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Master of Arts in Reading
Master of Arts in Reading
Master of Arts in Reading
Master of Arts in Reading
Master of Arts in Reading
Master of Arts in Reading
Master of Arts in Reading
Master of Arts in Reading
Master of Arts in Reading
Master of Arts in Reading
Master of Arts in Reading
Master of Arts in Reading
Master of Arts in Reading
Master of Arts in Reading
Master of Arts in Reading
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  • 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/
  • Digital Literacy:
  • A student’s ability to define an information need, and to locate, evaluate, and use that information efficiently and ethically.
  • Task Definition.
  • 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.
  • Product creation.
  • Citing, footnotes, plagiarism
  • Transcript

    • 1. Incorporating Information & Digital Literacy into Online Courses
      Tuesday, June 7 2011
      Monica Fusich
    • 2. 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).
    • 3. Information Literacy Defined
    • 4. IL Standard One
      The information literate student determines the nature and extent of the information needed.
    • 5. IL Standard Two
      The information literate student accesses needed information effectively and efficiently.
    • 6. 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.
    • 7. IL Standard Four
      The information literate student, individually, or as a member of a group, uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.
    • 8. 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.
    • 9. 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
    • 10. 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
    • 11. 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
    • 12. 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
    • 13. 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
    • 14. 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
    • 15. Getting it Right - Assessment
      Sample assessment techniques include:
      Research journal
      Research portfolio
      Annotated bibliography
      Essay examination
    • 16. Further Help
      Monica Fusich,
      Vang Vang,
      Kremen School of Education Liaison: Patrick Newell,
      Reference Desk