Online conversation: information literacy as discourse between peers

Walton, Geoff (2013) Online conversation: information literacy as discourse between peers. In: Worldwide Commonalities and Challenges in Information Literacy Research and Practice. Springer International, London, pp. 373-379. ISBN 978-3319039190

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-03919-0_49

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to outline a fresh approach which seeks to harness students’ predilection for communication by exploiting its value as a learning tool to teach information literacy (IL). This approach was used in the first-year undergraduate core module Research and Professional Development. Inquiry-based learning, IL (particularly information discernment) and online peer assessment were used to create active online learning opportunities where students learnt by doing: they read, reviewed, reflected on and commented on other’s work (a draft essay) via a Virtual Learning Environment. These online conversations were informed by face-to-face workshops on research skills, critical thinking, plagiarism and referencing and the Assignment Survival Kit (ASK) www.staffs.ac.uk/ask . This approach not only produced a noticeable change in student achievement, but brought together e-learning and IL to deliver a range of IL learning outcomes including information discernment.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: IL, online discourse, information behaviour, e-learning, online peer assessment
Subjects: P100 Information Services
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
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Depositing User: Nicola King
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2014 14:32
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2017 14:20
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/16825

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