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Going global

  1. 1. How to integrate Information and Technical Literacy into your classes
  2. 2.  Information literacy helps form the basis for lifelong learning. It is common to all disciplines, to all learning environments, and to all levels of education. It enables learners to master content and:  extend their investigations  become more self-directed  assume greater control over their own learning
  3. 3.  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.
  4. 4.  Determine the extent of information needed Access the needed information effectively and efficiently Evaluate information and its sources critically Incorporate selected information into one’s knowledge base Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally  ACRL - Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/standards/informationliteracycompet ency.cfm#ildef
  5. 5.  Increasingly, information comes to individuals in unfiltered formats, raising questions about its authenticity, validity, and reliability. In addition, information is available through multiple media, including graphical, aural, and textual, and these pose new challenges for individuals in evaluating and understanding it
  6. 6.  Library skills – the mechanism of how to use a resource for an answer Computer skills – how to use a computer Not just learning facts….but learning to learn One 50-minute orientation to the Library Being told what piece of information to find…in what exact source…and copying it onto a paper
  7. 7.  A person that understands with increasing sophistication what technology is, how it is created, how it shapes society, and in turn is shaped by society is technologically literate. A technologically literate person is comfortable with and objective about the use of technology - neither scared of it nor infatuated with it. A technologically literate person has a range of hands- on skills, such as using a computer for word processing and surfing the Internet.  International Technology Education Association: Standards for Technological Literacy http://www.iteaconnect.org/TAA/PDFs/Execsum.pdf
  8. 8.  Implies evaluation or use of critical thinking skills What is a student’s definition of a credible source? What is an instructor’s definition of a credible source?
  9. 9.  Their version of credible may not be your version of credible Sometimes research requires Google Encourage students to use at least one web source in their projects Invite the librarians to come and talk about credibility Require students to use an evaluation matrix for one of their sources Partner with the librarians to help evaluate student sources
  10. 10.  Students identify and evaluate information for their needs Engages critical thinking skills It is an everyday daily life skill Correlates to all disciplines and fields of study
  11. 11.  http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/ SCORE: http://www.climatehotmap.org/ SCORE:
  12. 12.  Partner on evaluating sources and bibliographies used in papers Help add Info & Tech Literacy components into your existing assignments Clear copyright for you on course materials Identify Open Education Resources to assist in teaching Purchase the needed materials for the library collection that you need for your classes/assignments Provide orientations…these work best if we have your assignment to build from Deliver online/video tutorials and streaming live orientations for all classes (online or face-to-face)
  13. 13.  Schedule more than one, 50-minute orientation (2 workshops are better than 1) Be clear about your assignment mandates and the resources/parameters you expect your students to use Be willing to share your students’ work with us so we can score their bibliographies on our rubric…only way we know if we are doing a good job and what can be done better Stay with your classes during orientations so we can bring your input into the discussions

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