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Presentation given at Bridging Worlds Conference, Singapore, October 2008.

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Information Literacy and Web 2.0 : is it just hype? Information Literacy and Web 2.0 : is it just hype? Presentation Transcript

  • Information Literacy and Web 2.0 : is it just hype? Peter Godwin University of Bedfordshire UK
  • / Peter Godwin University of Bedfordshire
  • Information Literacy and Web 2.0 : is it just hype?
    • From Web 2.0 to Library 2.0
    • Perceptions of the Web generation
    • Information Literacy is the key
    • Connecting using Web 2.0
      • Active Learning and Collaboration
      • Convenience
      • Visual Learning
      • Reflective Learning
    • The future
  • Web 2.0
  • Web 2.0
    • ““ not really a technological phenomenon at all; it’s a social one, enabled by technology.”
    • (Jen Maney, 2008)
  • Impact of Web 2.0 : Helene Blowers
  • Impact of Web 2.0 : Meredith Farkas http://www.flickr.com/photos/ ibrarianmer/332015283/
  • But who is creating?
  • Public lives http://www.flickr.com/photos/48600091327@N01/1174257667
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/77773883@N00/260560027
  • CIBER report(2008)
    • Information behaviour of the researcher of the future.
    • London: University College London.
    • CIBER Briefing paper; 9.
    Shavar flickr
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/jakebouma/109039319 /
  • Web generation http://www.flickr.com/photos/15441953@N00/2440283639
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/peskylibrary/1357064606 / But is it too late for them?
  • Do you suffer from discomgoogolation?
  • / http://www.flickr.com/photos/librarygeek/741879088 The death of librarianship?
  • What they need to become
    • Collaborators
    • Synthesizers
    • Adaptors
    Yolanda by Micheo flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/jiscinfonet/291372899
  • All the literacies
    • Media literacy
    • IT literacy Information literacy
    • Language literacy Visual literacy
    • E literacy
    • Information fluency
    • I-skills
    • Information skills
  • Is Information Literacy our key to the future? http://www.flickr.com/photos/drewdomkus/238007803 /
  • What is Information Literacy?
    • “ Information literacy is the adoption of appropriate information behaviour to identify through whatever channel or medium, information well fitted to information needs, leading to wise and ethical use of information in society.”
    • (Sheila Webber and Bill Johnston)
  • SCONUL Seven Pillars framework
  • SCONUL 7 Pillars
    • Recognising need for information
    • Distinguishing sources and access
    • Constructing search strategies
    • Locating and accessing
    • Comparing & evaluating
    • Organising, applying and communicating
    • Synthesising and adding new knowledge
  •  
  • The MEGO effect!
    • “ Most instructors have stood in front of a class only to wonder if their only purpose on that day was to serve as a sedative for the majority of the class.”
    • Payne, et al (2006)
    My eyes glaze over http://www.flickr.com/photos/27261720@N00/91147636
  •  
  • Peter Godwin and Jo Parker, editors Information Literacy Meets Library 2.0
  •  
  • Take it to the Faculty http://www.flickr.com/photos/20149359@N00/1795028581
  • Promotion versus pedagogy
  • 1.Active Learning and Collaboration
  • Use of Wikipedia
    • Is it Encyclopaedia Idiotica?
  •  
  • Who is this?
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/cambodia4kidsorg/260004685 /
  • Reference Desks in Second Life http://www.flickr.com/photos/8064220@N08/509716129/
  • Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/dbdbrobot/140068142/ Creating content
  • Wiki-ing Your Way into Collaborative Learning Molly Beestrum, and Kenneth Orenic, Dominican University, Illinois   Using Wikis in English 102 We designed some simple assignments to acclimatise students to wiki use.
  • Evaluation
  • Tagging and Folksonomies
  • 2. Convenience
  • Are you on Facebook?
  • Blackboard CourseFeed
  • Instant messaging
  • Do you Twitter?
  •  
  • 3. Visual Learning
  •  
  • Showing a process
  • Instruction
  •  
  • Trigger for discussion
  • 4.Reflective Learning / http://www.flickr.com/photos/adrianblack/281645242/
  • Research 2.0: Research Blogs as Windows of Opportunity Olivia Reinauer , Social Sciences Librarian, University of Richmond Terry Dolson , Faculty Development Specialist, University of Richmond
  • The future
  • The future begins now
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/95601478@N00/193617487
  • Wikipanion
  • It’s gone beyond hype
    • Users need our help because they don’t know what they don’t know!
    • We want to change their habits rather than just develop their skills
    • Web 2.0 helps to counter the MEGO effect!
    • Library 2.0 Librarians have powerful Web 2.0 weapons to accomplish this.
  • Mobiles –the ultimate portable computer
    • Cartoons from blaugh.com and Microsoft
    • Photos from flickr under Creative Commons
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/60236052@N00/145053162