Credo Information Literacy Modules
Strudwick, Jane A.
Bagdonas, Joseph A.
The FAU Libraries are requesting $36,000 for Credo Information Literacy Modules. This resource provides a series of online tutorials covering key concepts in research and information skills such as searching for information, evaluating information, using citation styles, and academic integrity. The tutorials consist of videos, web tutorials, interactive activities, and quizzes.
Credo Information Literacy Modules were developed by librarians and instructional designers, and use effective pedagogical practices for instruction. This product includes learning objectives, instructor guides, and activity ideas that can complement any instruction. Faculty and instructors can embed links to modules in their learning management systems (LMS). Faculty and instructors can receive quiz grades and post them directly into BlackBoard, since Credo Information Literacy Module is SCORM compliant, and they have the option to receive their grades in a Microsoft Excel file. Modules are available 24/7, which students can access through BlackBoard or by authenticating themselves through Off Campus Connect.
Benefit to Student Learning
Many students do not use reputable information sources or cannot evaluate what they use in their assignments. They overestimate their abilities to find good sources. For assignments, students frequently copy and paste content without knowing they are committing plagiarism or understanding why this matters in academic settings. To address this, the Libraries are requesting funds to purchase Credo Information Literacy Modules. The Libraries will offer this product to faculty and instructors to help students develop their information literacy skills. This purchase will benefit FAU students by building their abilities to ethically use information for academic and lifelong learning purposes, resulting in improved assignment grades, course completion, and overall student success.
Information literacy is common to all subjects and disciplines, and is broadly defined having the ability to use information effectively and ethically to accomplish a specific purpose. Information literacy involves determining the extent of information needed, effectively and efficiently accessing information, critically evaluating information, incorporating information into one’s knowledge base, and understanding the ethical and social aspects of using information.
Target student population to be served by the project
Credo Information Literacy Modules will mainly serve undergraduates as well as graduate students who need a refresher in using information for academic purposes. The modules are available in face-to-face, hybrid and online learning environments.
 Association of College and Research Libraries (2015). Introduction to information literacy. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/infolit/intro.
We anticipate integrating the CREDO modules as soon as funds are available.
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