What are the Information Literacy Modules?
The University of Central Florida Information Literacy Modules are funded by the Information Fluency Initiative and developed by the Library and the Center for Distributed Learning. The modules are supplemental resources available for use by faculty to help students build information literacy skills.
Please click play to view a brief demo of module content and features. The demo includes an inside look at content, practice questions with feedback, and assessment screens. It also shows examples of student assessment scores, which can be downloaded or exported into online courses.
Modules titles include:
- Avoiding Plagiarism Using APA Style
- Avoiding Plagiarism Using MLA Style
- Citing Sources Using APA Style (6th edition)
- Citing Sources Using MLA Style (7th edition)
- Conducting a Literature Review
- Creating a Search Strategy
- Evaluating Web Sites
- Focusing an Information Search
- Managing References using RefWorks
- Maximizing Google Scholar Searches
- Moving Into Discipline Specific Research
- Recognizing a Research Study
- Selecting Articles for Academic Assignments
- Understanding the Information Cycle
How can I preview a module before I assign it?
Login to the repository with your NID and NID password. Select the Public Library at the top of the screen. Highlight the title of a module and click on Preview to the right.
How do I assign the modules?
What is Information Literacy?
Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to “recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.”
How are Information Fluency and Information Literacy Related?
Information Literacy is a subcomponent of Information Fluency. UCF also has an institutional initiative focused on information fluency. This initiative has funded two full-time positions to work on the information literacy modules project.
What Makes UCF’s Information Literacy Modules Unique?
Information literacy tutorials developed by other institutions exist, but most such tutorials are limited in scope and fail to assess whether actual mastery of a concept or skill has been achieved. These tutorials usually live separately from the curriculum and are used outside of the classroom. The UCF modules are designed to be integrated into the curriculum, give the faculty member the ability to modify the module as needed, and have an assessment component to determine whether the student has learned the information literacy skill being taught.
How Can I Help?
Modules are available now for you to use in your courses! See Modules for a list and description of modules and suggestions for ways to implement them within your course. When you are ready to assign modules to your students, go to Getting Started to begin.
Will There Be More Modules?
New sets of modules are released annually each summer. Should you have any ideas or suggestions for future module topics, please visit the Feedback Form and send us your thoughts!