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Transliteracy
Making a Meaningful Message
Hope A. S. Harms
June 2014
Literacy
To read and write
Digital Literacy
To use information and
communication technologies
Information Literacy
To locate, evaluate, and use
effectively the information
Transliteracy
The ability to read, write and
interact across a range of
platforms, tools and media
Transliteracy
Mapping skills to move from
one medium to another
Transliteracy
Participating in the social
nature of communication
So what?
“The illiterate of the 21st
Century will not be those who
cannot read or write,
~Alvin Toffler, futurist
“The illiterate of the 21st
Century will not be those who
cannot read or write,
but those who cannot
learn, unlearn and re...
Understanding
from the context of the
medium
Adaptability
to learn to use one format
to another
So what about us?
VISION
The library creates an
environment for people
to learn, to explore,
to enjoy, to create, to
connect…
And
to learn, to explore,
to enjoy, to create, to
connect…
is the essence of transliteracy!
How?
Make a story
Your story starts here.
Inference
Identify similarities
Use Analogy
Abstraction
Understand the how
Use Analogy
Re-representation
Play and create
Use Analogy
Be interactive
Engage the Audience
Be human
Engage the Audience
Make a
meaningful
message.
Resources
Gentner, D., & Colhoun, J. (2010). Analogical processes in human thinking and
learning. In B. Glatzeder, V. Goel...
Image credits
“Abstract Backgrounds” by NichoDesign, via
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nichodesign/10612749605/in/set-7215...
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  1. 1. Transliteracy Making a Meaningful Message Hope A. S. Harms June 2014
  2. 2. Literacy To read and write
  3. 3. Digital Literacy To use information and communication technologies
  4. 4. Information Literacy To locate, evaluate, and use effectively the information
  5. 5. Transliteracy The ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media
  6. 6. Transliteracy Mapping skills to move from one medium to another
  7. 7. Transliteracy Participating in the social nature of communication
  8. 8. So what?
  9. 9. “The illiterate of the 21st Century will not be those who cannot read or write, ~Alvin Toffler, futurist
  10. 10. “The illiterate of the 21st Century will not be those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.” ~Alvin Toffler, futurist
  11. 11. Understanding from the context of the medium
  12. 12. Adaptability to learn to use one format to another
  13. 13. So what about us?
  14. 14. VISION
  15. 15. The library creates an environment for people to learn, to explore, to enjoy, to create, to connect…
  16. 16. And to learn, to explore, to enjoy, to create, to connect… is the essence of transliteracy!
  17. 17. How?
  18. 18. Make a story
  19. 19. Your story starts here.
  20. 20. Inference Identify similarities Use Analogy
  21. 21. Abstraction Understand the how Use Analogy
  22. 22. Re-representation Play and create Use Analogy
  23. 23. Be interactive Engage the Audience
  24. 24. Be human Engage the Audience
  25. 25. Make a meaningful message.
  26. 26. Resources Gentner, D., & Colhoun, J. (2010). Analogical processes in human thinking and learning. In B. Glatzeder, V. Goel, & A. von Muller (Vol. Eds.), On Thinking: Vol. 2. Towards a Theory of Thinking, pp 35-48. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. Ipri, T. (2010, November). Introducing transliteracy: What does it mean to academic libraries?. College & Research Libraries News, 71(10), 532-533, 567. Retrieved from http://crln.acrl.org/content/71/10/532.full Thomas, S., Joseph, C., Laccetti, J., Mason, B., Mills, S., Perril, S., & Pullinger, K. (2007, December 3). Transliteracy: Crossing divides. First Monday, 12(12). Retrieved from http://journals.uic.edu/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/2060/1908 Toffler, Alvin. (n.d.). Toffler quotes. Retrieved from http://www.alvintoffler.net/?fa=galleryquotes
  27. 27. Image credits “Abstract Backgrounds” by NichoDesign, via https://www.flickr.com/photos/nichodesign/10612749605/in/set-72157637197047226 “Intranet Advanced Search” by Noodle Vialect, via https://www.flickr.com/photos/75397150@N07/8436611054 “Local Call” by gfpeck, via https://www.flickr.com/photos/wespeck/4960579336 “Mobile Worker” by Michael Coghlan, via https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikecogh/7348035690 “Storytelling, Concord Library” by Local Studies NSU, via https://www.flickr.com/photos/local_studies_nsw/6518792855 “Writing” by jeffrey james pacres, via https://www.flickr.com/photos/jjpacres/3293117576 “Writing” by jeffrey james pacres, via https://www.flickr.com/photos/jjpacres/3293117576
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