Embedding information literacy into the curriculum

Barden, Mary ORCID: 0000-0002-4901-4177, Grundy, Dawn ORCID: 0000-0003-1867-5527 and Prescott, Graeme ORCID: 0000-0003-1137-0341 (2014) Embedding information literacy into the curriculum. In: Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2014, 23 June 2014, University of Bolton. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Information literacy (IL) skills, the ability to search for, analyse and use information effectively, are key skills in achieving academic success as well as contributing to factors such as employability. The University’s IL framework was developed in 2008. It was to be formally embedded into the University curriculum, but this has only been achieved on a limited basis. As responsibility for IL is included in the Library remit, a solution was to incorporate IL within an existing library service. The redevelopment of BISSTO in 2013 provided an opportunity to include interactive IL tests at appropriate points in the tutorial, covering all aspects of the framework. An IL section was also included to provide general information about IL for academics and students. The first part of the session will outline the content changes. The second part will focus on how BISSTO can be used in the classroom to improve student competencies. The outcome of this session is that participants should know how to use BISSTO successfully in the curriculum to improve student information literacy competencies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Library > University of Bolton Library Research
Depositing User: Sarah Taylor
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2014 08:39
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2019 13:23
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/623

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