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Reading Conference 2018 Southville

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Supporting digital learners: The Library's Role

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Reading Conference 2018 Southville

  1. 1. Supporting Our Digital Learners: The Library’s Role Zarah C. Gagatiga Blogger. Librarian. Author. Storyteller. Teacher http://lovealibrarian.blogspot.com @zarah815 - IG / thecoffeegoddes - Twitter zarah.gagatiga@gmail.com
  2. 2. Digital Literacy Survey ● Digital Literacy Confidence Level ○ Understanding Digital Practice ○ Finding and using Information ○ Establishing online information that can be used legally Source: The Open University, Being Digital, 2012 Digital literacy is the ability to know relevant and reliable sources of online information and to search for sources with accuracy, ease and effectivity. Establishing a "digital identity" is part of digital literacy.
  3. 3. Result of the Digital Literacy Survey
  4. 4. Highlights of Findings ○ Understanding Digital Practice 60 - 80% - confident to very confident ○ Finding and using Information 70 - 95% - confident to very confident ○ Establishing online information that can be used legally 50 - 85% - confident to very confident
  5. 5. Remarkable Findings ● Below 20 - 30% Confidence Level ○ Sharing of files legally online ○ Citation and referencing using a standard format ○ Use of work of others without committing plagiarism ○ Use of RSS feeds, professional social networks and online subscriptions ○ Skimming and scanning online content ○ Use of online databases and library databases
  6. 6. What now? ● Identify areas for personal and professional growth ○ Strengthen knowledge on the legal use of information (copyright, licensing, creative commons, intellectual property rights) ○ Continue research and inquiry practices to firm up citation and referencing skills
  7. 7. So, what now? ○ Use and explore MOOCs, subscription to professional organizations, establish an online network of experts and thought leaders (vs. influencers) ○ Use the LIBRARY! ○ LIBRARIANS, promote the library and practice authentic library customer services ○ READ. READ. READ!
  8. 8. Digital Learners: Who are they? Learning by doing Experiential Learners Thinking Process: What if? Why not!
  9. 9. 5 Skills for the Global Learner 1. Creating and sharing digital information. 2. Using social media for worldwide sharing. 3. Digital publishing 4. Building a Personal Learning Network 5. Using aggregators to create, maintain and share content.
  10. 10. BASIC and FUNDAMENTAL BALANCE The BOOK is a TECHNOLOGY. Reading print has the physical landscape that helps the brain perform its cognitive functions. Technology shapes the way we think. The way we think informs technology developers (AI). BOOKS are for use. Every reader his/her book. Every book its reader. Save the time of the reader. The Library is a growing organism. - 5 Laws of Library Science, SR Ranganathan
  11. 11. The Formative Five: Fostering Grit, Empathy and Other Successful Skills Every Student Needs Contextual Predictions: ● The world will become more fragile. ● Technology will touch everything. ● Diversity will be in our faces.
  12. 12. Education Predictions & the Formative Five 1. Educators will broaden their understanding of student growth, thereby expanding their responsibilities. 2. School choice in various forms will be standard and will have major implications on how schools are organized. 3. Technology will change how we teach - and will make diversity increasingly valuable. - Hoerr, Thomas. The Formative Five, ASCD 2017
  13. 13. The Formative Five 1. Empathy 2. Self-control 3. Integrity 4. Embracing diversity 5. Grit The school’s culture dictates, in no uncertain terms, the way we do things around here. - Roland Barth
  14. 14. Library Concept (Gagatiga, 2012)

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