Information Literacy skills modules
The Information literacy skills modules can be used by all UM teaching staff to provide their students with a common ground to information literacy. Every skills module can be completed separately and can consist of a generic part and discipline specific parts, based on student and/or teacher needs. Skills modules can be integrated into your course in two ways. You can share the URL link to the module with your students, or you can embed the skills module into your Canvas course. Visit our skills modules page to find out what we have to offer!
Workshops and trainings in the field of information and digital literacy skills are available for students (from bachelor to PhD), staff members and alumni from Maastricht University and the academic hospital (MUMC+). Visit the overview of available workshops. Programme coordinators and teaching staff who wish to implement information and/or digital literacy skills activities (such as workshops, assignments) in their courses, can contact us via Ask Your Librarian.
Information Literacy Canvas Support page
The University Library provides support in embedding the information literacy online modules into the new Canvas environment. As a starting point for integrating these online modules, check out the canvas support page on information literacy education (via Canvas login)
For more information and/or access to the Canvas support page, please contact your respective library information specialist for your faculty through Ask Your Librarian:
• FASoS: Lidwien Hollanders
• FSE: Marieke Schor
• FL: Angélique Bessems and Petra Bouts
• FPN: Nicolette Siep
• MUMC+ / AVM: Gregor Franssen and Floor Ruiter
• SBE: Leonne Portz
Examples of facultary integration
Developing and designing teaching material for information literacy education from scratch can be time consuming. Oftentimes, it is more efficient to adapt existing materials to integrate information literacy skills into your teaching. Below, you will find examples of facultary integration of the four dimensions of the UM information literacy framework into teaching and assessment.
- Using a Search Planning Form to define the search strategy
- Student’s reflection on their information literacy skills by writing a Learning Diary as PBL task (can also be used as task within the dimension ‘Organising Information’)
Creation and Communication
The folowing databases provide additional teaching materials for information literacy education:
ACRL sandbox: This sandbox provides learning and assessment activities from other universities. You can search per discipline or per dimension of the ACRL information literacy framework (a prominent framework for information literacy developed by US-American university libraries).
ACRL WordPress page: This webpage was created to support the uptake of the ACRL framework. The page offers valuable assignment and assessment examples, as well as academic research on information literacy education.