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University of Wollongong Australia

Support for Learning and Teaching : Design

Identify core resources for subject proposals

Connect with new material in your subject area. The Library can: 

  • Check the Library collection for key subject headings identified in subject proposals 
  • Provide brief literature reviews to assist in updating reading lists
  • Add new materials to the collection
  • Supply copies of set readings for students at all relevant campuses
  • Set up notifications of new or forthcoming editions from our publishers

Book a Research Consultation or email your Academic Outreach Librarian

Recommend strategies for embedding information skills development


The Library can help you embed information literacy into your curriculum:

StartSmart logo StartSmart is compulsory for all commencing undergraduate students, and is designed to introduce students to the UOW academic environment. It guides them in what the expectations are at University, how to search for and identify key academic information sources, and outlines good scholarly practice and academic integrity.
  StaySmart is a complementary program that introduces students to key critical thinking and evaluation skills. It features interviews with UOW academics who discuss what they look for when marking academic assignments, and focuses on helping students to identify and use information that is relevant and appropriate for the task that has been set.
  • Discipline specific guides

The Guides provide a launching pad for finding relevant information in specific disciplines, including guidance on key databases, websites, and discipline specific resources such as patents, standards and statistics.

  • Direct support

The Library can provide direct support for academic staff and tutors who are interested in guidance in creating learning outcomes, assessment rubrics, and assessment tasks. 

Integrate Library content into eLearning

  • The Library can provide individual support to academic staff who want to embed Library resources in Moodle. Talk to your Academic Outreach Librarian about your specific needs.

  • There is a direct link to Library content at the top of each Moodle site, allowing you to quickly access essential resources and services like the catalogues, databases, guides, and referencing support.

  • Coming in 2014, the Library is working in partnership with ITS and Learning Design staff to develop a Moodle widget that will pull contextualised content into subject sites, making it even faster and easier for your students to find the information they need.

Provide relevant up to date reading lists from global publishers

The Library

  • Creates and maintains undergraduate selection profiles, tailored to fit the subjects taught at UOW
  • Provides you with new titles list to help you stay up to date - access through web or RSS
  • Communicates directly with each Faculty through the Library Liason, FEC committees, and Academic Outreach to ensure we have a true understanding of your resource needs.

We can work with you to develop a reading list in your area - particularly useful for those lecturers who have picked up a new subject that needs updated resources. Contact your Academic Outreach Librarian to discuss this further.

Copyright

The Library provides guidance and advice on using copyrighted material in your lectures, course notes, or e-learning spaces,  including;

  • sharing or reuse of articles from subscribed databases
  • copying sections of printed or audiovisual material
  • your rights as an author of original material.

Contact Copyright and Digitisation Officer Noel Broadhead to discuss your specific needs.

There are a huge number of resources freely available through a Creative Commons license. There are variations in these licenses that range from free to reuse with attribution, to free to reuse and remix as you require.

For more information about creative commons, see the description of the different kinds of licenses.