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Using a Professional Continuing Medical Education Simulation to Engage Undergraduate Medical Students in Information LiteracyDownload
Objective: 1. To engage students by delivering an Evidence Based Medicine assignment in a system that simulates a professional medical continuing education system that many participants will use in residency and practice. 2. To convert a paper-based “searching for and evaluating evidence”...
Within our field, and more widely, there is a way of thinking that equates effective teaching with effective entertaining. This way of thinking can be referred to as a “discourse of edutainment.” It underpins some of the publications and conversations that encourage librarians to make their...
Research is a verb: Exploring a new information literacy-embedded undergraduate research methods courseDownload
This paper introduces a potential solution to widespread and longstanding concerns about undergraduates’ research, writing, and critical thinking skills: a new activity-based, discipline-specific research methods course. This paper details the course's design and explores the course's...
The digital revolution changes the way we teach and learn. This paper introduces the concept of a hybrid course structure. It aims to show the benefits of blended learning and describes the course design used by the Bibliothèque Saint-Jean, University of Alberta. It is hoped this approach will...
The objective was to convert a paper-based seeking and evaluating evidence assignment to an interactive electronic format. In addition, the aim was to increase medical student engagement with the assignment by simulating a continuing medical education environment that many students will encounter...
Instruction for Information Literacy in Canadian Academic Libraries: A Longitudinal Analysis of Aims, Methods, and SuccessDownload
The study reports a survey of information literacy instruction practices in Canadian academic libraries. Results indicate that formal instruction is offered by 89% of respondents, a minority of which articulate formal instructional objectives or work in libraries with full-time instructional...
Information literacy programs and the factors that influence their development and structure can vary significantly from institution to institution. Credit-bearing discipline-specific information literacy courses are a rare and valuable component of an undergraduate educational experience and...
Introduction: The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta is large and diverse. Liaison librarians at the Health Sciences Library decided in late 2009 to undertake a system-wide evaluation of the information literacy (IL) instruction being delivered to the Faculty. The...