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the big blue project is surveying present practice in Information Skills Training for students in Higher and Post- 16 Education.

The project will establish a blueprint for the future, ensuring a coherent approach to the development of an information literate student population in the UK.

 

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TONIC The Online Netskills Interactive Course.
Virtual Training Suite Suite of online subject-based internet tutorials from the RDN.
Virtual Training Suite for Post- 16 A new suite of tutorials for Post- 16 education students will be launched in June 2002. Click the link to see what subjects will be covered.
UCL Key Skills UCL's Key Skills grid links to various online tutorials, including some related to Information Skills.
University of Leicester Distance Learning Unit Includes links to online informations skills courses.
Skills 4 Learning A variety of resources for Study Skills, Teaching and Learning and Information Literacy, etc.
Internet Detective An interactive tutorial on evaluating the quality of Internet resources. Produced by the DESIRE project.
NetLearn A page listing various Online Internet Tutorials, from Robert Gordon University.
University of Bristol Briston University web-based information skills tutorials.
LIST Learning Information Skills with Technology (LIST) Course.
University of Leicester University of Leicester IS training- offers information retrieval tutorials online by subject.
LSE London School of Economics IS training- offers basic and advanced online catalogue tutorials.
University of Glasgow University of Glasgow IS training- offers a self-study online catalogue tutorial and a pilot tutorial for electronic resources in the arts.
University of Nottingham University of Nottingham IS training- provides online tutorials on information searching (including planning a search strategy), updating your completed literature search and how to reference and cite sources.
University of Bradford Information Skills Module.
Aston University Aston University Information Skills tutorial. A workbook-style tutorial covering topics including evaluating and referencing sources.
Institute of Education A specialised tutorial looking at search strategies for education resources. Gives a more thorough tutorial in this key area.
Coventry University 'Information Skills Package' takes users through the information seeking process.
Southampton Institute "On Track" research skills training. Includes a self- test quiz.
South Bank University "Information Quest" is a series of information skills units that total five hours of learning. Visual presentation is excellent.
Glasgow Caledonian University This course can be taken as part of the university's ICT Skills certificate, a compulsory qualification for first year undergraduates.
Rest of World
Capital Community College Capital Community College library and information Skills tutorial, internet version.
Swinburne University Swinburne University Information Skills Tutorials.
TILT Elizabeth Dupuis' online tutorial from University of Texas.
Info Trekk Ten-step online IS course from the Library and Information Service at Curtin University of Technology, Australia.
Pilot Online Information Literacy Course from Queensland University of Technology.
Compass "Come Online, Make Progress And Search Successfully": a wide variety of online IS tutorials from Central Queensland University.
Ego Library Research Skills Tutorial from University of South Queensland .
NVCC Library Tutorial A very simple but well organised tutorial from Northern Virginia Community Colleges.
University of Hartford Tutorial Similar in style to the link above, but broken down into parts which can be completed consecutively or individually. Includes evaluation of web resources.
University of Toronto Five-part tutorial covering search strategies, primary research, etc.
InfoWiz Victoria University Library's Information Skills tutorial. The tutorial is divided into modules which broadly conform to the aspects of IS featured in our taxonomy. The tutorial is very visually appealing and uses interesting metaphors to teach concepts.
Kentucky Virtual University Online Tutorial This online tutorial comes from an online university, so the tutorial is aimed at students who will be depending on electronic information sources and the web. Interesting for distance learners.
University of Wisconsin- La Crosse An unusually titled 'Information Success' Tutorial in six sections.
QILLL (Quality Information Literacy for Lifelong Learning) A site from University of South Australia that offers resources both for learners and for staff who wish to teach Information Literacy courses.
OASIS (Online Advancement of Student Information Skills) From San Francisco State University, OASIS is a set of online lessons designed to help improve skills at finding, using and evaluating information of all kinds.
Nettrails Online Literacy Course from University of California Santa Cruz which covers catalogue searching and web browsing.
LILI The 'Learn Information Literacy Initiative' from the TAFE Institutes, Australia. A series of tutorials teaching web searching, citing resources etc.

 

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the big blue is funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee and managed jointly by
Manchester Metropolitan University Library and Leeds University Library