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Speech/Presentation/Lecture

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In fall of 2008, The Ames Library at Illinois Wesleyan University carried out a State of Illinois/LSTA grant-funded study to assess the impact on teaching and learning of the Swahili Expressive Arts Collection, a digital collection of images created by Rebecca Gearhart, Professor of Anthropology. The study asked three main questions focused on the value of metadata, undergraduate student descriptions of images, and changes in student perception of Africa. This presentation will present the results of the study and explore future opportunities for collection evaluation.

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teaching and learning, evaluation, user feedback

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Copyright © 2010 Stephanie Davis-Kahl

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Evaluating the Impact of the Swahili Expressive Arts Collection

In fall of 2008, The Ames Library at Illinois Wesleyan University carried out a State of Illinois/LSTA grant-funded study to assess the impact on teaching and learning of the Swahili Expressive Arts Collection, a digital collection of images created by Rebecca Gearhart, Professor of Anthropology. The study asked three main questions focused on the value of metadata, undergraduate student descriptions of images, and changes in student perception of Africa. This presentation will present the results of the study and explore future opportunities for collection evaluation.