Online Courses

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ACRL's multi-week online courses and live webcasts are designed to meet the demands of your schedule and budget. Course activities are delivered through the Moodle platform, are primarily asynchronous, and require approximately three to five hours a week.

ACRL online learning helps fund advocacy, research, and continuing education programs for the academic library community worldwide.


September 2022

Developing Signature Pedagogies in Information Literacy -September 12-October 7, 2022
Signature pedagogies are specific ways of teaching that move students to develop the habits of mind of a professional or disciplinarian (Ciccone, 2009). This concept is widely discussed in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning literature in other disciplines but has yet to make its way into common conversation in information literacy. Throughout the four weeks, participants will spend time in conversation to deepen their understanding of the mental processes they go through when they work with information, while also discussing commonly used pedagogies to teach information literacy. Participants can expect to engage in readings and discussion about signature pedagogies. The end product in the course will be a lesson plan that includes the use of an identified pedagogy that teaches habits of mind necessary to be literate in information.

October 2022

Critical Information Literacy Instruction in an Age of Misinformation - October 23-November 18, 2022
This four-week course will consider what information literacy instruction can be in a world increasingly beset by misinformation and disinformation, with a particular focus on ways to take a more holistic approach to information literacy instruction by integrating critical information literacy, metaliteracy, and mindfulness into our pedagogical work. Critical information literacy, with its focus on the context in which information is produced and disseminated, metaliteracy, with its focus on empowering individuals to consider their own unique role in an information ecosystem, and mindfulness, with its focus on self-reflection and self-awareness, can all be incredibly powerful ways to gain a deeper understanding into how misinformation functions.