Information Literacy - 2016

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Unit summary

INFM500

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
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  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP2
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP2
  • Assessment: Assessment - Exercise (50%) , Essay (25%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,450.00
International 2,700.00

The role of information services in user education, information literacy and life-long learning. Standards and tools to guide and measure information literacy programs. The role of information technology in information literacy and user education. User education activities for individuals and groups. Learning styles and education theory. Planning, management and promotion of user education programs. Evaluation of user education programs.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. assess the role of information services in user education, information literacy, and life-long learning
  2. identify appropriate user education activities for information services
  3. articulate principles of teaching and learning to develop user education activities
  4. evaluate the influence of learning styles on the delivery of user education activities
  5. appraise the role of technology in the development and delivery of user education activities
  6. demonstrate advanced critical thinking skills in the development of user education materials.
  • Assessment — Exercise (50%)
  • Essay (25%)
  • Report (25%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Broadband access

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

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This unit addresses the following topics.

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This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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