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“Information Literacy and Web 2.0 : is it just hype?”

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Bridging Worlds Conference 2008, Singapore
Day One Track One
Speaker 4 -Peter Godwin

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“Information Literacy and Web 2.0 : is it just hype?”

  1. 1. Information Literacy and Web 2.0 : is it just hype? Peter Godwin University of Bedfordshire UK
  2. 2. / Peter Godwin University of Bedfordshire
  3. 3. Information Literacy and Web 2.0 : is it just hype? <ul><li>From Web 2.0 to Library 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Perceptions of the Web generation </li></ul><ul><li>Information Literacy is the key </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting using Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Active Learning and Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Convenience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflective Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The future </li></ul>
  4. 4. Web 2.0
  5. 5. Web 2.0 <ul><li>““ not really a technological phenomenon at all; it’s a social one, enabled by technology.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Jen Maney, 2008) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Impact of Web 2.0 : Helene Blowers
  7. 7. Impact of Web 2.0 : Meredith Farkas http://www.flickr.com/photos/ ibrarianmer/332015283/
  8. 8. But who is creating?
  9. 9. Public lives http://www.flickr.com/photos/48600091327@N01/1174257667
  10. 10. http://www.flickr.com/photos/77773883@N00/260560027
  11. 11. CIBER report(2008) <ul><li>Information behaviour of the researcher of the future. </li></ul><ul><li>London: University College London. </li></ul><ul><li>CIBER Briefing paper; 9. </li></ul>Shavar flickr
  12. 12. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jakebouma/109039319 /
  13. 13. Web generation http://www.flickr.com/photos/15441953@N00/2440283639
  14. 14. http://www.flickr.com/photos/peskylibrary/1357064606 / But is it too late for them?
  15. 15. Do you suffer from discomgoogolation?
  16. 16. / http://www.flickr.com/photos/librarygeek/741879088 The death of librarianship?
  17. 17. What they need to become <ul><li>Collaborators </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesizers </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptors </li></ul>Yolanda by Micheo flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/jiscinfonet/291372899
  18. 18. All the literacies <ul><li>Media literacy </li></ul><ul><li>IT literacy Information literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Language literacy Visual literacy </li></ul><ul><li>E literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Information fluency </li></ul><ul><li>I-skills </li></ul><ul><li>Information skills </li></ul>
  19. 19. Is Information Literacy our key to the future? http://www.flickr.com/photos/drewdomkus/238007803 /
  20. 20. What is Information Literacy? <ul><li>“ 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.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Sheila Webber and Bill Johnston) </li></ul>
  21. 21. SCONUL Seven Pillars framework
  22. 22. SCONUL 7 Pillars <ul><li>Recognising need for information </li></ul><ul><li>Distinguishing sources and access </li></ul><ul><li>Constructing search strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Locating and accessing </li></ul><ul><li>Comparing & evaluating </li></ul><ul><li>Organising, applying and communicating </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesising and adding new knowledge </li></ul>
  23. 24. The MEGO effect! <ul><li>“ 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.” </li></ul><ul><li>Payne, et al (2006) </li></ul>My eyes glaze over http://www.flickr.com/photos/27261720@N00/91147636
  24. 26. Peter Godwin and Jo Parker, editors Information Literacy Meets Library 2.0
  25. 28. Take it to the Faculty http://www.flickr.com/photos/20149359@N00/1795028581
  26. 29. Promotion versus pedagogy
  27. 30. 1.Active Learning and Collaboration
  28. 31. Use of Wikipedia <ul><li>Is it Encyclopaedia Idiotica? </li></ul>
  29. 33. Who is this?
  30. 34. http://www.flickr.com/photos/cambodia4kidsorg/260004685 /
  31. 35. Reference Desks in Second Life http://www.flickr.com/photos/8064220@N08/509716129/
  32. 36. Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
  33. 37. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dbdbrobot/140068142/ Creating content
  34. 38. 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.
  35. 39. Evaluation
  36. 40. Tagging and Folksonomies
  37. 41. 2. Convenience
  38. 42. Are you on Facebook?
  39. 43. Blackboard CourseFeed
  40. 44. Instant messaging
  41. 45. Do you Twitter?
  42. 47. 3. Visual Learning
  43. 49. Showing a process
  44. 50. Instruction
  45. 52. Trigger for discussion
  46. 53. 4.Reflective Learning / http://www.flickr.com/photos/adrianblack/281645242/
  47. 54. 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
  48. 55. The future
  49. 56. The future begins now
  50. 57. http://www.flickr.com/photos/95601478@N00/193617487
  51. 58. Wikipanion
  52. 59. It’s gone beyond hype <ul><li>Users need our help because they don’t know what they don’t know! </li></ul><ul><li>We want to change their habits rather than just develop their skills </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 helps to counter the MEGO effect! </li></ul><ul><li>Library 2.0 Librarians have powerful Web 2.0 weapons to accomplish this. </li></ul>
  53. 60. Mobiles –the ultimate portable computer
  54. 61. <ul><li>Cartoons from blaugh.com and Microsoft </li></ul><ul><li>Photos from flickr under Creative Commons </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/60236052@N00/145053162 </li></ul>

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