Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Jan: Teaching Information Literacy to College Students (ALA)

An asynchronous course beginning January 6, 2014 and continuing for 4 weeks.
Estimated Hours of Learning: 9Certificate of Completion available upon request
Price: $175.00


Learning outcomes:
  •    Understand the concept of Information Literacy and its importance in a modern college environment
  •    Understand the pedagogy behind information literacy
  •    Be able to create engaging lessons and exercises that will engage, challenge and teach college students
In an age where information overload is the norm, the ability to understand the quality and organization of information is crucial for college students. As the gatekeepers of this information, librarians must have the ability to convey the concepts of fundamental information literacy to students. In this eCourse, Joanna M. Burkhardt draws from her bestselling book Teaching Information Literacy: 50 Standards-Based Exercises for College Students to show you how to create challenging,  engaging lessons and exercises that will give college students the foundation they need to distinguish between the easiest sources to find and the best sources to use. In addition to three weeks of facilitated discussion, readings and course exercises, all participants will receive an electronic copy of Joanna’s book. 

Included in the price of the eCourse is the ALA eEditions e-book Teaching Information Literacy: 50 Standards-Based Exercises for College Students, Second Edition, by Joanna M. Burkhardt and Mary C. MacDonald with AndrĂ©e J. Rathemacher. The e-book contains the complete text of the print edition in PDF format.