Thursday, February 21, 2008

Library Secures Funding for InfosmART: Information Skills Online

The Library has recently successfully bid for funds from the GSA Innovation in Learning and Teaching Fund for our project InfosmART: Information Skills Online.

InfosmART will provide a portfolio of online interactive modules in information and research skills for the GSA learning, teaching and research communities. It will teach learners how to develop and improve their individual research and information handling skills through a 3-step programme covering:

  • How to develop effective search strategies for information in a wide variety of media both online and through specialist databases
  • How to evaluate information for accuracy, relevance, currency, breadth, authority and other criteria
  • How to cite and reference information correctly and avoid plagiarism
The modules will encourage self-directed learning and will feature interactive elements such as online tests that enable learners to benchmark their information skills and check what they have learnt from the module.
Look out for further news on this exciting project over the coming months.