Global News VILLAGE: A case study explication of targeted tutorial development

Dawn M. Schmitz, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe

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The Global News VILLAGE (Virtual Information Literacy Learning and Growing Environment) is an online tutorial developed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to help undergraduates learn how to use the library to find current information about global events and issues. Supporting the interdisciplinary Global Studies curriculum, the tutorial invites the learner to think critically about the products and practices of journalism. Through an introduction to concepts central to media literacy and information literacy, learners are provided with frameworks for understanding some of the political and economic factors that shape the news and are guided through the process of dissecting news stories to understand the perspective from which the stories frame events and issues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-170
Number of pages9
JournalResearch Strategies
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2005


  • Global studies
  • Information literacy
  • Media literacy
  • Online tutorials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences


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