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Teaching Toolkit

a professional development resource for liaison librarians at Brock University

Lesson plans

ARCS Model (Keller)

John Keller’s ARCS Model of Motivational Design Theory

Four aspects of  sustaining motivation:  Attention, Relevance, Confidence, Satisfaction

Attention – capturing interest, stimulating inquiry, maintaining attention

Relevance – meeting learner needs, providing appropriate content, bridging instruction to learners’ experiences

Confidence – building positive expectation for success, clearly defining what success means

Satisfaction – providing meaningful opportunities for learners to use their new skill or knowledge, reinforcing learner’s success and a positive feeling about accomplishments

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Other Instructional Design Texts

Institution-Wide Information Literacy Tests

Standardized information literacy assessment programs designed for institution-wide use:

   - WASSAIL: developed by Augustana Library, University of Alberta

   - Project SAILS: Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy Skills, developed at Kent State

 -  ICT Literacy Assessment: developed by Educational Testing Services, Inc.