Information Literacy - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP2
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP2
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Online discussions (25%) , Assignment 2 - Investigation (35%) - Learn more

Unit provided by

2017 Fees
Domestic 793.00
HECS 793.00
International 1,043.00

The role of information services in user education, information literacy and lifelong 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.

Please Note:  If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University unit you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your unit grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

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

  1. discuss the role of information services in user education, information literacy and lifelong learning
  2. identify appropriate user education activities for information services
  3. apply principles of teaching and learning to develop user education activities
  4. describe 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.
  • Assignment 1 — Online discussions (25%)
  • Assignment 2 — Investigation (35%)
  • Project (40%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Broadband access

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Students will be provided with a list of topics in the Unit Outline

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation 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.

Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the The Co-op website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.

Enquire online

Need to ask a question that's best put down in words?
Make an online enquiry.

Enquire now

Ready to enrol?

Start studying this unit now.


Got a question?

Get an answer from one of our friendly Student Advisors.