Supported open learning: developing an integrated information literacy strategy online

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Gosling, C. and Nix, I. 2011. Supported open learning: developing an integrated information literacy strategy online. in: Mackey, T. and Jacobson, T. (ed.) Teaching Information Literacy Online New York Neal Schuman. pp. 91-108
Chapter titleSupported open learning: developing an integrated information literacy strategy online
AuthorsGosling, C. and Nix, I.
Abstract

This chapter explores some of the challenges met by library staff working on a distance learning degree programme for work-based learners, specifically the Social Work Degree at The Open University (OU), in the United Kingdom (UK). We reveal how close collaboration with the academic team writing the degree enabled library staff to integrate information literacy (IL) alongside information and communication technology (ICT) skills throughout that programme, including integrated assessment. We consider how the collaborative process influenced the design of this programme. Examples of activities are provided along with insights into how students value the development of IL skills within their social work practice. We conclude with lessons learnt and implications for practice within distance learning and, more broadly, technology-enhanced learning environments.

Page range91-108
Book titleTeaching Information Literacy Online
EditorsMackey, T. and Jacobson, T.
PublisherNeal Schuman
Place of publicationNew York
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Hardcover9781555707354
Paperback9781856047678
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Print2011
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Deposited29 Nov 2021
Output statusPublished
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ISBN: 9781555707354 Publisher Neal-Schuman Publishers Inc
ISBN: 9781856047678 Publisher Facet Publishing

LanguageEnglish
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