Changing Education: Strengths and Barriers     Promoting Radical Change in      Teaching Information and        Technology...
Horizon Report 2012                                         1. Mobile Apps                                         2. Tabl...
Horizon Report 2012                                       “Digital media                                       literacy co...
Horizon Report 2012                                       “Despite the widespread                                       ag...
ACRL Standard Definition (1989)  • Determine the extent of information needed  • Access the needed information effectively...
Media and Information Literacy (MIL)“Information and media literacy enablespeople to interpret and make informedjudgments ...
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Metaliteracy                         Transliteracy• Metacognitive approach that     • Transliteracy is defined as the  com...
Mackey and Jacobson, 2012Figure by Roger Lipera                                                9
Active Metaliterate EngagementBasic IL Course:     • Actual creation of information     • Presentation of that information...
Active Metaliterate EngagementAdvanced Topics Course: Social Media asInformation Sources     • Student suspicion of Twitte...
Pedagogy and Web 2.0         Constructivism and the ACRL        Information Literacy Standards• Complex and challenging le...
Student Use of Web 2.0 Applications“Despite their reputation of being avid  computer users who are fluent with new  techno...
Survey Instrument• Survey Monkey• 26 Questions• Likert scale• Some open-ended comments• Library and Information Science fa...
Which of the following literacies are you  familiar with? (select all that apply)N=413                                    ...
Which of the following literacies are components of    information literacy? (select all that apply)N=445                 ...
Which of the following literacy frameworksare you familiar with? (select all that apply)N=413                             ...
Which of the following literacies are important to include in  information literacy instruction? (select all that apply)N=...
Which of the following are reasons for not including related       literacies in information literacy instruction?        ...
Which of the following technologies do you require your  students to learn as part of your information literacy           ...
How well prepared do you feel to teach new technology-   related material or information literacy concepts?N=368          ...
Does lack of knowledge or skills keep you from  teaching items you would like to include?                     NO          ...
Does lack of knowledge or skills keep you from    teaching items you would like to include?Open comments: • “i find techno...
Thomas P. Mackey, Ph.D.         Trudi E. Jacobson, M.L.S            Dean                  Distinguished LibrarianCenter fo...
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  • TomAs lecturers and professors beginto realize that they are limiting their students by nothelping them to develop and use digital media literacyskills across the curriculum, the lack of formal trainingis being offset through professional development orinformal learning, but we are far from seeing digitalmedia literacy as an expected norm for academicprofessionals, nor as a key part of degree programs.
  • TomAs lecturers and professors begin to realize that they are limiting their students by not helping them to develop and use digital media literacyskills across the curriculum, the lack of formal training is being offset through professional development or informal learning, but we are far from seeing digital media literacy as an expected norm for academic professionals, nor as a key part of degree programs.
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    1. 1. Changing Education: Strengths and Barriers Promoting Radical Change in Teaching Information and Technology LiteraciesTrudi E. Jacobson, M.L.S Thomas P. Mackey, Ph.D. Distinguished Librarian Dean University Libraries Center for Distance Learning University at Albany Empire State College SUNY SUNY Monday, June 04, 2012 1
    2. 2. Horizon Report 2012 1. Mobile Apps 2. Tablet Computing 3. Game based learning 4. Learning Analytics 5. Gesture Based Computing 6. The Internet of Thingshttp://www.nmc.org/publications/horizon-report-2012-higher-ed-edition 2
    3. 3. Horizon Report 2012 “Digital media literacy continues its rise in importance as a key skill in every discipline and profession.” (p. 6).http://www.nmc.org/publications/horizon-report-2012-higher-ed-edition 3
    4. 4. Horizon Report 2012 “Despite the widespread agreement on the importance of digital media literacy, training in the supporting skills and techniques is rare in teacher education and non-existent in the preparation of most university faculty” (p. 6).http://www.nmc.org/publications/horizon-report-2012-higher-ed-edition 4
