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Bounding Borders, Building Bridges: partnering for quality outcomes in the online learning of information literacy

Peacock, Judith A., Tweedale, Robyn, Fell, Peter, & Vollmerhause, Kurt (2004) Bounding Borders, Building Bridges: partnering for quality outcomes in the online learning of information literacy. In Educause Australasia 2005: The Next Wave of Collaboration, April 5-8, 2005, Auckland, New Zealand.

Abstract

IFN001:Advanced Information Retrieval (AIRS) is a mandatory coursework requirement of doctoral enrolment at QUT. It aims to assist research students in working toward their literature review through the development of advanced information literacy knowledge and practice. In response to increasing remote and offshore doctoral enrolments, and to support the University’s objectives regarding flexible delivery and online teaching, QUT Library has led the development of an innovative online course. From 2005, AIRS Online is available as a parallel option to the face-to-face mode. AIRS Online provides a student-focussed learning environment which encourages deep learning and caters for diverse learning styles and needs. It is founded on the principle that the simple transfer of content to an online environment will not deliver equivalent learning outcomes for students. Unlike a passive web-based tutorial, the course has been designed to actively engage students in teacher-facilitated, self-directed learning. Integrating content and educational technology and linking across dual IT platforms, the development of AIRS Online has necessitated diverse partnering across the University between Library teaching and systems staff and various online, multimedia and web support staff. This paper explores the pedagogical, technical and administrative partnerships, issues and outcomes of re-crafting an existing classroom-based course for an online environment.

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ID Code: 708
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: information literacy, online learning and teaching, e, learning, ICT, instructional design
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) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Learning Support
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 02 Feb 2005
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:23

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