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The IDEA model is a step-by-step curriculum design process for integrating information literacy in academic courses. The model supports the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) proposed 2015 Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education through the collaborative efforts between librarians and teaching faculty in order to “create a new cohesive curriculum for information literacy”. The author created the model after a review of the literature indicated no existing systematic approach to working collaboratively with faculty to integrate information literacy in academic courses. It became evident that a library-specific instructional design model would be more efficient in streamlining the process, increase the pool of librarians not formally trained in instructional design, and meet the demands of collaboratively designing cohesive curricula. This paper describes in detail how the model was used in a pilot case study to design a Doctor of Education blended course consisting of nine face-to-face classes and five asynchronous online classes. The use of case studies are “proven particularly useful for studying educational innovations, evaluating programs, and informing policy” and gathering data regarding the effectiveness of new theoretical models (Merriam & Merriam, 1998).


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Mullins, K. (2014). Good IDEA: Instructional design model for integrating information literacy. The Journal of Academic Librarianship (40)3–4, 339–349.