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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Credo Launches Information Literacy Course Module

Fills a Rapidly Growing, Unmet Need in Higher Education
January 21, 2014, Boston, Oxford - Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions, announces the launch of its Information Literacy Course Module, expanding the company’s Literati suite of solutions. The course module is Credo’s answer to the growing need for libraries and academic institutions to conduct standards-driven information literacy instruction.
“We are very excited about the [Information Literacy Course Module]. The modules are very comprehensive and cover most, if not all, of the topics important to us for in-person and online instruction,” said Christal Ferrance, Instructional Design Librarian at George Mason University in Virginia.
“All of us at Credo are driven by our passion for supporting libraries in their efforts to teach the information skills that are essential for academic, personal and professional success,” said Mike Sweet, Credo CEO. “With the Information Literacy Course Module, library staff can focus on high-value activities of instruction, working with students and collaborating with faculty.”
The Course Module offers dozens of instruction and assessment components, all of which are are aligned to ACRL standards, and includes learning objectives and activities in course  and discussion notes. Instructional videos, tutorials or modules designed to build IL skills are included in each section of the course, along with interactive activities and assessments to reinforce learning and provide feedback to the student and instructor.  Institutions can use the Information Literacy Course Module to supplement existing instruction or as a full for-credit course. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Credo Named to EContent Top 100 Companies in the Digital Content Industry

Boston, Oxford – Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions, was named by EContent to its Top 100 Companies that Matter Most in the Digital Content Industry in the Content Commerce and Digital Content Provider categories.
 “We believe that an online reference platform is a powerful way to teach information skills that are essential for lifelong learning and success in the knowledge economy” said Mike Sweet, Credo CEO.  “This recognition from EContent is an honor and a wonderful affirmation of our company. We share this recognition with our many publishing partners who are fundamental to the success of our Literati and Online Reference Service platforms. “
The EContent 100 List is selected each year by a team of judges, made up of editors from Information Today, Inc., EContent magazine contributing editors and industry experts. The List can be seen at http://www.econtentmag.com and in the December 2013 issue of EContent.