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Active Learning Activities for Online Information Literacy Tutorials

This guide contains a collection interactive learning activities than can be used within online information literacy tutorials. The activities are organized by ACRL's Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.

The information literate student understands many of the ethical, legal, and socio-economic issues surrounding information and information technology

Activity Ideas

  • Using Images in Your Presentation

Provide a set of images and have the learner click on or roll over each image to find out what the copyright rules are for each image.

  • Copyright Tic-Tac-Toe

Create a Tic-Tac-Toe board with information items in each square. Have the learner place an X over items that can be copyrighted and an O over items that cannot be copyrighted. This exercise could be adapted to "fair-use/not fair-use" and other situations. Remember to provide meaningful feedback.

  • Quiz Idea

Provide a set of true/false statements about why it is impotant to cite. Have the learner decide whether the statements are true or false. Provide meaningful feedback.

The information literate student follows laws, regulations, institutional policies, and etiquette related to the access and use of information resources

Activity Examples

The information literate student acknowledges the use of information sources in communicating the product or performance

Activity Examples