Newly developed information literacy modules

Published on 26 Aug 2020

The University Library offers a range of newly developed information literacy online modules, ready to get implemented into your courses. Read this blog post to inform yourself about the development process and how the UM Library staff will support you with embedding these modules into your education.

Online curriculum

One of the goals of the Information-Wise project was to “develop a coherent and blended information and digital literacy programme with generic and discipline-specific modules in which students from all faculties will gain knowledge about, practice, and receive feedback on their information literacy skills.” Together with the project team, in which several teachers from all faculties participated, and the domain specialists from the University Library, we created an online curriculum that is easily integrated into courses and curricula. For the overall development of the online information literacy curriculum, we followed the ADDIE-model for e-learning. The ADDIE model includes five stages: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation.


Explanation of the stages

  1. The first stage, the analysis, resulted in the UM framework for Information Literacy. Based on this framework, a rubric was developed, including clear intended learning outcomes that formed the basis for the development of stage two.
  2. The second stage, the design stage, resulted in a curriculum blueprint, which outlined the structure of modules, the delivery method, and of course the design principles. When this was finished, we went into stage three.
  3. The third stage: development. By using module and slide plans, we structured the development stage, and provided the core team with the right information to start building the courseware. We chose the tool LibWizard as our delivery method, and decided to split the framework into smaller chunks of micro-modules. This makes it easier to integrate specific elements into (online) courses, for example embedded within a Canvas assignment. All modules are built with the same structure in mind, and participants receive a certificate of completion when finished.
  4. While most online modules are available for you, the fourth stage is implementation. This will happen in the upcoming academic year, when our domain specialists will talk with faculty course coordinators on how to embed information literacy into their courses.
  5. Concurrently with the implementation, the fifth stage will take place: evaluation. We will evaluate and adjust the micro-modules structurally. In this way, we aim to provide an up-to-date and contextual online curriculum that fits well into our PBL education.


Do you want start integrating the online modules into your (Canvas) courses already?

Do you want start integrating the online modules into your (Canvas) courses already? Contact Ask Your Librarian and get access to the latest information literacy course and learn how to embed the online modules into your Canvas environment.

  • Author: Barend Last, Specialist Blended Learning & Information Skills at UM Library


This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License.



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