Friday, May 27, 2011

Study Methods & Information Literacy Exemplars (SMILE)

Several people had just tweeted about the Study Methods & Information Literacy Exemplars (SMILE) material moving and I realised I had missed blogging about it to start with. It was a joint project between the University of Worcester, the University of Loughborough and Imperial College London. The aims of the project were: "To design and deliver study skills in a blending learning environment to support learners within the HE community from the beginning of their assessment process to the end. It will re-use learning material from: Existing module; External resources; Intute Informs tutorials; OLIVIA (Imperial College, London; InfoTrail@Lboro (Loughborough University); Hot potatoes exercises; Material from JORUM". The final project, published 2009, describes how they went about the project, comments on barriers and constraints (e.g. getting copyright clearance) and has detailed information on the evaluation done with students using the material.
The actual material (the part that has moved, I think) is available on the SMILE Moodle site. The guest account is: Username: guest1 Password: guest
Photo by Sheila Webber: Carousel in the park, Sheffield, May 2011

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