Library – Università Carlo Cattaneo (LIUC)
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21053 Castellanza (VA)
Università Carlo Cattaneo LIUC
Biblioteca Mario Rostoni
learning information literacy project for high school teachers
to search disciplinary information on the Internet
literacy: e-learning paths for high school students (2nd edition)
The project aims at developing e-learning tools (e-books) in order
to integrate high quality information on the Internet (including
databases, Opacs and
online catalogues) into disciplinary didactics.
be used in the classrooms through the blended learning mode – in
presence lessons, which include use of electronic didactic supports, and distance
be guided to focus their need for information and to develop coherent
search strategies in order to improve their information literacy
The information literacy will cover electronic resources and
traditional print materials.
be assisted in selecting, describing and managing the most relevant
web sources with regard to the subject area, so that the online
documentation can be used to deepen, integrate and contextualise
their own lessons.
The use of e-learning tools and hypertexts
is an useful element in the didactics in presence, because
it is an effective solution for organising web contents and making them
accessible in an easy and dynamic way.
via web the produced e-book, students will:
the web together with teachers in the classroom,
with the class in presence and at distance through the forum and
contents at distance from home.
e-book simplifies teachers’ update of didactic materials, which activity is
necessary because of the volatility of information on the web.
University LIUC - “Mario
Cattaneo University (LIUC) – CARED
(The University Centre for Education Research and Training)
School Department of Lombardia-Italy – Head
high school teachers
based instruction, learning process activation, action–oriented
learning/teaching, problem solving.
The following competencies will be developed and certified:
Using an e-learning software in didactics;
hypertexts, self evaluation exercises in xml, web tutorials;
Analysing the main characteristics of information on the Internet;
evaluating the quality of disciplinary information on the net;
disciplinary sites; description and indexing techniques;
semantic search techniques (OPACs
and bibliographic databases).
Teachers training - stage (15 hours ) at LIUC – October-November 2005
Teachers will learn how to use the e-learning software and e-learning
tools in didactics.
Rostoni” Library’s experience (more than 400 LIUC
students have participated in the courses and 4 e-books relative to
bibliographic, economic, legal and statistical information searching were
realized) will be available.
oriented to disciplinary information searching and problem solving,
will be used in order to create new e-books for high schools students with
regard to the subject area.
The selected sites will be described and linked within the hypertext of the
This phase includes:
creation of didactic paths, partly exemplifying, in which to organise
on using the main resources;
development of case studies.
It will consist of 2 modules:
approach (9 hours)
Development of e-learning tools (at least 20 hours, at distance) –
the software, teachers will develop their disciplinary e-books, at
distance, through an easy to use web interface, with the tutoring of the
Students training: in-class courses – April-May 2006
The e-books will be used in the high schools:
in laboratories equipped with computers and Internet access, teachers will teach
the classes how to search for disciplinary information and will deepen the
teaching contents using the online documentation.
They will be supported in monitoring and evaluating this experience.
literacy – blended learning – e-learning in didactics – e-learning tools
– e-learning software – disciplinary information on the Internet –
training for high school students – information searching – disciplinary
information resources – online documentation – evaluation of information –
search strategies – search techniques – description and indexing techniques
– disciplinary e-books – use of hypertexts – case
based instruction – learning
process activation – action–oriented
learning/teaching – problem