Dominguez Hills

By tcarey - 11/23/2007

By Suzanne Aurilio - 11/6/2007 Promoting Student Success in Undergraduate Scholarship using Information Literacy and New Media Technology Across Disciplines The Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) program at CSU Dominguez Hills primarily serves returning and non-traditional students. IDS 490, the Senior Seminar in IDS and Labor Studies is presently a class that provides students with an opportunity to do research in their areas of concentration, and to redefine how they have previously thought about information and research as they develop the capabilities of information literacy. This project seeks to transform IDS 490 through the development of online tutorials for information literacy to assist students in their efforts to do research, as well as to develop skills in new media technology (PowerPoint, webpage, and iMovie-type presentation formats).


Featured Campus Project: CSU San Bernardino

The focus of our project is the transformation of our first-year experience project, the Gateway Program. We plan to restructure the program so that the third Gateway-enhanced course that students take will be a large class (such as PSYCH 100, HSCI 120, or HIST 142) transformed—through technology and other pedagogical strategies—from a lecture-based format into inquiry-based courses that promote active learning and greater teacher-student interaction and are consistent with the Gateway Program philosophy.

 Utilizing the three Gateway-enhanced large classes in Spring 2008 as part of the Spring 2008 offering will enable us to achieve our learning outcomes at a much lower cost than the previous approach, which would have us offering sixteen Gateway-enhanced courses in the Spring 2008 capped at 20 students.

 You can learn more about our project on our website.