Chapter 20

Adapting to the Evolving Information Landscape

A Case Study

Abstract

Fontbonne University developed a general education online information literacy course in 2002 based on the ACRL Standards of Higher Education (2000). Over the years, the course has adapted to the changing nature of the information landscape with numerous revisions. The most recent revision aligned the course with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education (2015). Revised content included the cultural impact of social media and threshold concepts from the framework.

As a required course within the general education curriculum, outcomes are assessed on a regular basis and data are provided for accreditation. Each semester, course revisions based ...

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