Information Literacy and IT Skills Delivery: the ICT Skills Project at the University Of Birmingham

Vicky Wallace
2007, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. pp. 14 - 19

Abstract


This article describes Phase 2 of the ICT Skills project, which used the WebCT Virtual Learning Environment to deliver information literacy and IT Skills training materials to 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates at the University Of Birmingham. It describes the aims of the project, the development of learning objects in conjunction with partner schools, responses from the wider academic community, and feedback from the Information Literacy practitioner community. It also discusses the problems and issues surrounding embedding Information Literacy learning objects within the curriculum and the student experience. The authors conclude by identifying the beneficial outcomes of the project.


Keywords


Information Literacy; Higher Education; Undergraduate students; Online learning; Blended learning; Learning Objects; Information Technology skills

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