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Thursday, May 7 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Don't You Forget About Me: Learning Boosters to Improve Instruction Recall

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Instruction librarians often have limited time with students so how can we help students recall and use the content we deliver? Learning Boosters offer an opportunity for us to remind students of what they learned, asking students to engage in progressively deeper recall exercises. In this workshop, participants will learn the theory behind Learning Boosters, create boosters for common instructional scenarios, and discuss how to implement and assess them. This session will be useful for those who want to improve retention of both concrete skills and abstract concepts, and those who want to deliver content beyond the "one shot."

Participants will:
  • Be able to understand memory and recall theories in order to identify learning obstacles in traditional library workshops and one-shot instruction settings.
  • Be able to create recall tests (Learning Boosters) in order to improve long-term retention of information taught in a library instruction setting..
  • Be aware of implementation obstacles and considerations in order to successfully discuss, create, implement, and assess learning boosters in any type of instruction setting.

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Alexandra Rivera

Student Success and Community Engagement Librarian, University of Michigan Library

Alex Deeke

Digital Learning Librarian, University of Michigan Library

Thursday May 7, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am EDT