Today Credo announced the launch of its new Credo Insights assessment and reporting platform, included within its highly-acclaimed InfoLit Modules. The graphical interface provides a robust view of assessment and usage data, which are critical components of any successful library instruction strategy. Persistence, GPA levels, and graduation rates are all impacted by students’ information literacy skills, and the ability to drill down into specific assessment questions allowing librarians to respond to problem areas more quickly and effectively than ever before.
Credo’s InfoLit Modules simplify instruction for librarians by offering high-quality videos, tutorials, and quizzes to build up essential skills related to selecting a research topic, evaluating sources, identifying media bias, and more. Also included is a Faculty Engagement Module to better align teaching faculty with best practices for designing research assignments. However, as most librarians know, teaching these valuable skills to students is only the first half of the equation: accurately measuring outcomes and reporting meaningful data are important components for continuously improving instruction and demonstrating the library’s value to the institution.
“Data is most powerful when it is used to tell a larger story beyond just the numbers,” said Credo General Manager Ian Singer. “Evidence from student performance can support strategic goals around information literacy (IL) instruction, whether that includes expanding from one-shots to an embedded program, establishing a credit-bearing IL course, or integrating into Gen Ed or discipline curricula.”