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Parallel lines: a mixed methods impact analysis of co-curricular digital literacy online modules on student results in first-year nursing

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posted on 01.11.2018, 00:00 authored by Fiona RussellFiona Russell, Chris RawsonChris Rawson, Chrissy FreestoneChrissy Freestone, Michael Currie, Blair KellyBlair Kelly
An important component of the academic health librarian role is the
establishment of interventions to support the development of student
skills in evidence-based practice. It is important for practicing librarians
to evaluate their activities to determine effectiveness and to inform decision
making and best practice in librarianship. A series of six online
modules was developed for a core first-year Bachelor of Nursing unit.
Modules were subsequently investigated for impact on student learning
of evidence-based practice by determining any correlation between students’
completion of the modules and their academic performance. The
level of students’ interest and engagement was also examined through
a survey about their experiences of and attitudes toward the modules. A
positive correlation was found between module completion and attainment
of higher grades by students. Feedback from the survey indicated
that students engaged positively with the modules.

History

Journal

College and research libraries

Volume

79

Issue

7

Pagination

948 - 971

Publisher

American Library Association

Location

Chicago, Ill.

ISSN

0010-0870

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2018, Fiona Russell, Chris Rawson, Chrissy Freestone, Michael Currie, and Blair Kelly