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. (2007) 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.
Impact and interest:
Citation countsare sourced monthly fromand citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
Full-text downloadsdisplays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.
|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Additional Information:||For more information, please refer to the conference website (see hypertext link) or contact the authors.|
|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|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2010 22:51|
Repository Staff Only: item control page