Information literacy courses for university students: some experiments and some experience

Paul Nieuwenhuysen (Paul Nieuwenhuysen is based at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brussels, Belgium, E‐mail: pnieuwen@vub.ac.be; Telephone: 32 2 629 2436.)

Campus-Wide Information Systems

ISSN: 1065-0741

Publication date: 1 December 2000

Abstract

Focuses on some official courses, organised at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and at the University of Antwerp, in Belgium, that are all related to information literacy, mainly focusing on information retrieval. The following components of the courses and of the course materials are presented: a brief overview of the contents of each course, which is made available through the WWW in the official framework organised by the university; a document for each course, with an overview of the contents, the aims, and the evaluation procedure; a series of slides related to the course contents; questions, tasks, problems, practical exercises for the students; case studies to be carried out by each student as part of the evaluation procedure; an extensive bibliography about the subjects covered in the courses; and communication with students using electronic mail.

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Nieuwenhuysen, P. (2000), "Information literacy courses for university students: some experiments and some experience", Campus-Wide Information Systems, Vol. 17 No. 5, pp. 167-174. https://doi.org/10.1108/10650740010360539

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