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Blended Learning in Information Literacy

This resource site provides good practices and resources/tools on how academic teachers could explore integrating information literacy into their modules/programme through blended learning.

Incorporating MOOC Into Your Module

NUS Libraries has developed a MOOC on Systematic Reviews which is currently being used as asynchronous pre-class content in the following research-based modules: 

  • SLP5112 / SLP5116 (Department of Speech and Language Pathology)
  • NUR4104B (Department of Nursing)
  • PR4195 / PR4196 (Department of Pharmacy)

The MOOC is also used to support the research and teaching activities of the following departments: 

  • Alice Lee Centre of Nursing Studies 
  • Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine  
  • Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSHSPH) 
  • Faculty of Dentistry 
  • Duke-NUS 
  • Faculty of Science (Department of Pharmacy, Department of Food Science and Technology)  
  • NUHS Cluster 

Short Videos and Activities that can be Embedded

Here are some lecture components and activities that incorporate information literacy, BL 2.0 style. 

For enquiries about using videos to introduce information literacy concepts in class, please contact Wong Suei Nee, Senior Librarian (contact).

Title of Lecture Component

Video or Materials


Activities Sequence
Academic Honesty and Avoiding Plagiarism

Discussion on Zoom Chat

1. Watch video in class

2. View discussion questions in-class during lecture

3. Discuss answers on Zoom Chat with classmates

4. Lecturer sum up and provide resolution to discussion

Evaluating Information Using the CRAAP Test

Attempt a practice quiz after watching the video and a final quiz after completing the e-module "EGLIB002 Engineering Projects: Finding Credible Information"


1. Self-enrol into the e-module

2. Watch video in the e-module

3. Attempt a practice quiz. Upon quiz submission, students can see the correct answers, re-watch the video and re-attempt the quiz twice more. 

Tools to Access Full Texts Online

Provide handouts/worksheets to practice on searching full text using the recommended tools after watching the short video

1. Watch video in class/pre-class video

2. Students are able to discuss pro/cons of each tools in searching for full text

3. Instructor shows the answer and alternative solution as they are many other methods to get full text e.g. search in library catalogue, request Document Delivery Services...