Subject details

  • Topics
    • A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Chat Rooms
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Audio-Video streaming

At the completion of this subject 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.
  • Assignment 1 - Assessment — Exercise (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Essay (25%)
  • Assignment 3 - Report (25%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this unit, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s); or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:

Special requirements

No special requirements

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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