Welcome to the Information Literacy Resource Bank. This central repository contains bite-sized information literacy learning resources for Cardiff University staff to integrate into teaching materials as and when required.
There is a selection of activities, quizzes, diagrams and cartoons as well as short ready-made self-paced tutorials on a range of essential information literacy topics such as citing references and plagiarism. New resources will continue to be added over time.
You may link to any of the resources on this web site or download and seamlessly incorporate them into your learning and teaching materials. Full details on how to embed them into Learning Central, PowerPoint and Word are provided. Subject Librarians in INSRV can also suggest ways of integrating the resources into programmes of study.
For the purposes of evaluating the usefulness of the resources, please use the comment form to tell us which resources you are using and for what purpose.
Members of other educational institutions are welcome to re-purpose or re-use any of the learning objects which we have made available under this Creative Commons Licence. Please see the copyright statement at the bottom of the page for each individual resource for more details. If you use any of these resources, please notify us using the comment form.
The creation of the Information Literacy Resource Bank was partly funded by the University's Innovative Teaching and Learning Fund.
Welcome to the Handbook for Information Literacy Teaching (HILT). This Handbook was written by a group of subject librarians at Cardiff University to support their colleagues in Information Services as they developed their information literacy teaching.
Since the appearance of the first edition in 2005, we have received many expressions of interest from outside the University. We are happy for you to use and re-purpose our material; please note that under the terms of our Creative Commons licence, your use of the Handbook is restricted to non-commercial purposes and you are required to acknowledge the source.
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We all rely on information every day and knowing how to find, understand and use it is vital. A key public good delivered by the library, information and knowledge management community, information literacy is a core activity of those working ...
Digital literacy is the topic that made the ETMOOC learning space so irresistible to me… I think as educators we spout off about wanting our students to be digitally literate, but not many of us (myself included) have a firm grasp about what that actually means, and quite a number of us are still attempting to become digitally literate ourselves.
"Today while I was reading a short article on the importance of videos in education, it dawned on me to compile a list of some of the best video creation tools to share with you here. I do have a separate section here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning where I have been featuring a plethora of video tools . But today's collection is somehow different not only because it contains the cream of the crop but also because these tools are all web based.
All of the web tools below do not require any software installation and you can work on them right from your browser. I am pretty sure you will find them very useful particularly when working on video projects with your students. Please have a look and share with us if we have missed any important title. Enjoy!"
Motivated by a shared inquiry question, a team of librarians at Deerfield High School (Illinois) gathered data to support a push to integrate information literacy skills into the curriculum, and developed a fruitful collaboration with other departments resulting in a co-taught Medieval narrative project. Among other important outcomes: a change in student perceptions about the role of school librarians.
Chances are, when you’ve been assigned a research paper, your first idea is that you’ll to do a quick search on Google. Perhaps you’ve been surprised when your instructor says that Googling for resources is not allowed.
Media Literacy & First Amendment Rights West End Word Media literacy is defined as "an array of competencies enabling people to analyze, evaluate, and create messages in a variety of media modes and genres." Sounds academic.
When the majority of information moves from print to digital form, we need a new set of critical skills in order to find what we need and use if properly. Many students get to college without having learned much in the way of information literacy, although professors often expect it was already taught. How should schools teach kids about finding good materials for research? About plagiarism? About finding authoritative sources online?