ETL501 The Dynamic Information Environment (8)


This subject is designed to provide a specialist understanding of the provision of information resources within the learning and teaching context of the school. Search strategies, information sources and resource evaluation are examined in relation to print and digital environments. The teacher librarian’s role in the creation, design, structure and flow of information in the school is explored, in particular the use of Web 2.0 tools.

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Session 2
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ETL501
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Information Studies

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to critically evaluate the learning and teaching context in which a range of resources are used in schools to support curriculum programs;
  • be able to understand and investigate how information is effectively sought and utilised;
  • be able to develop and evaluate highly effective search strategies and apply these to the learning and teaching context;
  • be able to link the provision of information resources for the school community to the development of information literacy outcomes across the school;
  • be able evaluate and use Web 2.0 tools to provide innovative digital information resources; and
  • be able to evaluate and integrate Web 2.0 tools to develop curriculum resources that support the learning and teaching context.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • The learning and teaching context of information resource provision
  • Information resources in digital environments
  • Effective search strategies and digital content curation tools
  • Digital technology skill development for effective information literacy in the curriculum
  • Collaborative curriculum design and product development
  • The use of Web 2.0 tools in resource development and curriculum support.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.