Good morning. We are excited to be working with you on incorporating information and digital literacy into your online courses. As faculty participants in embedding information and digital literacy into your curricula you will be able to serve as a model as you are the first totally online degree program we are working w/
A student’s ability to define an information need, and to locate, evaluate, and use that information efficiently and ethically.
Information seeking strategies and research plan.
Evaluation and synthesisExamines and compares info from various sources to evaluate reliability, validity, accuracy, authority, timeliness and point of view/bias.Synthesizes main ideas to create main concepts.
Citing, footnotes, plagiarism
Incorporating Information & Digital Literacy into Online Courses Tuesday, June 7 2011 Monica Fusich VangVang
Information Literacy (IL) Information literacy is “a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.”* *American Library Association. Presidential Committee on Information Literacy. Final Report. (Chicago: American Library Association, 1989). http://www.ala.org/acrl/nili/ilit1st.html
IL Standard One The information literate student determines the nature and extent of the information needed.
IL Standard Two The information literate student accesses needed information effectively and efficiently.
IL Standard Three The information literate student evaluates information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge base and value system.
IL Standard Four The information literate student, individually, or as a member of a group, uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.
IL Standard Five The information literate student understands many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and accesses and uses information ethically and legally.
Responsibility for IL Shared responsibility of all educators and information providers Requires collaboration of faculty and librarians Must be integrated into courses at all levels to provide reinforcement of skills
Digital literacy Digital literacy is the “ability to understand and use information in multiple formats from a wide range of sources when it is presented via computers”* *Paul Gilster. Digital Literacy, New York: Wiley and Computer Publishing, 1997, p.1
Digitally Literate Being able to access the Internet Find, manage and edit digital information Join in communications and otherwise engage with an online information and communications network
Why Focus on Digital Literacy? Digital literacy is a 21st century skill Educators may need to rethink the ways that we conceptualize learning and literacy It is important to take advantage of the educational potential of these tools Digital technology is part of the culture
Learning in the Web 2.0 World Graphic literacy – thinking visually Navigation – developing a sense of Internet geography Context – seeing the connections Focus – practicing reflection and deep thinking Skepticism – learning to evaluate information Ethical behavior – understanding the rules of cyberspace
IL Materials/Resources Online Tour– Based onStandards Information Literacy Tutorials– Standards 1-5 Choosing a Topic Searching, Finding, Evaluating Books Searching, Finding, Evaluating Articles Citation and Plagiarism Assignment Research Calculator – Standards 1-5 Information Literacy Resources Provided by IOS
Getting it Right - Assessment Sample assessment techniques include: Research journal Research portfolio Annotated bibliography Essay examination Self-assessment
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