Taking library 2.0 to the next level: Using a course wiki for teaching information literacy to honors students

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How do educators capitalize on students' comfort with ubiquitous communications in order to develop information literacy skills required in the 21st century? A curriculum materials librarian and a professor in the School of Education present an approach that uses library instruction, online research scaffolds, and peer evaluation within a class wiki to enhance student research practices and academic achievement. The explosion of information sources and access to networked technologies has provided the opportunity to "ratchet up" the expectations for student research in higher education. The Association of College & Research Libraries's information literacy standards for higher education provide a framework for setting these expectations. The authors describe features of an introductory education course that seeks to enhance honors freshman students' knowledge of library research resources, efficient research skills, and scholarly writing, as described in these standards. © M. A. Niedbala & J. Fogleman.

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Journal of Library Administration