The Reflective Online Searching Skills (ROSS) Environment: embedding information literacy into student learning through an online environment

Partridge, Helen L., Edwards, Sylvia L., Baker, Andrew, & McAllister, Lynn M. (2008) The Reflective Online Searching Skills (ROSS) Environment: embedding information literacy into student learning through an online environment. In International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). World Library and Information Congress. 73rd General Conference and Council. Section on Information Literacy/Academic Libraries, 18-23 August, Durban, South Africa.



The Reflective Online Searching Skills (ROSS) Environment is an e-learning tool that fosters the development of student skill and knowledge in online searching. It was developed with the support of Faculty of Information Technology and the Teaching and Learning Support Services at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). In 2007 ROSS is being developed for use within the first year curriculum of other faculties within QUT. This paper will provide a demonstration of the ROSS environment and how it was embedded within the curriculum of two contrasting disciplines: IT and Science. Many online information literacy tools are static, modular, linear and heavily text based, and have failed to incorporate an interactive approach to the learning process. This paper will demonstrate that ROSS pushes the boundary of online information literacy programs by guiding learners to know, reflect, and practice information literacy concepts through the use of case studies or problem based learning.

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ID Code: 11230
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: e, learning, online learning objects, information literacy, online searching, univesrity students, ROSS, reflective online searching skills, curriculum desing, teaching and leanring, case study, HERN
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Librarianship (080706)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 (please consult authors)
Deposited On: 17 Dec 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2015 03:14

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