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Postgraduate Course: Information literacies for online learning (EDUA11152)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaEducation Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course is aimed at teachers, trainers and other practitioners within post-compulsory education who wish to meet the challenges of the ever-growing electronic information world and to develop their own understanding of information literacy. The course will seek to develop the information literacies of the participants, and assist them to foster such literacies in the students, learners and clients in their own field.

On completion of the course, participants will have gained a broad overview of how information literacy has become a key issue in education and training, what digital resources can offer in terms of the delivery and support of learning programmes, and how teaching, learning and research is affected by their engagement with these resources.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: An introduction to digital environments for learning (EDUA11110)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Students will be required to have regular access to a networked computer, and will be responsible for providing their own computing equipment and consumables. Broadband is recommended.
Information for Visiting Students
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Class Delivery Information The course will be delivered flexibly and online.
Course Start Date 20/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Online Activities 20, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 165 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
On completion of the course participants will be able to:

critically evaluate and use a range of current online information resources

engage with the possibilities and limitations of information technologies

examine and develop both their own information-seeking practices and those of their students, clients or co-workers

demonstrate a critical understanding of the constraints of human information processing and cognitive and learning styles on the use of online information resources

support students, learners and clients in the context of the information explosion and the crisis in scholarly communication
Assessment Information
Assessment will have two parts:

1) Courswork design (50%)
Participants will design a piece of coursework in any subject area, aimed at a group of students/co-workers. The coursework must require students to use and develop their information skills in the context of the subject of study. This assignment should be of 2,000 words and submitted at the end of week 6.

2) Essay (50%)
This assignment should be submitted at the end of the course. The format of the essay is optional - it can be a word-processed document, a web essay or a video essay (which should be submitted online or on DVD and with a transcript). The finished assignment should be equivalent to 2,500 words.
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Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
Keywordse-learning, information skills
Course organiserMs Marshall Dozier
Tel: (0131 6)50 3688
Course secretaryMs Angela Hunter
Tel: (0131 6)51 1196
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