Information Literacy e-Learning Modules
This project aimed to address four main barriers to tertiary online learning.
- limited information literacy skills and other specific needs of marginalised, mature and distance students
- a shortage of quality online information literacy modules that are reusable, portable and have pedagogical flexibility
- a need for staff professional development opportunities in information literacy
- a lack of materials which are centrally managed and standards compliant.
These barriers were addressed by creating 11 online modules that are customisable and re-usable.
A comprehensive site detailing the outputs of this project is available at http://oil.otago.ac.nz.
The online modules that have been developed are available here: http://oil.otago.ac.nz/oil/index/Modules.html. The modules are a valuable source of information on topics including:
- Writing - including essays, annotated bibliography, business and scientific reports
- New Zealand Information Sources
- Searching for information
- Evaluating Information sources
- Ethical use of information
- Digital Information Literacy
- Pacific Information Sources
- Māori Information Sources and,
- a Springboard module for teachers about Information Literacy in general.
The final report on the outcomes of the project is available from http://oil.otago.ac.nz/oil/index/Resources-and-materials/mainParagraphs/08/document/FinalReporteCDF.pdf.
Project Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Institution: University of Otago
Project Leader: Bronwyn Hegarty