Huy nghiem ifla2010 s74

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Ifla2010 Session 74 on Wednesday 11. August 13.45 - 15.45 2010 in Gøteborg, Sweden

Ifla2010 Session 74 on Wednesday 11. August 13.45 - 15.45 2010 in Gøteborg, Sweden

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  • 1. Presenter: Huy Nghiem Vietnam National University, Hanoi - Vietnam
  • 2. Table of contents  The recent trends  New information landscape  The network society  New contexts for IL  IL delivery in the new context  An example from Vietnamese higher education
  • 3. Recent trends
  • 4. A new information landscape- The Internet – a cross cultural society Source: http://www.australiancomputerresellers.com/p7bpassets/images/socialnetworking.jpg
  • 5. A new information landscape Online social networks Search engines Social bookmarking Recommended tools sources RSS feeds Wiki-based sources Receiving Individuals Retrieving Sharing/ Learning/ Personal blogs or Communicating Making meaning Library catalogues media sharing tools Email, mobile & Paper-based mass media messages sources Instant messengers Multimedia products Social inclusion Information Education & literacy Employment
  • 6. The network society  Made of networks powered by microelectronic-based information and communication technologies  Elements:  nodes (individuals)  flows (information streams connecting individuals in a network)  codes (protocols of communication and performance)  inclusion/exclusion principle with no control centre (Castells, 2004)
  • 7. The network society  has significant impacts on particular societies characterized by geography or cultural boundaries by following principles of cultural, social and technological compatibility that all individuals need to ensure when becoming a member of the network society.
  • 8. New contexts for IL The socio-technological dimension  “ILhas its root in the activities of particular groups and communities; it evolves in disciplinary and other contexts and is practiced by communities using their corresponding technologies” (Spiranec & Zorica 2009, p. 143)  ILas a social and technological education for dealing with information universe in a culturally and socially suitable way. IL enhances social inclusion
  • 9. New contexts for IL Core elements Current context New contexts Information - Personal information - Involved communities’ concerns concerns needs - Communicating and living in different - Enhancing learning cultural and social environments outcomes - Enhancing social inclusion - Making meanings -Working effectively Information - Traditional tools - Web 2.0 based tools retrieval & exchange - Computer-based - Open source software platforms (computers and - Mobile platforms (smart phones, library catalogues PDAs, or GPS devices)
  • 10. New context & considerations Core elements Current context New contexts Information - Based on knowledge - Considering evaluations and evaluation and experience recommendations contributed by involved individuals gain from communities. formal learning Information - Communicating - Understanding issues relating to sharing information privacy and security on the capability Internet - Using social bookmarking tools Use of - Following ethical and - Taking care of social and cultural information legal principles aspects
  • 11. Information literacy delivery – Flexible learning communities (FLC)  A group of individuals joined voluntarily based on relations and correlations in their information culture and socio-technological conditions.  Operating in any medium or space which is suitable to its members’ information contexts and educational level; and  Having a particular learning goal(s) Source: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3138/2959807121_d6315cfd1b.jpg
  • 12. Information literacy delivery  It is important to create and offer social and technological conditions for individuals to build their own flexible learning communities inside a network society  IL practitioners, as those who are able to share their IL experience and knowledge, should play a role as a node in the network.
  • 13. Information literacy delivery  IL practitioners as an IL stimulant to power and promote IL learning activities in the community.  IL delivery to be implemented via social and cultural interactions among individuals (nodes).
  • 14. The roles of libraries  Building and developing learning communities  Creating online/offline discussion board for community members  Using social networking tools for implementing IL pubic relation campaigns and connecting people  Promoting individuals’ personal information portals or cultural products for giving opportunities for individuals to integrate into their networks/communities.  and so on …
  • 15. An example from Vietnamese higher education  42% students not good at finding and analyzing needed information  52.7% students not good at using computer for study purposes  41.1% of students using only textbooks and what lecturers provided in class as their learning resources  3 most common weaknesses of students : creative/critical thinking, ICT application, and foreign language proficiency. Nguyen C. K. (2007)
  • 16. An example from Vietnamese higher education Issues Social-cultural reasons FLC’s context Passive learning - Impacts of Confucianism on - Flexible space or medium information behavior (face- keeping/saving; collectivism, and - Community-based learning masculinity) - Rich resource for learning - Pedagogical approaches (teacher-centered) - Cross-cultural perspectives Critical thinking - Impacts of Confucianism on - Freedom in expressing ideas information behavior - Working in group ITC and foreign - Poor ICT infrastructure - Using free and cheap resources language proficiency - English is not the first language - Language transition