Integrating Information Literacy, the POGIL Method, and iPads into a Foundational Studies Program

Carrie Moore, Jennifer Black, Barbara Glackin, Margie Ruppel, Elaine Watson

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This article provides an overview of the design, implementation, revision and informal assessment of an information literacy curriculum embedded in a new University Foundations (UF) program at a mid-sized public university. The library information literacy sessions incorporated team-based learning and Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) elements using iPads. Each session provided students an opportunity to develop and apply information literacy skills, and included critical thinking questions which led students to think about underlying concepts. A focus group with the librarians assessed the UF library curriculum, its impact on student engagement, and the training activities for librarian teaching preparation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-169
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Academic Librarianship
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015

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  • IPads
  • Information literacy instruction
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Mobile technology
  • Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning
  • Team-based learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences


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