Title: From data skills to digital images: Imagining interdisciplinary student dissertation research skills in LibSmart II

Author: Christine Love-Rodgers

Theme: Teaching data skills, data ethics and AI; Interdisciplinary teaching

Launched in September 2021, LibSmart II (a self-enrol online course on the University of Edinburgh’s VLE) builds on our foundation information literacy course LibSmart I to help students make the transition into Honours level study and undertake dissertation, thesis or project research. This modular and interdisciplinary course allows students to select from courses including health, legal, data and Special Collections literacies, learn specialised or advanced digital search techniques and develop the skills to manage research literature and data effectively. To ensure equity of access, the course is designed to be used by any student, regardless of discipline. Our poster describes the development of LibSmart II, gives an overview of student engagement and explores the feedback we’ve received from students and staff about the impact on student learning.