| || ADDIE: Designing Web-enabled Information Literacy Instructional Modules
Author :Koneru, Indira
Source: DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology :30(3) ; 2010 ; pp.23-34
Abstract : Proliferation of information in varying forms, formats, and amounts mystify users evaluating the quality and authenticity before consuming information. Unless the users are information literate, they will be deficient in the requisite skills to access and retrieve information, organise and evaluate critically the retrieved information and use it effectively for personal as well as professional accomplishments. Information literacy (IL) empowers one with the required knowledge about information, its nature and available formats, skills to fetch the relevant information by sifting the irrelevant information, and attitude for consuming and sharing information by ethical means and practices. This article focuses on how to impart IL instructions using the potential technologies. Among all the available options for imparting IL instructions, Web is preferred owing to its flexible nature to reach out to the target groups wherever they are and whenever they want to access the IL modules. A diligent effort is made to integrate ADDIE, the widely-used instructional design model for designing and developing IL modules. INFOSEEK, the five-faceted model presented under Design Phase provides a content framework for developing IL instructional programmes.
Keywords : ADDIE;INFOSEEK;information literacy;instructional design;learning content management systems;lifelong learning;pedagogy;web-enabled modules
| || Strategic and collaborative approaches for fostering information literacy via an information portal
Author :Koneru, Indira
Source: DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology :26(6) ; 2006 ; pp.03-12
Abstract : Proliferation of information in varying formats and amounts has made the contemporary era 'information intensive' with manifold choices to information access and retrieval. Sheer abundance of information and technology would not in itself create more informed learners without a complementary understanding of and capacity to use information effectively. Unless the learners are information literate, they will be deficient in skills to locate, retrieve, organise, and evaluate critically the retrieved information and use it effectively for personal as well as professional accomplishments. Information literacy (IL) empowers one with task-accomplishing skills, in part by fluency with information technology, in part by sound investigative methods, but most important, through critical discernment and reasoning. IL certainly lays a robust foundation not only for lifelong learning but also for coping with the incessant socio-cultural and technological changes. Nurturing IL aims at developing learners' critical thinking and discernment about the whole gamut of e-information and its varying formats, prior to its consumption. This article focuses on the strategic and collaborative approaches desirable for fostering information literacy in academic setting via an information portal.
Keywords : Information literacy;Library instruction;Information infrastructure;E-pedagogy;IL modules;Information seeking behaviour;Information portal;User interface
| || Integrated library system: Selection and design
Author :Koneru, Indira
Source: DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology :25(5-6) ; 2005 ; pp.03-09
Abstract : The wide use of computer and communicating systems in the recent past facilitated the design and development of ‘integrated library (information) systems’. Dr Ralph Halsted Parker, pioneer in library mechanization coined the term `Library Information Systems (LIS)' around 1968, envisioned LIS as not only ‘automating’ existing library procedures, such as circulation, cataloguing, etc., but also providing access to materials held electronically even by other libraries and information centers across the globe. Currently, the systems librarians have been endeavouring to develop ‘Integrated Library Systems’ (ILS), by creating the technologic landscape for supporting and enhancing end-user access to digitally recorded document surrogates and content. Analysing and designing an LIS aims at enhancing patron satisfaction by providing just-in-time access to appropriate information. Survey findings across North America and Europe reveal that the rationale for migrating from one system to another is for increased functionality of library’s information system for the benefit of end-user, sidelining the cost issues. This article describes system selection processes and procedures, and other planning and decision-making issues and factors associated with the design and development of an ILS.
Keywords : Library automation;Integrated library system;Library information systems