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Credo InfoLit

Learning Objects for Teaching Information Literacy

What is Credo InfoLit?

Credo InfoLit is a set of more than 100 learning objects—online videos, tutorials, and quizzes—covering information literacy topics. Gleeson Library has subscribed to Credo InfoLIt, and it is free for you and your students to use, on campus or off.

Credo InfoLit aims to:

  • Help students learn how to find relevant and reliable library and other research materials.
  • Formulate appropriate, workable research questions.
  • Synthesize what they learn into a final product such as a research paper, including citations that are apt for their field.

Credo InfoLit gives you a “low lift” option to start incorporating information literacy instruction in your class and assignments. 


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Three Ways to Use Credo InfoLit In Your Class

1. Scaffold throughout your Course 
Are you concerned about having enough time to cover your course’s content and incorporate research instruction into your syllabus?

  • Use Credo InfoLit's multimedia learning objects to flip information literacy instruction throughout several weeks of your course. Students can go through multimedia on their own time to learn basic concepts and practice research skills. Reinforce information literacy concepts through the research assignments you planned to give as part of your syllabus, such as annotated bibliographies, research papers, etc. Relevant multimedia can be shared with students at each step of a major research project. 
  • Benefit: Students can benefit from information literacy instruction without a significant impact on your syllabus.


2. Before Library instruction
Do your librarians have limited time with students to teach them research and information literacy skills?

  • It can be hard to balance teaching students the conceptual knowledge they need and the basic mechanics of research for their assignments in one sitting. Use Credo InfoLit's multimedia learning objects to flip your library instruction. Students can go through multimedia on their own time (before or after class) to get basic concepts of information literacy.
  • Benefit: Librarians can focus their in-person time with students on hands-on searching and practice for their assignment, and reinforcing information literacy concepts.


3. As a Remedial Tool 
Do some of your students need a refresher or additional help with how to do research?

  • Use Credo InfoLit's multimedia learning objects as remedial tools for students who need to review basic information literacy skills. By making materials available online, students can get the help they need without significantly impacting your course syllabus. 
  • Benefit: Students who need additional help can benefit from information literacy instruction without a significant impact on your syllabus. 

Credo InfoLit Starter Kit

To hit the ground running, try the following material with students. It will give them a solid start on information literacy basics without being overwhelming.


View all of Credo InfoLit's videos, tutorials, and quizzes.


 

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