Module Information

Module Identifier
ILM3220
Module Title
Developing Information Literacy in a Digital World
Academic Year
2015/2016
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2
External Examiners
  • Mr Alan Maclennan (Lecturer - Robert Gordon University)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 8 x 2 Hour Lectures
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Essay: exploring the theory  equivalent to 2,500 words  50%
Semester Assessment Teaching Resource Report  equivalent to 2500 words  50%
Supplementary Assessment Submission of a specified resit essay  equivalent to 2500 words  50%
Supplementary Assessment Submission of a specified resit teaching resource report  equivalent to 2500 words  50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Discuss and critically evaluate the concept of information literacy and the many variants associated with 'rigital literacy?.

Critically examine the relationship between reading literacy, ICT literacy and information literacy.

Evaluate how information behavior theory and user studies can inform information literacy practice.

Evaluate how information behavior theory and user studies can inform information literacy practice.

Analyse and demonstrate the effective use of technology for information literacy tuition.

Critically discuss the role of context on information literacy provision.

Identify and develop effective evaluations for information literacy programmes.

Brief description

This module will integrate theory of learning, information behavior research with current developments in educational technology to deliver students equipped to develop programmes of information literacy within any context

Content

The content of the course is delivered via lectures and practical sessions. The content is indicative of the themes explored in this module.
1. Information Literacy or digital literacy: definitions and development
2. Theory and frameworks for understanding users
3. Users, models and standards: piecing together the jigsaw
4. Learning theory: from pedagogy to practice
5. From e-learning to social learning: applications of technology to support learning
6. Variations on learning and the theoretical frameworks of Information Literacy
7. Iterations of information literacy 1: Sectors
8. Iterations of information literacy 2: Countries
9. Evaluation: impact and effectiveness

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number An incidental element within this module.
Communication Methods of representing theory and discussion in essay form will be covered in the module assessment. The teaching resource includes creation and presentation of learning materials. The essay and report elements for the assignments will assess the communication skills of students on this module.
Improving own Learning and Performance Reflection upon learning and information skills will be encouraged. Assignment feedback will allow further reflection.
Information Technology Appreciation of the role of technology and technological methods for e-learning will be developed in the module. Presentation of coursework will rely upon the use of information technology.
Personal Development and Career planning Consideration of the skills developed in the module will be explored in relation to career options.
Problem solving The lectures introduce problems related to the subject, which are then analysed and presented in the assignments
Research skills The lectures are a starting point for the content, the assignments rely upon identification of information and its processing.
Subject Specific Skills Ability and knowledge gained with regard to theoretical and practical elements of information literacy, information theory and presentation of learning materials to different audiences.
Team work This will be developed through activities within the delivery of the module.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 7