, FL., U.S.A.

  2. Up to six panelists will be selected.  Each student would have 5-10 minutes (vary from the numbers of participants)  to present their current research or practices on the annual emerging technology theme.

  3. An ICEM-USA professional member will facilitate this panel discussion while ICEM-USA professional members will serve as commentators at the end of the discussions to support graduate students panelists to continue and improving their professional growth in the theme topics.

Theme for 2017: Social Network Analysis, Learning Analytics, & Adaptive Learning: Keeping up with big data

  • Any topics in the annual theme, particularly the combinations of different areas, but not limited to.

  • The topics can be research based, practices, technology demonstration, case study etc.

 Eligibility:

  • Any graduate students who study anywhere on earth at the time of submitting the proposals.

  • If the proposal is accepted, the participants are required:

    • to agree to present at the AECT annual conference

    • to register for the AECT annual conference.

    • to join as an AECT student member

Submission

  • Proposal Due Date: July 20, 2017

  • Author Notification: July 31, 2017

  • Proposal: One-page in length.  E-mail to Chih-Hsiung Tu at: Chih.Tu@nau.edu

For more information see: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kB-dx–GYZ2mp5DE52hMfR14YMdaaL_dpih13D1yWCA/edit?usp=sharing

Please forward any correspondence to Chih-Hsiung Tu Ph.D., ICEM-U.S.A. Deputy, at Chih.Tu@Nau.edu.

 

Handbook of Research on E-Assessment in Higher Education

http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/submit/2812

IMPORTANT DATES July 15, 2017: Proposal Submission Deadline  July 25, 2017: Notification of Acceptance  November 15, 2017: Full Chapter Submission  January 15, 2018: Review Results Returned  February 28, 2018: Final Acceptance Notification  March 15, 2018: Final Chapter Submission

Editors:

Ana Azevedo, CEOS.PP-ISCAP/IPP, aazevedo@iscap.ipp.pt  José Azevedo, CEOS.PP-ISCAP/IPP, jazevedo@iscap.ipp.pt 

Introduction:

Assessment profoundly influences the motivation of those who learn, shapes their perspectives about learning and therefore plays a key role in the educational process. The introduction of different assessment systems has important impacts throughout the educational process (Botički & Milašinović, 2008; Brown, 2001; Bull & Danson, 2001; Frankland, 2007; Garfield & Ben-Zvi, 2008; Holmes, 2015; Jacob, Issac, & Sebastian, 2006; Jarvis, Holford, & Griffin, 2003; JISC, 2007; Redecker & Johannessen, 2013; Scouller, 1998; Smith et al., 1996; Stödberg, 2012; Wild, Triggs, & Pfannkuch, 1997). In the last years, the emergence of a new paradigm valuing the student as the central subject in the construction of their learning, requires new pedagogical approaches, and diversified methods (Botički & Milašinović, 2008; Llamas-Nistal, Fernández-Iglesias, González-Tato, & Mikic-Fonte, 2013; Mora, Sancho-Bru, Iserte, & Sánchez, 2012; Rod, Eiksund, & Fjaer, 2010). According to Redecker e Johannessen (2013), changes in pedagogical practices and in the learning processes can only happen when also changing assessment.

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) place challenges and at the same time offer teachers tools to create differentiated learning opportunities for students. The use of ICT in the assessment process is thus unavoidable, through electronic assessment, or e-assessment. In this case, ICT is used throughout the evaluation process from the design of the tests to the storage of the results (Stödberg, 2012). One possible approach is to develop specific environments for this purpose (Botički & Milašinović, 2008; Dascalu & Bodea, 2010; Llamas-Nistal et al., 2013). Another approach is the use of the so-called Learning Management Systems (LMS) (Burrow, Evdorides, Hallam, & Freer-hewish, 2005; Salas-Morera, Cubero-Atienza, Redel-Macías, Arauzo-Azofra, & García-Hernández, 2012). LMS have the advantage of providing a vast set of tools specifically designed for the implementation of e-assessment. Among these tools we emphasize the quizzes, which can encompass several types of questions, such as multiple-choice, true/false, item matching, short answer, among others.

