EDUCATING THE EDUCATORS IN THE CLASSROOM INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: AN ONLINE COURSE FOR TEACHERS FROM AN EDUCATIONAL AND LIBRARY SCIENCES PERSPECTIVE
Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México (MEXICO)
About this paper:
Conference name: 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2018
Location: Palma, Spain
Abstract:In this work we share the experience of an online course for developing teacher´s information literacy at Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City. The course design has a mixed approach that integrates educational and library sciences views in such a way that the participant professors have the opportunity to develop information literacy skills and strategies fully contextualized in their own discipline and personal teaching practice and style. Each course module articulates information literacy specific skills with concrete content and teaching activities selected by the professor. The final product was an instructional plan for a particular learning objective, including content, activities and evaluation.
Information literacy skills include all aspects of the information cycle:
1. Understand knowledge and information structure related to our own discipline and specific interest or expertise topic.
2. Stablish a teaching information need, propose effective searching strategies, identify adequate sources and retrieve information.
3. Analyze and evaluate relevant information.
4. Organize and cite information
5. Create new educational content and activities according to the instructional plan and copyright.
This course has been valuable experience of collaborative work between the University Library and the Teaching and Learning mediated by Technology area. The quota for the course was filled very quickly, which demonstrated that information-related issues are valued by the academy. 60% of teachers completed the course and generated a didactic planning which incorporated information materials gathered after applying what was learned in all the modules. Another result of the course was the discussion among the participants and the teacher satisfaction with the course design in aspects of clarity in the activities, structure of the course and use of educational technology expressed in various course spaces.
Keywords: Online teaching and learning, information literacy, higher education, university libraries, teacher training.