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FOLIO: Facilitated Online Learning as an Interactive Oppotunity


Evaluating Information Skills Training Courses (InfoSkills2)


Please note... 

The InfoSkills2 course ended on December 2nd 2005. However, this website retains highly useful information and resources that may be of interest to you.


InfoSkills2 was the eleventh of a series of 12 courses commissioned by the National electronic Library for Health (NeLH) as part of the FOLIO Programme

About InfoSkills2...

Welcome to the 'Evaluating Information Skills Training Courses' (InfoSkills2) web pages. InfoSkills2 is an online interactive course on evaluating information skills training that is being delivered by email and Web pages as part of the National electronic Library for Health (NeLH) Librarian Development Programme. 

The InfoSkills2 course began on the 24th of October 2005 and ended on the 2nd of December 2005.

To keep track of the course so far, see the InfoSkills2 archive. To see an outline of upcoming course materials and exercises, see the InfoSkills2 course timetable.


InfoSkills2 Course Materials...


Key materials:


  • Portfolio forms for the course.
  • Assessment criteria for the portfolio.
  • Evaluation forms[Please do not complete this evaluation form until you are instructed to do so at the end of the module]


Course materials:




This course aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills to effectively evaluate information skills training courses


Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand and define the concepts of ‘information skills’ and 'information literacy'.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of learning
  • Design feedback forms for students
  • Evaluate feedback from students
  • Measure the impact of information skills training courses
  • Evaluate training provision
  • Engage with fellow course participants in discussing issues arising from evaluating information skills training


For more detailed information about the course, see introduction.


Useful references


For more information about evaluating information skills training, see the following references:

  1. Alison Brettle and Joanne Greenhalgh. 2004. Made to Measure: developing a template to assess the effectiveness of information skills training CILIP: Health Libraries Group 2004 Conference.  [Online] [Accessed October 2005]
  2. Digital Libraries Network. 2005. Training Resource: Evaluate. [Online] [Accessed October 2005]
  3. Ian Forsyth, Alan Jolliffe and David Stevens. Evaluating a Course: Practical Strategies for Teachers, Lecturers and Trainers (Part 4). London, Kogan Page Ltd; 1995
  4. Donald Kirkpatrick. 1979. Techniques for evaluating training programs. Training and Development Journal, 33 (6), 78-92 [Online] [Accessed October 2005]
  5. Leeds Metropolitan University and Manchester Metropolitan University. 2002. The Big Blue Information Skills Toolkit: Evaluation [Online] [Accessed October 2005]
  6. Jo Webb and Chris Powis. Teaching Information Skills: Theory and practice. London: Facet Publishing; 2004


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