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InfoLit for U

UGC funded InfoLit Project

About InfoLit for U: Information Literacy MOOC

Do you know what is the most critical skill to a successful university study, conduct outstanding research, and your future careers?

It is all related to an important competence: Information Literacy (InfoLit, IL).

InfoLit for U, a self-paced, non-credit bearing MOOC designed by the libraries of all 8 UGC-funded universities in Hong Kong, is suitable for students in all years of undergraduate study.

Structure of this MOOC (1.5 - 2 hours per module)

The focal and the disciplinary modules of this MOOC are designed to help you become analytical, wise, and creative information user for effective learning at the university and tackle professional challenges after graduation.

Focal Module
In the focal module "Not only search skills: What is InfoLit for U study & career?"you will learn how to use information for university-level inquiry works through 5 sections:

  • Think & plan the "Info Needs" of your research
  • Don't find answers: Search for ideas to develop ideas
  • Not just filter: Evaluate ideas to form new ideas
  • Never list them: Connect ideas to create your own idea
  • Stay hungry: Join & learn from communities

Discipline modules

The 8 discipline-related elective modules, each designed by our participating university respectively, dive deeper into the journey and help you find, evaluate, and create high-quality outputs for tasks relate to the following disciplines:

  • InfoLit in Arts & Humanities
  • InfoLit in Business & Economics
  • InfoLit in Education
  • InfoLit Engineering
  • InfoLit in Health Sciences
  • InfoLit in Law
  • InfoLit in Science
  • InfoLit in Social Sciences


This course is for all university students who want a smooth transition to learn at the university.

There is no entry requirement.

Tags #learninfolit, Information Literacy MOOC, info lit, 資訊素養, 信息素養, 资讯素养, 信息素养, PolyU, CityU, HKBU, LU, CUHK, EdUHK, HKUST, HKU

  1. Course Number

  2. Classes Start

    Summer 2022
  3. Classes End

  4. Estimated Effort

    1.5 hour/week