Pedagogy First, Technology Second: teaching & learning information literacy online

Fell, Peter, Bradbury, Stephanie J., Vollmerhause, Kurt, & Peacock, Judith A. (2003) Pedagogy First, Technology Second: teaching & learning information literacy online. In QUT Online Learning & Teaching Conference 2003, 5 November 2003, Brisbane, Australia.


This paper explores the pedagogical and technical issues, challenges and outcomes of creating an online information literacy course. Currently under development, this course will be offered as a parallel study option to Advanced Information Retrieval Skills (AIRS:IFN001 ) for QUT postgraduate students, a compulsory face-to-face course for all QUT research students. The aim of this project is to optimise students’ access to AIRS:IFN001 and meet the University’s objectives regarding flexible delivery and online teaching. Still in its developmental stages, AIRS::Online extends beyond the current notion of static online information literacy tutorials by providing a facilitated, student focussed learning environment comprising content and learning experiences enhanced by appropriate multimedia technology and resources which engage students in planned facilitated and/or self-paced learning events. Course assessment is formative and summative, and is comprised of a research log and reflective journal to provide a means for reviewing the content and key process of advanced information searching and retrieval.

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ID Code: 711
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: information literacy, e-learning, online course development, flexible learning, online learning and teaching, HERN
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 Library Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 (Please consult authors)
Deposited On: 03 Feb 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2013 01:19

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