Supported open learning: developing an integrated information literacy strategy online

Gosling, Clari and Nix, Ingrid ORCID logoORCID: (2011) Supported open learning: developing an integrated information literacy strategy online. In: Teaching Information Literacy Online. Mackey, Thomas P. and Jacobson, Trudi E., eds. Neal Schuman, New York, pp. 91-108. ISBN 9781555707354, pbk-ISBN 9781856047678. [Book Section]


This chapter explores some of the challenges met by library staff working on a distance learning degree programme for work-based learners, specifically the Social Work Degree at The Open University (OU), in the United Kingdom (UK). We reveal how close collaboration with the academic team writing the degree enabled library staff to integrate information literacy (IL) alongside information and communication technology (ICT) skills throughout that programme, including integrated assessment. We consider how the collaborative process influenced the design of this programme. Examples of activities are provided along with insights into how students value the development of IL skills within their social work practice. We conclude with lessons learnt and implications for practice within distance learning and, more broadly, technology-enhanced learning environments.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: ISBN: 9781555707354 Publisher Neal-Schuman Publishers Inc
ISBN: 9781856047678 Publisher Facet Publishing
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Design Engineering and Mathematics
Item ID: 34218
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Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2021 15:08
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2021 17:28

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