Background information

Information Literacy e-Learning Modules is funded through the Tertiary Education Commission's e-Learning Collaborative Development Fund (eCDF). It is a 2-year collaborative project between the University of Otago, Dunedin College of Education and Otago Polytechnic.
The project was conceived to address four main areas in the tertiary sector associated with information literacy learning:
  1. Barriers to tertiary study which can occur as a result of limited information literacy skills and the diverse needs of marginalised, mature and distance students.
  2. A shortage of high quality online information literacy modules which are reuseable, portable and have pedagogical flexibility.
  3. A need for professional development opportunities for staff in the area of information literacy.
  4. A tertiary sector requirement for centrally maintained and managed, standards conformant online resources in this important foundation field.
Project Goals:
  • To design, implement and evaluate up to 11 authentic task-based information literacy modules which are underpinned by the ANZIIL standards.
  • To design, implement and evaluate an online demonstrator system for selecting existing modules, as well as editing and publishing new modules.
  • Modules should be reusable in a range of contexts and must work offline, online or through an LMS via a SCORM compliant player.