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1 Towards an Information Literate University COBE: Utilizing the undergraduate levels framework 4 th November 2009

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3 Information Literate University

4 Lord Puttnam on IL “…. I do think anyone with an OU degree should be brilliantly familiar with information gathering on the web. The idea you will graduate from the OU without being a world-class researcher yourself, should be nonsense. We should be challenging students to find their own links, and their own information…...” an interview with Lord Puttnam in the 12th issue of ‘Society Matters’- the social sciences magazine at: http://www.open.ac.uk/socialsciences/__assets/l3qzxw7ixnli7kr5s4.pdf http://www.open.ac.uk/socialsciences/__assets/l3qzxw7ixnli7kr5s4.pdf

5 Where are we now?

6 How are we getting there? Learning and teaching strategy: –All staff will have expertise to engage in learning design that fosters the development of information and digital literacies –Increase information literacy development across the curriculum –Provide just in time resources –Establish training programmes for students

7 Harnessing the levels

8 IL levels: expanded framework Critically evaluate information Be familiar with and begin to apply appropriate quality criteria (e.g. PROMPT or Who, Why, When?) to evaluate pre- defined information Use appropriate quality criteria in a broad sense to carry out initial filtering of material from searches. Use appropriate quality criteria to evaluate a range of resources (e.g. books, articles, websites) effectively Use appropriate quality criteria (e.g. PROMPT or Who, Why, When?) to filter results Apply appropriate quality criteria to critically evaluate information from any source to determine authority, bias, etc, which sometimes may be subtle to detect Use appropriate quality criteria to filter results, and also to focus on the most relevant information within documents

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10 Tricia Heffernan Associate Director, Academic and Student Services P.A.Heffernan@open.ac.uk

11 References Paradise http://www.flickr.com/photos/murilocardoso/3439636923/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/murilocardoso/3439636923/ Lord Puttnam Mountain http://www.flickr.com/photos/tgigreeny/3328603767/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/tgigreeny/3328603767/ Information Literate University http://www.flickr.com/photos/25095603@N07/35164881 89/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/25095603@N07/35164881 89/ Levels http://www.flickr.com/photos/druggedmoon/30955398/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/druggedmoon/30955398/


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