Considering its purpose, assessment may be formative and/or summative, or diagnostic (Jacob et al., 2006; Redecker & Johannessen, 2013; Stödberg, 2012) (Jacob et al., 2006; Redecker & Johannessen, 2013; Stödberg, 2012). In relevant scientific studies about this topic, it was found that the use of formative evaluation or of both types, formative and summative simultaneously, is more common than the use of summative evaluation alone (Stödberg, 2012). E-assessment can be useful and can bring benefits to both types of assessment, formative and summative (Bull & Danson, 2001; McAlpine, 2002).Assessment can also be continuous. E-assessment “can provide a powerful means of continuous assessment, providing rapid and detailed feedback to students and academics about the learning process.” (McAlpine, 2002, p. 8).

Stödberg (2012) presents a study in which e-assessment task were classified in five categories namely: (i) closed questions, such as multiple-choice questions and matching, (ii) open-ended questions, (iii) portfolio, (iv) product, such as software, and (v) discussions between students.  There are applications of e-assessment in diverse areas such as geography (Holmes, 2015; Rod et al., 2010; Wilson, Boyd, Chen, & Jamal, 2011), management (Jacob et al., 2006), chemistry (Sorensen, 2013), medicine (Harris et al., 2015), engineering (Botički & Milašinović, 2008; Burrow et al., 2005; Jacob et al., 2006; Moscinska & Rutkowski, 2012) , and Mathematics (Acosta-Gonzaga & Walet, 2013; Blanco & Ginovart, 2012; Ferrão, 2010; Gruttmann, Böhm, & Kuchen, 2008; Hauk, Powers, & Segalla, 2015; Mathai & Olsen, 2013).

Historically, assessment in higher education consisted in the application of final exams for each of the courses, the so-called final assessment. In Europe, the Bologna process points out to another type of assessment, encompassing diverse forms of assessments carried out during the semester/academic year, the so-called continuous assessment. E-assessment plays an important paper in this context, and has nowadays a growing importance in Higher Education, not only in Europe, but around the world.

Objective:

The primary objective of this book is to provide insights concerning the use of e-assessment in Higher Education. This is a cutting-edge and important topic that deserves a reflexion, and this book is an excellent opportunity to do it. The book aims to provide the opportunity for a reflexion on this important issue, increasing the understanding of using e-assessment in the context of several different contexts, providing relevant academic work, empirical research findings, and an overview of this relevant field of study.

Target Audience:

All those that need to assess the teaching-learning process, namely teacher at all levels, from k1-k12 to college. Also professionals in the area of skills certification, managers, researchers, academicians, practitioners, and graduate students, are the target of this book.

Recommended Topics:

Traditional vs e-assessment  E-assessment with portfolios  E-assessment with multiple choice questions and other closed formats  Feedback and e-assessment  E-assessment for e-learning  Analitics and e-assessment  Adaptive systems and e-assessment  E-assessment hardware and software  E-assessment tools, applications, and portals  Other topics of interest

Submission Procedure:

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before July 15, 2017, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by July 25,2017 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by November 15, 2017, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions athttp://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.  Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Trust in Knowledge Management and Systems in Organizations. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.

Publisher:

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2018.

Contact:

Propose a chapter for this book clicking here http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/submit/2812

 

LLAMA Proposals ALA Annual New Orleans

LLAMA is now accepting program proposals for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, June 21-26. Please note that beginning in 2018, all programs will be one-hour long.

To begin your online proposal, log into the ALA system by clicking on the link below. Anyone can submit a proposal, regardless of membership status.

When completing the proposal form, be sure to select the Library Leadership and Management Association to have your proposal reviewed by LLAMA.

Program Proposal Submission Site (login or create a new account to enter)

Submission Deadline: August 25, 2017

Additional information about submitting a proposal can be found using these links:

ALA Program Proposal Process Information

Program Submission Information Packet

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Cheers.

