How can you help Tom?
A school librarian's guide to preparing
students for university
Jo Alcock
Evidence Base
Birmingham C...
Who is Tom?
How can you help Tom?
Digital literacy:
What is digital
literacy?
How can you support
digital literacy?
What is digital literacy?
Helen Curtis, University of Wolverhampton
Fresher’s Week
Tom’s Experience
• Busy social calendar
• Making new friends and keeping in touch with old friends
• Online...
How can you help?
• Responsible social networking
– School policy?
– Support appropriate use (e.g. privacy)
• Digital iden...
Lecture 1
Tom’s Experience
• Multiple module guides to understand
– Learning outcomes
– Module requirements
• Reading and ...
How can you help?
• Using the VLE
– School VLE/intranet
– Online tools
• Familiarisation with module guides
– Copies of su...
Visit to library
Tom’s Experience
• Using catalogue
– Searching for reading list items
• Browsing shelves and locating ite...
How can you help?
• Library activities
– Quizzes
– Rewards and certificates
• Searching for known items
– Using the catalo...
First assignment
Tom’s Experience
• Lots of time spent finding resources
• Needs to find a way of filtering out some of th...
How can you help?
• Time management
– Assignment Survival Kit
• Constructing effective searches
– Keyword activities
• Eva...
Your homework
• 3 things you are going
to investigate or
implement to improve
the digital literacy skills
at your school
Foundations to success
Thank you for listening
Jo Alcock
http://www.joeyanne.co.uk
@joeyanne
All resources available at: http://delicious.com/tag...
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How can you help Tom? A school librarian's guide to preparing students for university

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How can you help Tom? A school librarian's guide to preparing students for university

  1. 1. How can you help Tom? A school librarian's guide to preparing students for university Jo Alcock Evidence Base Birmingham City University
  2. 2. Who is Tom?
  3. 3. How can you help Tom? Digital literacy: What is digital literacy? How can you support digital literacy?
  4. 4. What is digital literacy? Helen Curtis, University of Wolverhampton
  5. 5. Fresher’s Week Tom’s Experience • Busy social calendar • Making new friends and keeping in touch with old friends • Online social networking to supplement face to face socialising
  6. 6. How can you help? • Responsible social networking – School policy? – Support appropriate use (e.g. privacy) • Digital identity – This Is Me resource • Protecting reputation online – CommonCraft video
  7. 7. Lecture 1 Tom’s Experience • Multiple module guides to understand – Learning outcomes – Module requirements • Reading and resource lists to support studies – Different types of resources – Required vs. recommended reading
  8. 8. How can you help? • Using the VLE – School VLE/intranet – Online tools • Familiarisation with module guides – Copies of subject guides in the library – Exam board specifications – In house module guides • Using resource lists – Topic resource lists, even with fiction
  9. 9. Visit to library Tom’s Experience • Using catalogue – Searching for reading list items • Browsing shelves and locating items • Online resources – Finding e-books and e-journals
  10. 10. How can you help? • Library activities – Quizzes – Rewards and certificates • Searching for known items – Using the catalogue – Treasure hunts • Understanding classification schemes – Order in the Library game
  11. 11. First assignment Tom’s Experience • Lots of time spent finding resources • Needs to find a way of filtering out some of the resources • Need to incorporate research into assignment
  12. 12. How can you help? • Time management – Assignment Survival Kit • Constructing effective searches – Keyword activities • Evaluating information – 5 Ws Information Source Evaluation Matrix – Spoof websites – Internet Detective • Referencing and plagiarism – Fundamentals of referencing
  13. 13. Your homework • 3 things you are going to investigate or implement to improve the digital literacy skills at your school
  14. 14. Foundations to success
  15. 15. Thank you for listening Jo Alcock http://www.joeyanne.co.uk @joeyanne All resources available at: http://delicious.com/tag/sch2uni Images from IconFinder

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