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Distributed Learning by Maha Kumaran, Tasha Maddison

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Chapter 6

A Model for Teaching Information Literacy in a Required Credit-Bearing Online Course

Abstract

This chapter focuses on Excelsior College Library’s best practices for teaching information literacy to nontraditional students with diverse learning styles in an online environment. As distance education librarians at the Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, the Excelsior College Library team has developed and continues to manage a full-service online library for Excelsior College. Excelsior is an accredited, nonprofit, entirely online institution of higher education. In addition to managing the library, the team has created a customized required information literacy course for the students. This course is a robust online, one-credit ...

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