Tuesday, 17 April 2007

Hi All,

Further to Christine's message, Moira's blog contains a link to the following article on interactive teaching techniques that's really interesting and gives some practical examples of quizzes etc that we might want to try. I quite like the Boolean crossword!

Games for teaching information literacy skills

Another fun tool I've come across recently at LILAC is Library Bingo (Andy Jackson, University of Dundee). This works by asking students to write down a list of say 5 things that they would expect to find in the Library. We then start to bring up a list of resources, starting with some of the more obscure, until some one shouts "house!". As well as giving us the opportunity to advertise the range of resources available, by asking at the end if anyone has anything we haven't mentioned, it also provides a way of monitoring user expectations. I'm hoping to try this out with foundation students during next years induction.


Wednesday, 4 April 2007

Information Literacy - making a difference

Hi folks
I attended this event in Newcastle on Monday 2 April. It was organised by Moira Bent as part of her NTF project. The morning was taken up by a workshop presented by Christine Bruce (Queensland University of Techology) on her 'Six frames for Information Literacy' and there were 3 speakers in the afternoon. Have a look at Moira's blog - http://blogs.ncl.ac.uk/moira.bent - for her short write-up. I'll be putting the documents in the black files shortly.