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Hinchliffe, Lisa Janicke; Rand, Allison; Collier, Jillian – Communications in Information Literacy, 2018
The process of learning includes not only success in developing knowledge, skills, and abilities but also mistakes and errors that impede such success. In any domain of learning, instructors will have developed a sense of the typical errors learners make; however, there has been no systematic investigation and documentation of predictable…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, College Freshmen, Focus Groups, Misconceptions
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Charles, Leslin H. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2017
Many academic librarians in the state of New Jersey (NJ) have successfully integrated information literacy (IL) into the curriculum using the ACRL IL Competency Standards for Higher Education ("Standards"). These "Standards" formed the underpinnings of IL curriculum mapping and assessment plans, and have been adopted by…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Library Development, Organizational Change
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Townsend, Lori; Hofer, Amy R.; Hanick, Silvia Lin; Brunetti, Korey – Communications in Information Literacy, 2016
This study used the Delphi method to engage expert practitioners on the topic of threshold concepts--core ideas and processes in a discipline that students need to grasp in order to progress in their learning, but that are often unspoken or unrecognized by expert practitioners--for information literacy. A panel of experts considered two questions:…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Fundamental Concepts, Delphi Technique, Expertise
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Turnbow, Dominique; Zeidman-Karpinski, Annie – Communications in Information Literacy, 2016
Instruction librarians want clear data showing the effectiveness of our workshops as a way of demonstrating our value in education. This article uses instructional design approaches to show how to make specific changes when writing and measuring our learning outcomes to capture what we are doing in our sessions. Unlike instructors with classes…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Workshops, Librarians, Models
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Nichols Hess, Amanda Kathryn; Greer, Katie – Communications in Information Literacy, 2016
In this article, the authors share how a team of librarians used the ADDIE instructional design model to incorporate best practices in teaching and learning into an online, four-credit information literacy course. In this redesign process, the Association of American Colleges and Universities' high-impact practices and e-learning best practices…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Online Courses, Learner Engagement, Electronic Learning
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Seeber, Kevin P. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2015
The development of the ACRL "Framework for Information Literacy" has sparked an immense amount of conversation among academic librarians, though the profession is still far from consensus with regards to if, when, or how the document should be implemented. This essay argues that despite debates over various points within the text, the…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Academic Libraries, Library Associations, Academic Standards
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Dempsey, Megan E.; Dalal, Heather; Dokus, Lynee R.; Charles, Leslin H.; Scharf, Davida – Communications in Information Literacy, 2015
This essay raises questions about the future of information literacy in higher education, given the prevalence of the "Information Literacy Competency Standards" in the library profession for the past 15 years, and the heated debate that took place regarding whether the "Framework for Information Literacy" and the…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Academic Libraries, Library Associations
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Hicks, Alison – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
This paper uses the example of foreign languages to explore the integration of critical information literacy into the curriculum of various disciplines. By closely examining the practices and values inherent in the foreign language information environment, the paper suggests that a critical vision of information literacy provides the most…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Educational Practices, Integrated Curriculum, Cultural Relevance
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Jacobson, Trudi E.; Mackey, Thomas P. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
Metaliteracy is envisioned as a comprehensive model for information literacy to advance critical thinking and reflection in social media, open learning settings, and online communities. At this critical time in higher education, an expansion of the original definition of information literacy is required to include the interactive production and…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Definitions, Models, Educational Practices
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Kuhlthau, Carol C. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
I propose three "rethinks" to consider in recasting the ACRL Standards for information literacy for the coming decades. First, rethink the concept of information need. Second, rethink the notion that information literacy is composed of a set of abilities for "extracting information." Third, rethink the holistic process of…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Academic Standards, Information Needs, Information Skills
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Martin, Justine – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
Models play an important role in helping practitioners implement and promote information literacy. Over time models can lose relevance with the advances in technology, society, and learning theory. Practitioners and scholars often call for adaptations or transformations of these frameworks to articulate the learning needs in information literacy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Literacy, Models, Content Analysis