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ERIC Number: EJ885149
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1522-8959
Technology: Ten Years after TILT--New Uses of Technology to Promote Information Literacy
Bell, Colleen, Ed.
Public Services Quarterly, v3 n1-2 p257-267 2007
About a decade ago, a team of librarians and technologists at the University of Texas at Austin began development on a Web-based tutorial for undergraduate students. The tutorial used a range of technologies--HTML, Flash, javascript--to create four modules that emphasized information literacy concepts by using a mix of text, images, interactive activities, and quizzes. Libraries across North America took note of the Texas Information Literacy Tutorial, or TILT, because of its innovative approach to teaching information literacy--it taught information literacy concepts without relying on resources specific to any one library, and as a result could be adapted to almost any library environment. A decade later, many libraries have followed the example set by TILT in adapting new technologies in promoting information literacy. This article highlights four case studies that have very effectively done just this: (1) "The Information Literacy Contest" (Joan M. Hopkins); (2) "Promoting Information Literacy through LCD Screens" (Eric Frierson); (3) "Collaborating for Online Learning: Promoting Academic Integrity" (Diane Clark); and (4) "Clickers in the Classroom: Is That Your Final Answer?". (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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