Designing blended learning to foster students’ digital information literacy : developing an in(ter)vention

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Schwenger, Bettina
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2017-01
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New Zealand
tertiary education
digital literacy
information literacy
embedded
blended learning
information technology (IT) courses
first years
intervention
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Schwenger, B. (2017). Designing Blended Learning to Foster Students’ Digital Information Literacy: Developing an In(ter)vention. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 5(1), pp.75-78. doi:doi:10.14297/jpaap.v5i1.247
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How to integrate online with face-to-face learning appropriately is an often-discussed question as New Zealand tertiary institutions increasingly offer blended learning. In this context, there is a need to develop students’ academic literacy, for example digital information literacy (DIL) as its significance for study (Feekery, 2013) and workplace (Bruce, 2004) success is well recognised. Embedding DIL in a blended learning course offers teachers options to create additional learning and practice opportunities for students. My research explores how blended learning design can support DIL, with a particular focus on the potential of online learning affordances. The article reports on the iterative process of creating an embedded digital information literacy (DIL) in(ter)vention aligned with the assessment in a first-year undergraduate course and focuses on the four online resources developed. The research is still in progress and this article therefore addresses the development process rather than the findings.
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doi: 10.14297/jpaap.v5i1.247
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