Re-casting the net: A new lead role for the web in learner-centred information literacy education

Wendy Anne Abbott

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-12
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd Annual International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries (IATUL) conference - Delft University of Technology Library, Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 28 May 20011 Jun 2001
Conference number: 22nd
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Conference22nd Annual International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries (IATUL) conference
Abbreviated titleIATUL
CountryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period28/05/011/06/01
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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.
Abbott, Wendy Anne. / Re-casting the net : A new lead role for the web in learner-centred information literacy education. Paper presented at 22nd Annual International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries (IATUL) conference, Delft, Netherlands.13 p.
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