IS 471 Instructional Strategies and Techniques for Information Professionals

Provides an introduction to learning theories and instructional methods used in a variety of information settings, including libraries, archives, museums, online, and educational environments. Includes an overview of theoretical and applied research and discusses relevant issues and concepts. Students will have an opportunity to design and present an instructional program.

Learning objectives

  • Become familiar with the history and forms of library instruction.
  • Become familiar with the information literacy movement and a specific set of information literacy competency standards.
  • Become familiar with learning theory and its relevance to instructional design.
  • Become familiar with learning style theories and their relevance to instructional design.

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Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).