Fred

Fred Reuland
Program Officer, Continuing Education
Library Leadership and Management Association
A division of ALA
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
312-280-5032
freuland@ala.org 

International Journal of Library and Information Services

CALL FOR PAPERS

Interim Editor-in-Chief: Mehdi Khosrow-Pour

 Published by IGI Global: www.igi-global.com

 

 http://www.igi-global.com/calls-for-papers/international-journal-library-information-services/177099

Invitation

The International Journal of Library and Information Services (IJLIS) invites you to submit a research article that contributes to the overall comprehensive coverage on the latest developments and technological advancements in library service innovation. Public, academic, special, and school libraries, as well as information centers worldwide are continuously challenged as library spaces evolve. IJLIS faces these challenges head on by offering innovative methods for developing an effective organizational structure, optimizing library space use, and implementing programs designed to improve user experience and engagement.

 

Mission

The mission of the International Journal of Library and Information Services (IJLIS) is to disseminate emerging research in library service innovation, and provide a venue for librarians, researchers, professionals, vendors, and academics to interact and exchange ideas. The journal addresses a variety of technologies, scholarly perspectives, and applications in the field.

 

Coverage

  • Administration and management
  • Building design
  • Conceptual models
  • Creative programming
  • Customer involvement
  • Digital Tools
  • Disruptive innovation
  • Information retrieval
  • Knowledge Management
  • Learning space toolkits
  • Literacy programs
  • Metadata creation and management
  • Money-saving initiatives
  • New product development
  • Organizational structures
  • Service development
  • Service-dominant logic
  • Technology adoption

 

Submission

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit their original empirical research articles 3,000–8,000 words in length. Interested authors must consult the journal’s guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted articles will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis by no fewer than 3 members of the journal’s Editorial Review Board and 1 Associate Editor. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers and at the sole discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.

 

All manuscripts must be submitted through the E-Editorial Discovery™ online submission manager. Please see the link at the bottom of this page.

 

Inquiries can be forwarded to IJLIS@igi-global.com.

 

http://www.igi-global.com/calls-for-papers/international-journal-library-information-services/177099

 

 

 

18th Distance Library Services Conference

The deadline for submitting Paper Presentation proposals for the 18th Distance Library Services Conference is this Sunday, April 23!

The conference will be held April 11-13, 2018, in downtown San Antonio, TX, at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio, right off of the famed Riverwalk.

What is a Paper Presentation? The Paper Presentation format requires that you write a paper and then present at the conference. Your paper will be published in both the conference proceedings and later in special issues of the Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning. Your presentation is an opportunity to share issues, findings or conclusions related to your paper.

The average attendance for the past three conferences was 273, so in addition to your paper being published in the Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, you will benefit by presenting at a smaller, focused conference with ample networking opportunities.

Proposals should fall into one of three general tracks:

Teaching & Learning (e.g. technologies, strategies, instructional design, assessment, best practices, successes/failures)

Marketing & Outreach (e.g. advocacy, assessment, collaboration, strategies)

User Experience (e.g. assessment, best practices, initiatives, student success)

If you want to share your research, projects, or ideas with others providing library services online or at a distance, you won’t find a better place to do it! Submit your Paper Presentation proposal soon!

To submit a proposal, please visit http://libguides.cmich.edu/dls2018/call_for_proposals

 

Southeastern Library Assessment Conference

The Southeastern Library Assessment Conference invites proposals for the November 13-14, 2017, conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Program proposals should be designed to fit within a 45-minute timeframe, including Q&A. We encourage thoughtful, timely proposals on any topic related to assessment in libraries of all types, including, but not limited to:

  * Budget * Collaborations * Collections * Demonstrating value * Developing a culture of assessment * Ethnographic and observational studies * Impact on student learning, retention, progression, and/or graduation * Lessons learned * Library instruction * Marketing and communications * Outreach activities * Programming and events * Reporting results to stakeholders * Role of the assessment librarian * Services * Spaces and facilities * Special collections and archives * Unique methods * Usability * User experience The proposal deadline is April 21, and submitters will be notified of the status of proposals by May 12. Registration opens June 1, 2017.   Proposal submission form: bit.ly/2017SLAC  Website: www.southeasternlac.info

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