An inquiry based approach in a first year undergraduate class

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This presentation was given at the ESCalate conference in April 2008, held at Stirling University, Scotland. It describes Inquiry Based Learning (IBL) approaches in two undergraduate BSc Information …

This presentation was given at the ESCalate conference in April 2008, held at Stirling University, Scotland. It describes Inquiry Based Learning (IBL) approaches in two undergraduate BSc Information Management classes. The intervention in one of the modules, Inf104 Information Literacy, involved use of Second Life (SL) to carry out research interviews. The 2nd module, Inquiry in Information Management, focused on small scale research projects.

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  • 1. An inquiry based approach in a first year undergraduate class Sheila Webber Department of Information Studies University of Sheffield, April 2008 With acknowledgement to others in the Inf106 teaching team (Andrew Cox, Philippa Levy, Peter Stordy) and BSc IM students Sheila Webber, 2008
  • 2. Outline • Inquiry Based Learning at Sheffield University • BSc Information Management • Inf104 Information Literacy • Inf106 Inquiry in Information Management • Conclusion Sheila Webber, 2008