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1 The INFORMS (Information Skills ) Project Brief Presentation to e-libraries for e-learning seminar Jenny Brook, 28 Feb 2003

2 INFORMS Project Builds on the 5/99 DNER INHALE projects outputs Collaboration involving 3 institutions –University of Huddersfield (Lead) –Loughborough University –University of Oxford

3 INFORMS using Inhale Outputs 7 Freely available Information Skills units tested initially within Blackboard modules and now generated from:- A database bin/displaymain.plhttp://inhale.hud.ac.uk/cgi- bin/displaymain.pl of information skills/training materials Audits of student/staff internet information searching skills Evaluation instruments and numerous evaluation reports Various project tools

4 Database of units Partners at Loughborough and Oxford (plus UCLan & LMU from) Writing to …..Editing….. Customising….within own Institutional Portfolios. Additional Subject areas: Engineering, Business; Sport; English; Medicine; Social Sciences…and more as….

5 IMS/Metadata IMS Metadata using current CETIS UK Common Metadata Framework (draft) guidelines Plans to implement IMS Content Packaging once Metadata is in place

6 Testing within VLEs Currently being tested within :- Blackboard; WebCT; Learn; Bodington See Screen shots at: Info skills tested at different levels of embedding in different modules

7 Evaluation Testing evaluation methodology at partner sites Electronic collection- transfer to SPSS Use of web logs for triangulation

8 Benefits to the JISC Community Sharing and exchange of information skills objects Supporting cultural change within the participating institutions Practical experience of collaborating across professional boundaries Providing meaningful and innovative methods of accessing electronic materials Raising awareness of IE resources and services Providing opportunities to embed information literacy into VLEs & modules

9 Project Tools Evaluation Toolkit E-book Parser (makes web pages too) Table of Information Tasks Start-up Template …see Project Tools menu on:-

10 Additional Institutions Other institutions also on board Chester College, University of Coventry, University of the West of England)

11 Test Portfolio To test out editing units within the INFORMS/ (INHALE) database go to:- bin/displayindex.pl?folio=26http://inhale.hud.ac.uk/cgi- bin/displayindex.pl?folio=26 Username testarea Password testarea


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