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Workshop Materials

Curriculum Mapping

IL curriculum map

A library intruction map based on ACRL can be the starting point for information literacy mapping within the course and it can be extended to higher levels of mapping depending on the purpose of your mapping and what elements you plan to achieve at the end of this process. The mapping process can ve further developed to meet the university's expected graduate attributes as shown in the figure below:

IL Map

It was found that it is easier when IL is mapped into sequential levels before mapping it directly to UDLES/GDLES as higher levels of expected learning outcomes. This process can also include expected learning outcomes in professional prgrams as framed by accreediation bodies such as in the engineering program for example. IL UDLES Mapping

The process of mapping IL into a course then a program is a collaborative ongoing process that depends on the level of librarians' involvement within the program.

Curriculum Mapping Tools

There are many techniques that can be used to develop curriculum maps that could include:

• Flip Charts, post-it notes, boards.
• MS Office: Word, Excel, Access
• Commercial software products
• Visual Understanding Environment (VUE): A free concept mapping software
• Open source software: e.g. TODCM
• CurricKit: a developed software (U of Guelph)