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ERIC Number: EJ858260
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1932-2909
Bringing Information Literacy into the Social Sphere: A Case Study Using Social Software to Teach Information Literacy at WFU
Mitchell, Erik T.; Smith, Susan Sharpless
Journal of Web Librarianship, v3 n3 p183-197 2009
This article presents an approach to teaching information literacy in an academic course from a socio-technical perspective. It includes an overview of the course framework, a review of course contents, and an analysis of student responses provided through pre- and post-course surveys. The premise of the course design was that students bring a set of technical and information skills to class that address specific but not generalized information literacy goals. By designing a course to engage students from this perspective, the instructors hoped to find a new method for approaching information literacy instruction. (Contains 4 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A