Your Name and Title: Michael Flierl, Assistant Professor and Learning Design Specialist

Library, School, or Organization Name: Purdue Libraries and School of Information Science

Co-Presenter Name(s): Clarence Maybee

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: West Lafayette, IN

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): Anyone interested in a new instructional design model or Information Literacy Theory.

Short Session Description: We will describe Informed Learning Design, an instructional design model drawn from information literacy theory.

Full Session Description: Succeeding in an increasingly data- and information-driven world requires higher education students to be prepared to use information and data to learn in disciplinary and professional settings. This session will introduce Informed Learning Design (ILD), a new design model for teaching students to use information as an integrated part of disciplinary courses. The ILD model is grounded in Christine Bruce’s ‘informed learning’ framework, which focuses on how students can learn content, such as concepts, theories, and facts, by engaging with information or data.

There are three stages of the ILD model: 1) defining expectations for student learning, 2) developing evidence or assessments of learning, and 3) designing learning activities – all of which focus on increasing students’ awareness of, and ability to use, information, while simultaneously learning disciplinary content. Examples of applying ILD will be shared from a 2018 pilot project conducted at Purdue University in which six classroom instructors worked with three academic librarians to design informed learning assignments in communication, English, aviation, pharmacy, and management.

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