Articles to Read
- ALA ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education
- Humes, Barbara. Understanding Information Literacy
- Lorenzen, Michael. A Brief History of Library Instruction in the United States of America
- Smalley, Topsy. Information Literacy Assessment.
- Branch, Robert et al. Evaluating Online Educational Materials for Use in Instruction 2003
- Blowers, Helene. Information Literacy 2.0.
Goals (from Joan Weeks' Fall 2007 Syllabus)
With successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Define the scope and content of information literacy instruction in libraries within the guidelines of the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards
- Explain and apply major learning theories to instructional design and teaching
- Structure instructional programs to meet diverse learning styles and multiple intelligences in students at all levels
- Design an instructional plan for a large organization covering many diverse audiences, courses and a budget
- Design and produce instructional materials that give learners clear, well-organized content that can be applied in a variety of settings
- Apply web technology including simulations, graphics and web forms to online instruction
- Develop, produce and load on a server an online module of information literacy instruction including banners, clear navigation, images, and graphics
- Apply evaluation methodology to instruments to measure and assess learning outcomes
- Conduct an interactive teaching experience in a classroom setting
- Deliver synchronous and asynchronous instruction using the online module produced in the course.