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  1. 1. Dave Parkes Head of Learning Support [email_address] INFORMATION LITERACY COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE March 12 2008
  2. 2. <ul><li>World Class Skills: </li></ul><ul><li>Implementing the Leitch Review of Skills in England </li></ul><ul><li>Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills </li></ul><ul><li>18 th July 2007 </li></ul>Prosperity for All in the Global Economy - World Class Skills 5th December 2006
  3. 4. HE responds………….. <ul><li>DIUS, HEFCE, HEA, QAA, SSDA, FDF strategy  </li></ul><ul><li>Prioritise employer engagement </li></ul>Meet Leitch growth targets – in time.. Support for all HEIs in positioning themselves
  4. 5. <ul><li>LEITCH in HE </li></ul><ul><li>Economic security in future will depend on giving people the basic platform of skills they need to enable them to update their skills as the economy changes </li></ul><ul><li>IL is part of this core suite of skills </li></ul><ul><li>Provides people with the ability to use information to construct new knowledge as required in a changing situation </li></ul><ul><li>It is therefore important to equip our graduates with the skills they need in the workplace and the ability to articulate the skills they have developed, by linking IL to learning outcomes in courses and programmes </li></ul>Information Literacy A Core Skill for the Economy Book Film Game SN Code Great read, play, code etc.. See SUILCoP MAR 08!
  5. 6. Leitch in HE…IL in Leitch <ul><li>higher-level core skills such as </li></ul><ul><li>enterprise and controlled risk-taking </li></ul><ul><li>collaborative skills </li></ul><ul><li>conceptual and creative-thinking skills </li></ul><ul><li>research skills </li></ul><ul><li>Or….. What we would expect from information literate graduates and postgraduates </li></ul>specialist diplomas qualifications reform Sector Skills Councils Skills Academies National Train to Gain service HE Employer Engagement
  6. 7. HE’s can offer <ul><li>coverage </li></ul><ul><li>status </li></ul><ul><li>Accreditation </li></ul><ul><li>& Perhaps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovation and enterprise, HEIF, pedagogies, WBL , Partnerships, flexibility? </li></ul></ul>Turning the tanker…….administration, vision and strategy, funding, quality and validation, data, communication, marketing, capacity, buy-in March 2008 Higher Level Skills Strategy –due soon NEW INQUIRY March 2008 AFTER LEITCH: IMPLEMENTING SKILLS AND TRAINING POLICIES
  7. 8. 21 February 2008 Universities UK response to Lord Leitch's Review into skills in England (published 5 December 2006) Thames Valley University has announced ambitious plans to become the UK's foremost &quot;Leitch university&quot;. The once-failing institution has been given a £6.7 million strategic development grant by the Higher Education Funding Council for England and is aiming to become the country's leading university for employer engagement under the agenda laid out in Lord Leitch's review of the UK's future skills needs.
  8. 9. The NMC/Educause 2008 Horizon Report Review of emerging technologies which will impact on education over the next five years Time-to-Adoption: One Year or Less Grassroots Video Collaboration Webs Time-to-Adoption: Two to Three Years Mobile Broadband Data Mashups Time-to-Adoption: Four to Five Years Collective Intelligence Social Operating Systems Transformational change in the learning experience for all participants This connected learning will change how information is generated, how it flows and morphs, how it is structured and deconstructed, repurposed, assimilated and associated - and so will change Information Literacy definitions and models - perhaps blurring distinctions between information, visual, digital and technological literacies
  9. 10. Digital Media and Learning The MacArthur Foundation launched its five-year, $50 million digital media and learning initiative in 2006 to help determine how digital technologies are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life.
  10. 11. Facebook PLE VLE Flickr Ebay Amazon Calendar Emails Mobile connectivity Contacts Blogs Wiki Eportfolio Transcript Portal Parking Maps Images Vote IT Help Desk Pod/VideoCast –watch and make SMS IM
  11. 12. <ul><li>know what I need </li></ul><ul><li>select best resources </li></ul><ul><li>develop a search strategy </li></ul><ul><li>retrieve what I need </li></ul><ul><li>evaluate what I find </li></ul><ul><li>organise what I select </li></ul><ul><li>treat information ethically </li></ul><ul><li>explore information landscapes </li></ul> Information Literacy?
  12. 13. <ul><li>Patterson </li></ul><ul><li>playfully </li></ul><ul><li>subverts our </li></ul><ul><li>belief that </li></ul><ul><li>maps and </li></ul><ul><li>diagrams </li></ul><ul><li>provide a </li></ul><ul><li>reliable source </li></ul><ul><li>of information </li></ul>Detail from the Great bear by Simon Patterson
  13. 14. Patterson playfully subverts our belief that maps and diagrams provide a reliable source of information…. Play – experiment Performance – improvisation, discovery, IDs Simulation –dynamic models, real world processes Appropriation – sample/remix/repurpose Multitasking - explore information landscapes Distributed cognition – interact with tools Collective intelligence –pool knowledge, compare Judgement - reliability/credibility Transmedia navigation –flow of stories & information Networking – search for synthesize and disseminate Negotiation – travel, communities, multiple perspectives <ul><li>know what I need </li></ul><ul><li>select best resources </li></ul><ul><li>search strategy </li></ul><ul><li>retrieve </li></ul><ul><li>evaluate </li></ul><ul><li>organise </li></ul><ul><li>Treat ethically </li></ul><ul><li>explore information landscapes </li></ul> Active Participants…
  14. 15. Critical Information Studies: A Bibliographic Manifesto Cultural Studies, 20(2-3):292-315, 2006 2006 Taylor & Francis Ltd
  15. 17. McKenzie Wark The networked book McKenzie Wark Dynamic rather than fixed — not just a text, but a site of conversation. Real action online Commentary forms a new kind of peer review
  16. 20. Learning Spaces as Open Social networks Critical mass and social networks “ How many networks can one person join? How many different identities can one person sanely manage? How many different tagging or photo-uploading or friending protocols can one person deal with?” Jon Udell
  17. 22. / “ Students 2.0 is a challenge for leaders and teachers alike: are you willing to listen to students?”
  18. 23. What it means to be literate.. <ul><li>Literacy Convergence? </li></ul><ul><li>Proficiency with the tools of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboratively and cross-culturally </li></ul><ul><li>Design and share information for a variety of purposes </li></ul><ul><li>• Manage, analyze and synthesize multiple streams of simultaneous information </li></ul><ul><li>• Create, critique, analyze, and evaluate multi-media texts </li></ul><ul><li>• Ethical responsibilities required by these complex environments </li></ul>Toward a Theory of New Literacies Emerging From the Internet and Other Information and Communication Technologies Donald J. Leu, Jr. Gaming, Digital, Technology, Visual, Media, more… &quot; Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide ,&quot;
  19. 24. What does it mean to be literate? Trinity College Dublin
  20. 25. Gaming 12:01am GMT 17/02/2008
  21. 26. Advocating the IL opportunity –demonstrating the connections <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FE & HE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><li>Local Government </li></ul><ul><li>Political parties </li></ul><ul><li>Employers </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd sector </li></ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul><ul><li>Students/Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>“ Champions” </li></ul><ul><li>IT </li></ul><ul><li>Net Citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Learning industry </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge industry </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging Literacies and technologies………….. </li></ul>
  22. 27. <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul><ul><li>Dave Parkes </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>