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.

Previously IS458.

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.

Recent syllabus

Scheduled Offerings

  • Fall 2020

    • IS471BO2 - Instruc Strat Tech Info Prof
      Wed, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      Online
      The difference between 2 and 4 hours is in the assignments. There are two major assignments in the course ? an Instructional Design Project to design a one-hour workshop, which everyone does, and a Teaching Demonstration, where students design and teach a short session (7 minutes), receive feedback, and write a reflection, which only two-hour students complete. Participation varies between the two groups, although what that looks like varies by semester. Everyone does the core readings and attends all classes so that they get a basic grounding in learning theory and pedagogy. Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu
      Instructor
      Merinda Hensley
      CRN
      73412
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      2
    • IS471BOG - Instruc Strat Tech Info Prof
      Wed, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      Online
      The difference between 2 and 4 hours is in the assignments. There are two major assignments in the course ? an Instructional Design Project to design a one-hour workshop, which everyone does, and a Teaching Demonstration, where students design and teach a short session (7 minutes), receive feedback, and write a reflection, which only two-hour students complete. Participation varies between the two groups, although what that looks like varies by semester. Everyone does the core readings and attends all classes so that they get a basic grounding in learning theory and pedagogy. Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu
      Instructor
      Merinda Hensley
      CRN
      73236
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      4
    • IS471AO2 - Instruc Strat Tech Info Prof
      Mon, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online
      The difference between 2 and 4 hours is in the assignments. There are two major assignments in the course ? an Instructional Design Project to design a one-hour workshop, which everyone does, and a Teaching Demonstration, where students design and teach a short session (7 minutes), receive feedback, and write a reflection, which only two-hour students complete. Participation varies between the two groups, although what that looks like varies by semester. Everyone does the core readings and attends all classes so that they get a basic grounding in learning theory and pedagogy. Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu
      Instructor
      Melissa Wong
      CRN
      73413
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      2
    • IS471AOG - Instruc Strat Tech Info Prof
      Mon, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online
      The difference between 2 and 4 hours is in the assignments. There are two major assignments in the course ? an Instructional Design Project to design a one-hour workshop, which everyone does, and a Teaching Demonstration, where students design and teach a short session (7 minutes), receive feedback, and write a reflection, which only two-hour students complete. Participation varies between the two groups, although what that looks like varies by semester. Everyone does the core readings and attends all classes so that they get a basic grounding in learning theory and pedagogy. Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu
      Instructor
      Melissa Wong
      CRN
      73237
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      4
  • Summer 2020

    • IS458AO - Instruc Strat Tech Info Prof
      Tue, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      Melissa Wong
      CRN
      39550
      Length
      8 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4
  • Spring 2020

    • IS458AO - Instruc Strat Tech Info Prof
      Mon, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      Melissa Wong
      CRN
      66866
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).