Structural Supports: Assessment and Evaluation
Tired of the "one minute paper" and other "quick and dirty" assessment tools? By using word clouds, students can demonstrate their grasp of library fundamentals and information literacy concepts in less than 10 minutes. Wordle [http://www.wordle.net] is an extremely user-friendly online tool that provides an active learning activity for students and allows librarians to rapidly evaluate what students recall from the instruction session. Use it for quick assessment of student comprehension of library jargon or compare the students' Wordle clouds with information literacy standards or the main points of your instruction. It's free, flexible, and looks great on a t-shirt.
Huisman, Rhonda K. and Hanna, Kathleen A., "A Picture is Worth 150 Words: Using Wordle to Assess Library Instruction" (2012). LOEX Conference Proceedings 2010. Paper 24.