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Distributed Learning by Maha Kumaran, Tasha Maddison

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Chapter 11

Forging Connections in Digital Spaces

Teaching Information Literacy Skills Through Engaging Online Activities

Abstract

Successful online information literacy instruction (ILI) engages learners by creating spaces and assignments that encourage students to collaborate and develop an awareness of themselves as both creators and consumers of content. When students have the opportunity to direct conversations, collaborate over multiple technologies, and research and create content for external audiences, online learning is highly effective and engaging. This chapter describes librarian-designed learning activities, applicable in a variety of contexts, that draw on research in instructional design as well as the ACRL Framework for Information ...

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