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June 23, 2013
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Information Literacy Instruction Assignment In An Online ModuleOne problem with trying to introduce information literacy skills to engineering students is that somefaculty are reluctant to change their courses to include this new material. Other faculty have difficultydeveloping an assignment that will require students to learn and use information literacy skills. Havinghad success with a freshman orientation class, a librarian and instructional designer collaborated totransform that assignment into an online module. The module was created in Blackboard and wasdesigned to be generic enough to easily be modified for any course. The assignment asks students towork in teams on a design project. What they are to design can be determined by the course instructor,making the module customizable. Students are told that early in the design process working engineersneed to gather and analyze information from a variety of sources. Students will submit a report outliningtheir research process along with a bibliography of the sources they used. These reports will beevaluated on the clarity of the writing, the variety and appropriateness of sources cited, as well as theaccuracy of the citations. This module teaches information literacy skills while also showing how thoseskills are part of the engineering design process.This presentation will describe the process by which this module was developed, how this module canbe integrated into courses, and how this module teaches information literacy while also showing howthose skills are part of the engineering design process.
Napp, J. B., & Ballard, P. J. (2013, June), Information Literacy Instruction Assignment In An Online Module Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/19764
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