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Cal State ITC Initiative Sac State Library Home Freshman Seminar Home

Co-Principle Investigators:
Lynn M. Tashiro, Faculty Coordinator of Freshman Seminar and University Learning Communities
Linda J. Goff, Head of Instructional Services, University Library


2006- 2008: Information Literacy Study and Assessment of California State University, Sacramento Freshman Programs

This project adminstered the Information Communication and Technology Literacy Assessment instrument, now known as "iSkills", as a pre-test and post- test over a two year period to incoming freshmen in order to establish an understanding of their baseline skills in information and communication technology literacy.

Among the project goals was the development and publication of best practice modules via a project website, [this one] and faculty professional development for freshman program faculty. 

The project was conducted over two academic years, 2006/2007 and 2007/2008.  The purpose of this project was to examine the practical use of the ICT to inform program and lesson effectiveness.  The data was analyzed from the perspective of program improvement and as basic research in the emerging field if information literacy instruction.  Results of this study were presented at the California Academic and Research Libraries (CARL) 2008 conference in Santa Cruz, Friday, April 4, 2008. The program was entitled: Understanding our First Years: Three Studies and a Comparison. A link to the PowerPoint used is in the column on the left. Three Projects and a Comparison.

Presenters were: Gabriela Sonntag, Librarian, and Sharon Hamill, General Education Assessment Coordinator, California State University San Marcos; Karen Brodsky, Librarian, Sonoma State University and Linda Goff, Librarian California State University, Sacramento. C

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Female student viewing iSkills test

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Freshman Seminar class taking test

Freshman Seminar class taking test



Last updated August 25, 2008 by Linda J. Goff