“Oh, that’s a lot!”: Co-designing online resources for tertiary student literacy development
Kia ora colleagues,
Our final online PLD event of the year will take place on 25th October. We are delighted to welcome three speakers from Te Mātapuna Library & Learning Services at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) to share their experiences of developing online literacy resources. Please don’t forget to register to get the Zoom link for the event.
Date: 25 October 2023
Time: 7 – 8 pm
Registration for Zoom link: https://auckland.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0oc-mupjsqGtJekDy5VAXKpdHKjRV6_L-_
Talk title: “Oh, that’s a lot!”: Co-designing online resources for tertiary student literacy development
Presenters: Dr Mark Bassett, Emma Chapman, and Craig Wattam
Talk blurb: In this talk, we would like to share methods and findings related to how three staff members from Te Mātapuna Library & Learning Services at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) have been collaborating with undergraduate and postgraduate students to design online resources for literacy development. Available to all AUT students via our learning management system, these resources have to be relevant to the information and academic literacy demands of the various assessment types that students are required to do across all the disciplines taught at AUT. We look forward to sharing with you: the user experience methods we have implemented that position our students as co-designers with us; and some key findings relating to the extent to which and how students want literacy development resources to be available to them as part of the curriculum. We would like to evenly balance the session between presenting our work and discussion time. The discussion time will include a mix of (we promise!) fun provocation questions we will ask, as well as time for questions from the audience.
Dr Mark Bassett is a Senior Lecturer and Learning Advisor at Auckland University of Technology. He teaches academic literacy at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with a focus on embedding literacy development in subject content and online resource creation. Mark is interested in researching the practices of learning advisors, academic literacy teaching, the effectiveness of online resources for student learning, and higher education pedagogy.
Emma Chapman is Digital Capability Specialist at Auckland University of Technology. She promotes digital skills and fluency for library staff and creates online resources for students. Emma’s background in museum, public and academic libraries has led to a focus on media and digital information literacies and an interest in designing effective online resources. Informing her direction is a strong commitment to cultural diversity, sustainability and community.
Craig Wattam is a Lecturer and Learning Advisor in Te Mātāpuna The Library at Auckland University of Technology. He promotes academic literacy across the university from working with individual students to collaborating with course lecturers to embed literacy in context.