Informed learning in online environments : supporting the higher education curriculum beyond Web 2.0

Hughes, Hilary E. & Bruce, Christine S. (2012) Informed learning in online environments : supporting the higher education curriculum beyond Web 2.0. In Godwin, Peter & Parker, Jo (Eds.) Information Literacy Beyond Library 2.0. Facet Publishing, London, pp. 65-79.

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    As boundaries between physical and online learning spaces become increasingly blurred in higher education, how can students gain full benefit of Web 2.0 social media and mobile technologies for learning? How can we, as information professionals and educators, best support the information literacy learning needs of students who are universally mobile and Google-focused? This chapter presents informed learning (Bruce, 2008) as a pedagogical construct with potential to support learning across the higher education curriculum, for Web 2.0 and beyond.

    After outlining the principles of informed learning and how they may enrich the higher education curriculum, we explain the role of library and information professionals in promoting informed learning for Web 2.0 and beyond. Then, by way of illustration, we describe recent experience at an American university where librarians simultaneously learned about and applied informed learning principles in reshaping the information literacy program.

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    ID Code: 50621
    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Keywords: informed learning, information literacy, higher education, web 2.0, pedagogy, curriculum, Auraria Library, librarians, learners, HERN
    ISBN: 9781856047623
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
    Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
    Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
    Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
    Copyright Owner: Copyright © Neal-Schuman Publishers
    Copyright Statement: This compilation: Peter Godwin and Jo Parker 2012 The chapters: The contributors 2012
    Deposited On: 28 May 2012 11:08
    Last Modified: 03 Oct 2012 16:51

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