We have developed a suite of topics in FLO that form the cornerstone of our information literacy instruction. The topics are:
Passport to Canvas: familiarises students with the online learning environment
Library World: teaches students what academic information is and why they need to use it.
Systematic literature searching: guides students through the process of engaging with literature, searching systematically for literature, designing a project and comprehensive searches, collecting and managing resources, and reporting the search methodology. Ideal for any students (honours, masters, PhD) and researchers.
Searching with confidence: steps students through the process of searching for academic literature, from identifying keywords and searching databases, to evaluating what they find and how to use it.
The advantage of these topics is that students can work through them at their own pace and can revisit them as many times as they need to help with any trouble points they have. Each topic is modular and can be embedded as a whole or scaffolded throughout a semester.