International Group Participation

I plan on applying for the IAC as part of the Sub-Committee. This will be the main international group I join, since it will definitely be the most time consuming. I want to join this group because I know that it will satisfy every aspect of international life I wish to be involved in. The Sub-Committee helps out at all of the cultural events on campus, doing everything from serving food to participating in the events themselves. I can be temporarily immersed in different cultures and even get some language practice during the French (and perhaps Brazilian) events. I hope to make international friends with the help of OU Cousins. Being the former Prime Minister of French Club at my high school, I also wish to join OU’s French Club. Depending on whether or not I decide to take Arabic, the Arabic Flagship program would be a great resource to constantly practice my Arabic skills and learn the culture of those in Arabic-speaking countries. The final groups I may join are the International Business Association and perhaps CESL, but I do not want to stretch myself too thin. CESL gives me valuable teaching skills that I could use to my advantage when applying for a Fulbright scholarship my senior year; however, this only applies to the Fulbright for teaching abroad, and I am still unsure of what I want to use my Fulbright toward.

Youth Information Creation 2014-08-25 11:26:32

Welcome to the website for the Information-Creating Behavior in Learning Labs and Makerspaces project, funded by the 2014 IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) Laura Bush 21st Century Program Early Career Development Grant ($354,367). Led by Dr. Kyungwon Koh (Principal Investigator), Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies, the research team is investigating how teens create information while they engage in project-based, guided-inquiry STEM learning in different Learning Labs.

This is a three-year project (June 2014- May 2017). The first phase of the study is being conducted in Norman, OK in 2014 with partnerships between the University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies, Norman Public Schools, and the Oklahoma Climatological Survey. In 2015, the PI will visit different Learning Labs funded by IMLS to collect data in different settings.

The findings on how youth create information will inform a groundbreaking approach to information literacy instruction that teaches not only information seeking and use but also information creation and presentation.

If you have any questions or comments on this project, please contact Dr. Kyungwon Koh at kkoh@ou.edu.

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This project was made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Early Career Development program [RE-07-14-0048-14] and the University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences Junior Faculty Fellowship.

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Piloting Domains via OU Create

I’ve been involved in only a few number of projects that get me as excited as one that we are piloting this Fall. Roughly 18 months ago, inspired by projects such as Clemson’s ePortfolio project, we wanted to do something similar at OU. Hoping to find something equally as exciting, Mark Morvant, myself, and others across OU […]