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Jointly Arranged Information Literacy Course
Co-operation between Vaasa City Library –
Regional Library, Tritonia Academic...
Vaasa
• bilingual town in
Western Finland
• 59.000 inhabitants
– Finnish-speaking
70 %
– Swedish-speaking
25 %
– other lan...
Universities in Vaasa
• University of Vaasa (fin)
• Åbo Akademi
University (swe)
• Hanken School of
Economics (swe)
• VAMK...
Vaasa City Library
– Regional Library
• a main library, ten
other libraries and a
library bus
• open to everyone
• offers ...
Tritonia
• a joint academic library
and learning centre of
University of Vaasa, Åbo
Akademi University,
Hanken, VAMK, and ...
Summer University of Vaasa
• gives an opportunity for
both personal and
professional
development
• operates in
collaborati...
Summer University of Vaasa
• Offers
• Open University
• vocational
continuing
education
• preparatory courses
• Studia Gen...
Information Literacy Training
at Vaasa City Library
• responsible for the
information literacy
training for
− infant schoo...
Information Literacy Training
at Tritonia
• responsible for the
education in information
literacy that is a part of
the cu...
Jointly Arranged
Information Literacy Course
• a new summer
university course
• jointly planned by
Vaasa City Library,
Tri...
Main Target Groups
• teachers of
comprehensive schools
and of vocational
education
• other educational staff
• university ...
Goals
• to include information
literacy in vocational
continuing education
• to reach different
persons that need
informat...
Goals
• to give examples on e-
resources that can be
used in teaching and
studying
• to encourage teachers
to teach inform...
Educational Methods
• reflective process
learning
• blended learning
− workshops with
lectures
− web-based learning
• peer...
Contents
• information retrieval in
Internet
• search techniques
• information sources
− databases, search
engines, portal...
Implementation
• two workshops
– á 3 hours
– in a computer lab
– short lectures
– independent and
pair exercises
– enhance...
Implementation
• Two web-based
learning periods
– á 7 days
– in Open Moodle
– online reading
materials
– information retri...
Study Materials
• open access web
materials
• open access
databases
• for e. official
information
• can be used for
studyi...
Information Sources
• Summer Universities in
Finland
www.kesayliopistot.fi/englis
h.htm
• Tritonia www.tritonia.fi
• Vaasa...
More Information
• Marja Mikola, Vaasa
City Library – Regional
Library
marja.mikola@vaasa.fi
• Sari Tarvonen, Summer
Unive...
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Jointly arranged reflective information literacy course (pecha kucha). Rintamaki

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Jointly arranged reflective information literacy course (pecha kucha). Rintamaki

  1. 1. Jointly Arranged Information Literacy Course Co-operation between Vaasa City Library – Regional Library, Tritonia Academic Library and Summer University of Vaasa
  2. 2. Vaasa • bilingual town in Western Finland • 59.000 inhabitants – Finnish-speaking 70 % – Swedish-speaking 25 % – other languages 5 % • 13.000 university students
  3. 3. Universities in Vaasa • University of Vaasa (fin) • Åbo Akademi University (swe) • Hanken School of Economics (swe) • VAMK University of Applied Sciences (fin) • Novia University of Applied Sciences (swe) • all five with Open University activities
  4. 4. Vaasa City Library – Regional Library • a main library, ten other libraries and a library bus • open to everyone • offers knowledge, support for studies, and recreation • offers access in Internet and databases of the library • arranges events for adults and children
  5. 5. Tritonia • a joint academic library and learning centre of University of Vaasa, Åbo Akademi University, Hanken, VAMK, and Novia • serves research, education and studies at the universities in Vaasa • the learning centre, EduTech, offers services in virtual teaching and the use of ICT • open for everyone as a public academic library
  6. 6. Summer University of Vaasa • gives an opportunity for both personal and professional development • operates in collaboration with universities • offers short-term courses that are open to everyone regardless of age or prior education
  7. 7. Summer University of Vaasa • Offers • Open University • vocational continuing education • preparatory courses • Studia Generalia lectures • seminars on cultural and regional issues • university activities for the third age
  8. 8. Information Literacy Training at Vaasa City Library • responsible for the information literacy training for − infant schools − comprehensive schools − vocational training − senior citizens − in general • individual tutoring at the service  desk
  9. 9. Information Literacy Training at Tritonia • responsible for the education in information literacy that is a part of the curricula of the universities in Vaasa • other courses on request − for students and staff at the universities in Vaasa and − for external clients • individual tutoring at the service desk or by appointment
  10. 10. Jointly Arranged Information Literacy Course • a new summer university course • jointly planned by Vaasa City Library, Tritonia, and Summer University of Vaasa • will be piloted in August 2010 • combines the different expertise of a city library and an academic library
  11. 11. Main Target Groups • teachers of comprehensive schools and of vocational education • other educational staff • university and open university students in need of extra training in information retrieval and in web-based studies
  12. 12. Goals • to include information literacy in vocational continuing education • to reach different persons that need information literacy skills − in their work or − in their future studies • to give basic skills in web-based learning
  13. 13. Goals • to give examples on e- resources that can be used in teaching and studying • to encourage teachers to teach information literacy for their pupils • to inspire participants to further education
  14. 14. Educational Methods • reflective process learning • blended learning − workshops with lectures − web-based learning • peer learning, evaluation, and feedback • pair teaching
  15. 15. Contents • information retrieval in Internet • search techniques • information sources − databases, search engines, portals − examples: kirjastot.fi, suomi.fi, europa.eu • evaluation and use of information • copyright questions
  16. 16. Implementation • two workshops – á 3 hours – in a computer lab – short lectures – independent and pair exercises – enhanced teacher assistance – two teachers present
  17. 17. Implementation • Two web-based learning periods – á 7 days – in Open Moodle – online reading materials – information retrieval quizzes – study diaries – individual reflections – personal project writings
  18. 18. Study Materials • open access web materials • open access databases • for e. official information • can be used for studying and teaching outside university and library premises – no need for remote access privileges
  19. 19. Information Sources • Summer Universities in Finland www.kesayliopistot.fi/englis h.htm • Tritonia www.tritonia.fi • Vaasa City Library – Regional Library www.vaasa.fi/Other_langua ges/In_English/First_page/Li brary • Vaasa in Brief 2008 http://www.vaasa.fi/Link.as px?id=462801
  20. 20. More Information • Marja Mikola, Vaasa City Library – Regional Library marja.mikola@vaasa.fi • Sari Tarvonen, Summer University of Vaasa sari.tarvonen@vaasankesayliopisto.fi • Katri Rintamäki, Tritonia katri.rintamaki@turkuamk.fi • Thank you!

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