Credo's Information Literacy–Core is a set of online videos, tutorials, and quizzes covering information literacy that supplements the information literacy instruction provided by American University librarians. It is free for you and students to use, on campus or off.
The resource aims to:
Wondering how Information Literacy–Core works in real-life classrooms? This brief case study illustrates how Teri Catanio, an instructor and Director of the Career Center at Cairn University, PA, used Information Literacy–Core to increase her students' research and writing abilities. The gains were immediate and persisted long-term, making the professors work easier and the students more successful.
Information Literacy–Core gives you a “low lift” option to start incorporating information literacy instruction in your class and assignments. If your class already focuses on information literacy, Information Literacy–Core can complement what you’re doing through its more than 100 videos, tutorials, and assessments. You can increase instructional time for information literacy by shifting lecture-based instruction to homework (flipped classroom), allowing for hands-on, high impact learning when students come to class.
Here are 3 ways you can utilize Information Literacy–Core in your course:
1. Before Library instruction
Do your librarians have limited time with students to teach them research and information literacy skills?
2. Scaffold throughout your Course
Are you concerned about having enough time to cover your course’s content and incorporate research instruction into your syllabus?
3. As a Remedial Tool
Do some of your students need a refresher or additional help with how to do research (transfer students, non-traditional students, at risk students)?
For more ideas on how to implement these suggestions, please visit our Help Site for Instructional Aids.