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    Developing Online Tutorials to Improve Information Literacy Skills for Second-Year Nursing Students of University College Dublin

    Walters, Kirsteen and Bolich, Cecilia and Duffy, Danel and Quinn, Ciaran and Walsh, Kathryn and Connolly, Sarah (2015) Developing Online Tutorials to Improve Information Literacy Skills for Second-Year Nursing Students of University College Dublin. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 21 (1). pp. 7-29. ISSN 1361-4533

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    This article explores the process of developing online tutorials for a specified student group, in this case Second-Year Nursing students in University College Dublin. The product was commissioned by the Health Sciences Library and the UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Systems. It was developed as a Capstone Project for part fulfillment of the MLIS in UCD. We focused our research on three areas of scholarship to assist in the development of our product, namely Information Behavior, Learning Technologies, and Learning Science and Design. Flemings VARK model was used to inform the team of the four different learning styles (visual, auditory, reading, and kinesthetic) and to match the presentation style to these. An initial difficulty in the assessment phase was one of access to a large group of students, as the students were on clinical placements. We created personas and a profile of nursing students to try and compensate for this. The tutorial was developed to cater for this specific group of students and later to act as a valuable support to the Library, which is under severe pressure in terms of staff availability to support student learning. The product is relatively straightforward to produce (and maintain) and is something the Library will be able to develop and add to in future years.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: articulate e-learning; software information; literacy online; tutorials; nursing education; academic librarians; academic literacy; evidence-based research; plagiarism; academic essay writing;
    Academic Unit: University Library
    Item ID: 18469
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    Depositing User: Ciaran Quinn
    Date Deposited: 03 May 2024 08:20
    Journal or Publication Title: New Review of Academic Librarianship
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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