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Metaliteracy Presentation at Dartmouth College

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Keynote presentation by Trudi Jacobson and Tom Mackey for the New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG) Annual Program at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.

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Metaliteracy Presentation at Dartmouth College

  1. 1. Reimagining Information Literacy as aEmpowering Learners for Participation,Collaboration, and Reflection1Trudi Jacobson & Tom Mackey#metaliteracyNew England Library Instruction Group (NELIG)
Libraries, Librarians & Literacies:Information Literacy in ContextJune 21, 2013, Dartmouth College
  2. 2. Setting the Context2
  3. 3. From: “MOOCs, Hype, and the Precarious State of Higher Ed:Futurist Bryan Alexander” by Howard Rheingold
  4. 4. 42012 Paris OER Declaration“Bridge the digital divide by developingadequate infrastructure, in particular,affordable broadband connectivity,widespread mobile technology andreliable electrical power supply.”“Improve media and information literacyand encourage the development and useof OER in open standard digital formats.”http://www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/CI/CI/pdf/Events/Paris%20OER%20Declaration_01.pdf
  5. 5. 5In 1992 Henry Jenkins proposed “an alternativeconception of fans as readers who appropriatepopular texts and reread them in a fashion thatserves different interests, as spectators whotransform the experience of watching television into arich and complex participatory culture” (p. 23).Textual Poachers: Television Fans & Participatory CultureBy Henry Jenkins (1992)
  6. 6. 6“Participatory cultureshifts the focus of literacyfrom one of individualexpression to communityinvolvement” (p. xiii).Confronting the Challengesof Participatory CultureMedia Education for the 21st CenturyHenry Jenkins2009
  7. 7. 7“The new literacies almostall involve social skillsdeveloped throughcollaboration andnetworking.” (p. xiii).Confronting the Challengesof Participatory CultureMedia Education for the 21st CenturyHenry Jenkins2009
  8. 8. What is participatory learning?• Active• Interactive• Networked• Connected• Collaborative• Community• Global• Team-based• Engaging• Social• Convergent• Emergent• Adaptable• Evolving• Transformative• Multi-modal• Shared• Empowering8
  9. 9. ACRL Standard Definition ofInformation Literacy (2000)• Determine the extent of information needed• Access the needed information effectively andefficiently• Evaluate information and its sources critically• Incorporate selected information into one’s knowledgebase• Use information effectively to accomplish a specificpurpose• Understand the economic, legal, and social issuessurrounding the use of information, and access and useinformation ethically and legally9http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/standards/informationliteracycompetency.cfm
  10. 10. 10Figure by Roger LiperaMackey and Jacobson (2013)Metaliteracy in the Open Age ofSocial Media manuscript
  11. 11. • “promotes critical thinking and collaboration ina digital age.”• “comprehensive framework to effectivelyparticipate in social media and onlinecommunities”• “unified construct that supports the acquisition,production, and sharing of knowledge incollaborative online communities.”11Thomas P. Mackey and Trudi E. Jacobson “Reframing Information Literacy as a Metaliteracy”College & Research Libraries. January 2011 72:62-78. http://crl.acrl.org/content/72/1/62.full.pdf
  12. 12. • “is more than descriptive; it identifies howlearners critically evaluate and understandtheir knowledge as individuals andparticipants in social learning environments. ”12Mackey and Jacobson (2013) Metaliteracy in the Open Age of Social Media manuscript
  13. 13. • “Information literacy is central to thisredefinition because information takes manyforms online and is produced andcommunicated through multiple modalities. ”13Thomas P. Mackey and Trudi E. Jacobson “Reframing Information Literacy as a Metaliteracy”College & Research Libraries. January 2011 72:62-78. http://crl.acrl.org/content/72/1/62.full.pdf
  14. 14. The meta in metaliteracy14
  15. 15. 15…denoting change, transformation,permutation, or substitution…meta
