VALA2012 Session 4 Henderson

VALA2012 Session 4 Henderson

The iPad guarantee: information literacy, the library and a reinvigorated undergraduate science program

VALA2012 CONCURRENT SESSION 4: The Next Generation
Tuesday 7 February 2012, 14:04 – 14:35
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Ursula Henderson and Simon Pyke

University of Adelaide, South Australia

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2011 saw a seismic shift at the University of Adelaide, with the rollout of nearly 700 iPads to commencing first year Faculty of Sciences students. The iPads were symbolic of a broader move by the faculty to reinvigorate undergraduate teaching and learning. This paper will look at the implications for the library of a faculty making significant changes. It will examine the impact of the changes, namely the move to eTextbooks and the practical and pedagogical challenges of embedding information literacy in SCIENCE 1100, a new flagship first year science course with a student-iPad coverage of 100%.

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