Tag Archives: information literacy

Open and info lit

Today I woke up to find Digital literacy and democracy Rather a hastily-made blog post on digital literacy and democracy ahead of today’s NMC webinar #NMChz https://t.co/GNVIFvBIZM — Helen Beetham (@helenbeetham) February 22, 2017 I wish my hastily-made blog posts … Continue reading

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There’s more to it…

As I wrote earlier, information literacy has been in the air lately. It’s a good thing from my perspective, as one who advocates for info lit. But it’s frustrating too, because people don’t seem to get what I’m talking about. … Continue reading

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IL in the air

Information literacy has been in the air recently, due to a spate of election-related disinformation programs. That situation does offer plenty of real-life lessons in evaluating information sources, at least in my mind. Some might question my assessment: The abyss … Continue reading

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ds106 sets the record straight

Someone in my Twitterverse retweeted a Washington Post article on the fake news problem that’s been going around. Google’s top news link for “final election results” goes to a fake news site with false numbershttps://t.co/tlYX4eJWTq — Washington Post (@washingtonpost) November … Continue reading

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My old school look

Yesterday I had the opportunity to speak at the PA Forward Information Literacy Summit. I talked about Open Education and Information Literacy, my pet topic, using Open Educational Resources and the ACRL Framework as hooks. My main point is that … Continue reading

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Information concepts

I’ve been thinking about the new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (PDF). I was never a big fan of the current ACRL Standards, mainly because I find them too unwieldy – 5 standards, 22 performance indicators, 71 outcomes, … Continue reading

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Curtains for crime time

Our True Crime class has come to an end. As all of the students have been saying, it was a lot of work, but it was worth it. And it was worth it because of the students – the truecrimers … Continue reading

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InfoLit in MOOCs

  Eleni Zazani surveyed participants in the E-learning and Digital Cultures MOOC on their information seeking habits, looking to see if they follow footnotes for further information, and what they do when that information is not openly accessible. The survey … Continue reading

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