USING WEB 2.0 TO CULTIVATE INFORMATION LITERACY VIA CONSTRUCTION OF PERSONAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

Sarah Whittaker, Alan Cann

Abstract


The objectives of this project were as follows:

To enable students and library users to engage with information literacy in the widest sense and broaden their use of scholarly resources via the use of web 2.0 tools.               

To investigate whether the participation culture of web 2.0 can be utilised to give students more control over how and when they learn, and so that Library staff can focus on and respond more directly to individual needs.  

To use the experience gained to develop new skill sets in Library staff and to inform future Library practices in areas of training and interaction with Library users.

In order to achieve this, we proposed to embed web 2.0 tools in the MBChB Medical Law and Medical Ethics modules; to run tutorials for Library users to demonstrate the appeal and power of rapidly evolving contemporary social software/web 2.0 tools; to use the experience gained from this project to develop new skill sets in Library staff which will ensure sustainability of the project.

 


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