A new Information Literacy MOOC: InfoLit for U
Lily Ko and Doris Chan
As part of the “Enhancing information literacy in Hong Kong higher education through the development and implementation of shared interactive multimedia courseware” – a University Grants Committee (UGC) Teaching and Learning funding project, the CUHK Library and the other UGC-funded university libraries jointly created an innovative Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on information literacy, InfoLit for U. The poster presentation will focus on show casing the MOOC: InfoLit for U and to explore the possibilities of embedding it into the curriculum for further collaboration with interested parties; departments and faculties.
InfoLit for U is a self-paced, non-credit bearing MOOC. It aims at enhancing information literacy among students and fostering their capacity to use information to learn, and to build students’ awareness of themselves as informed learners. It is currently hosted on the Knowledge & Education Exchange Platform (KEEP), so that users can have free, open and easy cloud based access.
The design of the MOOC is based on the findings from two studies about the information literacy needs of local undergraduate students: Assessment of information literacy educational needs of undergraduate students and Research Readiness Self Assessment Hong Kong (RRSA-HK).
The course includes two main parts: "Inquiry & Research" Module and 8 Discipline related elective Modules which help students to find, evaluate, and create high-quality outputs for tasks relating to the following disciplines:
• Arts & Humanities
• Business & Economics
• Health Sciences
• Social Sciences