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Information Literacy and IT Skills Delivery: the ICT Skills Project at the University of Birmingham

Wallace, Vicky (2007) Information Literacy and IT Skills Delivery: the ICT Skills Project at the University of Birmingham. Journal of Information Literacy, 1 (2). ISSN 1750-5968

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Abstract

This article describes Phase 2 of the ICT Skills project, which used the WebCT Virtual Learning Environment to deliver information literacy and IT Skills training materials to 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates at the University Of Birmingham. It describes the aims of the project, the development of learning objects in conjunction with partner schools, responses from the wider academic community, and feedback from the Information Literacy practitioner community. It also discusses the problems and issues surrounding embedding Information Literacy learning objects within the curriculum and the student experience. The authors conclude by identifying the beneficial outcomes of the project.

Type of Work:Article
School/Faculty:Corporate Services
Department:Information Services
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Projects:ICT Skills Project, Phase 2
Keywords:Information Literacy; Higher Education; Undergraduate students; online learning; blended learning; learning objects; information technology skills
Subjects:Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
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Funders:University of Birmingham, Learning Development Unit
Copyright Status:Copyright for the article content resides with the authors, and copyright for the publication layout resides with the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, Information Literacy Group. These Copyright holders have agreed that this article should be available on Open Access.
Copyright Holders:Author, Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, Information Literacy Group
ID Code:57
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