Enhancing Student Learning through the Integration of Information & Digital Literacy into the Curriculum

Name: Enhancing Student Learning through the Integration of Information & Digital Literacy into the Curriculum

Time & Date: 10:15 A.M. – 11:15 A.M., Thursday, October 29, 2009

Location: 4th Floor, Golden Jubilee Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

Description: The worlds of information literacy and digital literacy are converging.  Libraries have a long history of working with students and faculty to help foster, develop and refine information literacy skills – those needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information in all its forms – to ensure academic and professional success.  Digital literacy skills – those required to locate, organize, understand, evaluate, and create information using digital technology – are increasingly important as we connect, collaborate, reflect, learn and earn.

How does the development of these literacies enhance student learning and promote research excellence for students and faculty?  What are the best ways to ensure that they have access to the research, tools and support they need to create and share the knowledge of their disciplines with peers, colleagues and the community?  What are the best ways to develop and foster these literacies?

We invite instructors, faculty and department curriculum committee members, librarians, educational technologists, students and others to this interactive panel discussion.  Drawing on examples of current work by the Office of Learning and Technology, the Teacher Education Office, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Library, panelists will share how they are integrating both information and digital literacy into the curriculum at UBC at the programmatic and course level.

Participants will learn about best practices for developing new literacies, see a demonstration of some of the tools available at UBC for their use, brainstorm gaps in skill development, and share ideas for other approaches for integrating new literacies into the curriculum.

Presenters:  Trish Rosseel, Teaching & Learning Librarian; Dr. Arun Verma, Instructor, Pharmaceutical Sciences; Teresa Lee, Liaison Librarian for Pharmaceutical Sciences / Pharmacy; Cindy Underhill, Learning Resource Designer, Office of Learning Technology; Anne Scholefield, Special Projects Coordinator, Teacher Education Office (TEO)

This session is part of the 9th Annual Learning Conference. For more information, please visit http://www.tag.ubc.ca/learningconference/.

To learn more about this and other Celebrate Learning events, visit us at celebratelearning.ubc.ca.