  16. 16. Metacognition16http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Thinker,_Auguste_Rodin.jpg“cognition aboutcognition or thinkingabout one’s ownthinking…”Metacognition in Learning and Instruction:Theory, Research and Practice,Hope J. Hartman (2002)
  17. 17. Metaliteracy is Metacognitive“The ability to critically self-assess one’s owncompetencies and torecognize the need forintegrated or expandedliteracies in today’sinformation environment isa metaliteracy.”Mackey and Jacobson (2013)Metaliteracy in the Open Age of Social Media(manuscript)17Sofonisba AnguissolaSelf-portrait at the Easel Paintinga Devotional Panel, 1556
  18. 18. Metaliteracy is Metacognitive“This metacognitiveapproach challenges areliance on skills-basedinformation literacyinstruction only and shiftsthe focus to knowledgeacquisition in collaborationwith others.”Mackey and Jacobson (2013)Metaliteracy in the Open Age of Social Media(manuscript)18Judith LeysterSelf-portrait, 1630
  19. 19. Metaliteracy In Practice19
  20. 20. 20Understand Format Type and Delivery ModeEvaluate User Feedback as Active ResearcherCreate a Context for User-generated InformationEvaluate Dynamic Content CriticallyThomas P. Mackey and Trudi E. Jacobson “Reframing Information Literacy as a Metaliteracy” College &Research Libraries. January 2011 72:62-78. http://crl.acrl.org/content/72/1/62.full.pdf
  21. 21. 21Produce Original Content in Multiple MediaFormatsUnderstand Personal Privacy, Information Ethicsand Intellectual Property IssuesShare Information in Participatory EnvironmentsThomas P. Mackey and Trudi E. Jacobson “Reframing Information Literacy as a Metaliteracy” College &Research Libraries. January 2011 72:62-78. http://crl.acrl.org/content/72/1/62.full.pdf
  22. 22. Active Metaliterate EngagementBasic IL Course:• Migration of individual paper-based research guide toteam-based guide using website• Creation of information: “what information would youhave liked to find but didn’t?”• Data visualization/visual literacy component• Learn the technology on their own, as a team• Sense of pride and accomplishment• New skills, altered sense of participation
  23. 23. Team Project from Fall 2012
  24. 24. 24Metacognitive Practice– Understand the process of creating andsharing information– Recognize gaps in knowledge– Seek new knowledge to adjust tochallenging situations– Adapt to changing technologies– Continuously self-reflect– Demonstrate empowerment throughinteraction, communication, andpresentation– Reflect on production and participation
  25. 25. SUNY Innovative InstructionTechnology Grant (IITG)25
  26. 26. Grant Goals• Develop robust conversations betweenlibrarians and faculty members• Develop metaliteracy learning objectives• Investigate a badge system for metaliteracycompetencies for SUNY students (and others,we hope)• Develop or provide access to OERs related tometaliteracy26
  27. 27. 27http://metaliteracy.org/
  28. 28. The Four Domains of MetaliteracyBehavioral CognitiveAffective MetacognitiveMeta28
  29. 29. Metaliteracy meets Info Literacy atUAlbanyNew major-based general education learning objectives2. “Demonstrate the ability to evaluate content,including dynamic, online content ifappropriate”4. “Produce, share, and evaluate information in avariety of participatory environments”5. “Integrate learning and research strategies withlifelong learning processes and personal,academic, and professional goals”29
  30. 30. 30DEMO
  31. 31. Metaliteracy Badging SchemeInformation Producer/Community CollaboratorBadge examples• Contributor• Creator– Grow with the tools– Make it personal– Value collaboration• International Participant31
  32. 32. We welcome participation:• Comments/suggestions on the learningobjectives• Examples of metaliteracy in practiceassignments and exercises to share onMetaliteracy.org• Ideas on the badges and badge content (wecan provide more information)32
  33. 33. New MOOC for Fall 2013:Metaliteracy(a connectivist MOOC blended with an inter-institutional course)MOOC
  34. 34. QUESTIONS?34
  35. 35. 35Trudi E. Jacobson, M.L.S., M.A.Distinguished LibrarianHead, Information Literacy DepartmentUniversity LibrariesUniversity at Albany, SUNYTom Mackey, Ph.D.DeanCenter for Distance LearningEmpire State College, SUNYVisual representation of “Reframing Information Literacy as a Metaliteracy”from the null_sets site at the University of Tennessee.http://www.flickr.com/photos/nullsets/8587487783/

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