The Using Information Community (and beyond!): Exploring the potential of online communities in delivering information literacy. Neil Ford Subject Librarian – School of Health and Social Care, Bournemouth University. Bournemouth University context. Student and Academic Services.
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Subject Librarian – School of Health and Social Care, Bournemouth University
Student and Academic Services
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School of Health and Social Care
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Online community for developing information literacy skills within our virtual learning environment
“the skills that students lack when they arrive at university are much the same as those students have always needed to develop; the capacity to filter and analyse sources and to access the validity and authority of the material” (Bradwell, 2009, p. 55)
NMC Standards of Proficiency for Pre-Registration Nursing Education:
Translates to our curricula and ILO’s!
We are already used to the changes to student demographics!
Need to support technology use
Lack of contact time
Need for remote support
Link from staff/ student homepage
Task oriented menu
Embedded user support
Links to further support
In-house and external materials
Embedded in Blackboard (VLE)
"The only constant is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be."
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