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Library of Birmingham 
8 December 2014 
Think before you click 
Anthony Beal - Jisc RSC Northwest
What makes a digitally fluent learner? 
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What makes a digitally fluent learner? 
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What makes a digitally fluent learner? 
Gilster also recommended that 
learners communicate with the 
author of a web site...
What makes a digitally fluent learner? 
●Be safe in a digital environment 
●Find evaluate and apply information 
●Use digi...
Learning Outcomes 
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© jisc_info...
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© jisc_info...
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© jisc_info...
 MLK - http://www.martinlutherking.org 
 RYT - http://www.rythospital.com 
http://www.malepregnancy.com 
http://www.geno...
04/04/2014 
Please allow 20 minutes to 
complete this exercise
 co.uk - British commercial site 
e.g. Amazon 
 .com - American commercial site 
e.g. Ford Motor Company 
 .org - not f...
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Google Maps...
Domain Lookups 
There are many site you can use to lookup details 
about a domain including: 
– Who is it registered to 
–...
Some materials 
 Currency 
 Relevance 
 Authority 
 Accuracy 
 Purpose 
© USFWS/Southeast - Licenced under Creative C...
Find out more… 
Anthony Beal 
eLearning Adviser 
a.beal@lancaster.ac.uk 
Twitter - @redsontour 
Workshop materails 
http:/...
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Think before you click active Information Literacy in the classroom

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Think before you click active Information Literacy in the classroom

  1. 1. Library of Birmingham 8 December 2014 Think before you click Anthony Beal - Jisc RSC Northwest
  2. 2. What makes a digitally fluent learner? 04/04/2014 Title of presentation (Go to ‘View’ menu > ‘Header and Footer…’ to edit the footers on this slide)
  3. 3. What makes a digitally fluent learner? 04/04/2014 Title of presentation (Go to ‘View’ menu > ‘Header and Footer…’ to edit the footers on this slide) © jisc_infonet - Licenced under Creative Commons Concepts of digital literacy were introduced as it became necessary to consider the skills and competencies of those on the receiving end of the products of the ICT industries…An initial often cited attempt at defining digital literacy (Gilster, 1997) identified four key competencies: ❖ Assembling knowledge ❖ Evaluating information ❖ Searching ❖ Navigating in non-linear routes
  4. 4. What makes a digitally fluent learner? Gilster also recommended that learners communicate with the author of a web site by email. If they don’t respond - don’t use the information 04/04/2014 Title of presentation (Go to ‘View’ menu > ‘Header and Footer…’ to edit the footers on this slide) © jisc_infonet - Licenced under Creative Commons ● Did not foresee Wikipedia ● Did not foresee social media ● Only mention related to e-safety is inappropriate web sites
  5. 5. What makes a digitally fluent learner? ●Be safe in a digital environment ●Find evaluate and apply information ●Use digital tools ●Showcase achievement ●Awareness and management of digital identity ●Collaborate – education, community & work life 04/04/2014 Title of presentation (Go to ‘View’ menu > ‘Header and Footer…’ to edit the footers on this slide)
  6. 6. Learning Outcomes 04/04/2014 Title of presentation (Go to ‘View’ menu > ‘Header and Footer…’ to edit the footers on this slide) © jisc_infonet - Licenced under Creative Commons Understand  The need to evaluate to online resources  The need to look for sources other than Google  The domain name structure  Exploiting basic assessment techniques
  7. 7. 04/04/2014 Title of presentation (Go to ‘View’ menu > ‘Header and Footer…’ to edit the footers on this slide) © jisc_infonet - Licenced under Creative Commons What can the web address tell you about the site? e.g. its reliability as an academic source
  8. 8. 04/04/2014 Title of presentation (Go to ‘View’ menu > ‘Header and Footer…’ to edit the footers on this slide) © jisc_infonet - Licenced under Creative Commons What does the Google description indicate to you about the site as a reliable learning tool?
  9. 9. 04/04/2014 Title of presentation (Go to ‘View’ menu > ‘Header and Footer…’ to edit the footers on this slide) © jisc_infonet - Licenced under Creative Commons Evaluate the site and provide feedback on design, reliability, accuracy, authors, currency and site owners. Include any other information relevant to its use as a learning resource.
  10. 10.  MLK - http://www.martinlutherking.org  RYT - http://www.rythospital.com http://www.malepregnancy.com http://www.genochoice.com  DHMO - http://www.dhmo.org  Boilerplate - http://www.bigredhair.com/boilerplate/ 04/04/2014 Title of presentation (Go to ‘View’ menu > ‘Header and Footer…’ to edit the footers on this slide) Sites
  11. 11. 04/04/2014 Please allow 20 minutes to complete this exercise
  12. 12.  co.uk - British commercial site e.g. Amazon  .com - American commercial site e.g. Ford Motor Company  .org - not for profit organisation/charity e.g. Children International  .org.uk - UK not for profit organisation/charity e.g. Save the Children UK 04/04/2014 Title of presentation (Go to ‘View’ menu > ‘Header and Footer…’ to edit the footers on this slide) Domain definitions
  13. 13. 04/04/2014 Title of presentation (Go to ‘View’ menu > ‘Header and Footer…’ to edit the footers on this slide) Google Maps Try searching for: RYT Hospital Dwayne Medical Center on Google Maps: https://maps.google.co.uk © Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the BPL Licenced under Creative Commons
  14. 14. Domain Lookups There are many site you can use to lookup details about a domain including: – Who is it registered to – A mailing address – An email address – Other sites associated with that domain http://whois.domaintools.com/martinlutherking.org http://whois.domaintools.com/rythospital.com Photo © Colin_K - Licenced under Creative Commons
  15. 15. Some materials  Currency  Relevance  Authority  Accuracy  Purpose © USFWS/Southeast - Licenced under Creative Commons The CRAAP test is adapted from the Meriam Library at California State University Chico - http://libguides.csuchico.edu/content.php?pid=40743&sid=1025225
  16. 16. Find out more… Anthony Beal eLearning Adviser a.beal@lancaster.ac.uk Twitter - @redsontour Workshop materails http://goo.gl/Ks69hU info@jisc.ac.uk jisc.ac.uk Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY-NC-ND

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