Developing Online Course Material on Information Literacy: A Design-Based Research Approach
Teacher librarians have a high commitment to providing the best services in learning and library program development, especially in information literacy. To support the commitment of providing best services, various training options have been developed. This paper describes the steps in developing course materials for an online competency-based curriculum training to support the information literacy skills of school teacher librarians. A systematic research-based design was used to determine the steps to analyze the needs of teacher librarians, to create the materials based on the initial competencies of the teacher librarians, and to apply the materials created which were adapted for online training mode. This paper presents the results of the course materials developed, including competencies elaborated from the existing law on Indonesian teacher librarians and from the practical needs of teacher librarians as well as the needs to develop information literacy skills.
KeywordsCompetency-based curriculum Online course materials Information literacy Teacher librarians Design-based research
This research is part of the writer’s thesis in doctoral studies and was funded by community service grant from the Indonesia Directorate General of Higher Education 2013. Writer’s gratitude to Prof. J. M. Spector, Prof. Atwi Suparman and Prof. Kay Persichitte who have given an opportunity to publish this article in the edited volume from ETWC Conference 2016.
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