Recent reforms in higher education, and the current focus on information technology offer librarians new opportunities to raise the profile of information literacy as a critical skill for life long learning. University libraries are responding by investing significant energy in information literacy education. However, there is considerable debate about the effectiveness of these efforts. This paper will discuss a range of web-based and other strategies that are designed to improve information literacy outcomes by fostering a learner-centred approach. A case study of web-based initiatives that have been implemented at Griffith University will be described to illustrate progress towards building flexible, student-centred learning environments for information literacy education. These initiatives include examples of programs for both undergraduates and research students. Implications for the broader context are drawn from the Griffith University experience.
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
|Event||22nd Annual International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries (IATUL) conference - Delft University of Technology Library, Delft, Netherlands|
Duration: 28 May 2001 → 1 Jun 2001
Conference number: 22nd
|Conference||22nd Annual International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries (IATUL) conference|
|Period||28/05/01 → 1/06/01|
Abbott, W. A. (2001). Re-casting the net: A new lead role for the web in learner-centred information literacy education. 1-12. Paper presented at 22nd Annual International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries (IATUL) conference, Delft, Netherlands.