    5. 5. ACRL Standard Definition (1989) • 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 legallyhttp://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/standards/informationliteracycompetency.cfm 5
    6. 6. Media and Information Literacy (MIL)“Information and media literacy enablespeople to interpret and make informedjudgments as users of information andmedia, as well as to become skillfulcreators and producers of informationand media messages in their own right.”http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=15886&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html 6
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    8. 8. Metaliteracy Transliteracy• Metacognitive approach that • Transliteracy is defined as the combines multiple literacies in ability to read, write, and an integrated framework with communicate across multiple an emphasis on producing and platforms sharing information (Mackey (http://nlabnetworks.typepad.com/transli teracy/) and Jacobson, 2011) • “It is not about learning text• Knowledge acquisition, rather literacy and visual literacy and than simply skills digital literacy in isolation from acquisition, is an important one another but about the component interaction among all these literacies” (Ipri, 2010) (http://crln.acrl.org/content/71/10/532.full)
    9. 9. Mackey and Jacobson, 2012Figure by Roger Lipera 9
    10. 10. Active Metaliterate EngagementBasic IL Course: • Actual creation of information • Presentation of that information using a web-based application • Migration of individual paper-based research guide to team-based guide using wiki or website • Addition of data visualization/visual literacy component
    11. 11. Active Metaliterate EngagementAdvanced Topics Course: Social Media asInformation Sources • Student suspicion of Twitter, blogs as information sources • Increased emphasis on evaluation • Team creation of remixes as final project » Video, Impact of Twitter » Physical book, Anonymity 2.0 » Facebook launch page, Mobile devices/social networking subculture
    12. 12. Pedagogy and Web 2.0 Constructivism and the ACRL Information Literacy Standards• Complex and challenging learning environments• Social negotiation and shared responsibility• Multiple representations of content• The understanding that knowledge is constructed• Student-centered instruction From: Wendell G. Johnson, “The Application of Learning Theory to Information Literacy,” College & Undergraduate Libraries 14, no. 4 (2007): 103–120.
    13. 13. Student Use of Web 2.0 Applications“Despite their reputation of being avid computer users who are fluent with new technologies, few students in our sample had used a growing number of Web 2.0 applications within the past six months for collaborating on course research assignments and/or managing research tasks.”(Project Information Literacy Progress Report: “Truth Be Told” | November 1, 2010 | Head and Eisenberg, p. 3)
    14. 14. Survey Instrument• Survey Monkey• 26 Questions• Likert scale• Some open-ended comments• Library and Information Science faculty and librarians (listservs, LinkedIn groups, colleagues)• 85.5% librarians• 551 started survey• 361 completed survey (65.5%) 14
    15. 15. Which of the following literacies are you familiar with? (select all that apply)N=413 15
    16. 16. Which of the following literacies are components of information literacy? (select all that apply)N=445 16
    17. 17. Which of the following literacy frameworksare you familiar with? (select all that apply)N=413 17
    18. 18. Which of the following literacies are important to include in information literacy instruction? (select all that apply)N=381 18
    19. 19. Which of the following are reasons for not including related literacies in information literacy instruction? (select all that apply)N=377 19
    20. 20. Which of the following technologies do you require your students to learn as part of your information literacy instruction? (select all that apply)N=251 20
    21. 21. How well prepared do you feel to teach new technology- related material or information literacy concepts?N=368 21
    22. 22. Does lack of knowledge or skills keep you from teaching items you would like to include? NO YESN=360 22
    23. 23. Does lack of knowledge or skills keep you from teaching items you would like to include?Open comments: • “i find technology is moving so fast sometimes it is hard to keep up” • “More lack of confidence than lack of knowledge - often feel students already have more expertise in the technology (but they often dont know what to do with it)” • “When I hear about items Im not proficient in, I discuss them with my colleagues and we try to figure out ways for as many of us who are interested to incorporate them.” N=96
    24. 24. Thomas P. Mackey, Ph.D. Trudi E. Jacobson, M.L.S Dean Distinguished LibrarianCenter for Distance Learning University Libraries University at AlbanySUNY Empire State College SUNY Tom.Mackey@esc.edu TJacobson@uamail.albany.edu

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