Back to the Future : Redesigning an Information Literacy Course for Distance Learners
Document Type Conference Proceeding
This document is the author's manuscript of a presentation at the Thirty-Second National LOEX Library Instruction Conference in Ypsilanti, Michigan given on May 8, 2004. Published as: Kinnie, Jim. "Back to the Future: Redesigning an Information Literacy Course for Distance Learners." IN: Library Instruction: Restating the Need, Refocusing the Response; Papers and Session Materials Presented to the Thirty-Second National LOEX Library Instruction Conference Held in Ypsilanti, Michigan, 6 to 8 May 2004, Edited by Deb Biggs Thomas, Randal Baier, Eric Owen and Theresa Valko. Published for the University Library, Eastern Michigan University by Pierian Press. 2005. p.155-158.
This article describes the process of converting materials from a traditionally delivered three credit undergraduate course on Information Literacy into the WebCT environment for distance learners. The 3-unit course content was reorganized to fit a 10-week summer session. A weekly schedule was imposed using elements from the traditional classroom: lecture notes, class exercises and participation, homework assignments, projects and exams.