Embedded Information Literacy Instruction in the Mobile Environment: A Case Study


Information Literacy
Embedded Instruction
Mobile Internet
Univeristy Library

How to Cite

Guo, J., & Zhu, H. (2019). Embedded Information Literacy Instruction in the Mobile Environment: A Case Study. International Journal of Librarianship, 4(2), 94–110. https://doi.org/10.23974/ijol.2019.vol4.2.129
Received 2019-07-05
Accepted 2019-10-05
Published 2019-12-29


Information literacy instruction in various countries has expanded in a variety of ways. At universities, it has mainly taken the form of  credit-based courses, lectures, and embedded instruction. While European and American universities carry out more embedded instruction, universities in China focus more on credit-based courses and lectures, leaving embedded instruction in an exploratory stage. This paper is a preliminary study of a research project that aims to investigate the department-based, embedded information literacy instruction among the libraries of 42 "Double-First Class" universities in China. Using East China Normal University Library as an example, this paper discusses the teaching mode, teaching philosophy, teaching design, teaching methods and contents in order to explore how embedded information literacy instruction can make use of the mobile Internet platform. The specific areas to be examined include teaching resources, enhancing classroom interactions, and after-class feed-pushing as part of teaching support. Finally, some recommendations are put forward for the extension and expansion of embedded information literacy instruction.



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