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BETA: Project SAILS | International Cohort Assessment Beta Test

BETA: Project SAILS | International Cohort Assessment Beta Test | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

The beta test is open to any institution testing outside the United States.

 

There is no fee to participate.

 

Testing takes place between August and December of 2013.

 

Each participating institution should commit to getting 100 or more students to take the test. You will need at least 50 test-takers in order to get a report.

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This is the BETA test for non-US institutions.

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The Sconul 7 Pillars of information literacy

The Sconul 7 Pillars of information literacy | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
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Library example of Xerte examining the seven pillars in different contexts

 

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Information Literacy & Skills Collection requirements gathering Survey - Jorum

Information Literacy & Skills Collection requirements gathering Survey - Jorum | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
The purpose of this survey is to gather your feedback on the fields and related terms suggested for a new Jorum Information Literacy and Skills collection. The fields and terms are intended to be in addition to those already available in Jorum.
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Information literacy and embedded librarianship in an online graduate programme | Kumar | Journal of Information Literacy

Information literacy and embedded librarianship in an online graduate programme | Kumar | Journal of Information Literacy | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

This paper reports on an embedded librarian project aimed at providing incoming online graduate students with essential information literacy skills to succeed in an online programme. It describes the design and implementation of the project, the results of pre- and post-instruction surveys of students’ information literacy skills and students’ perceived ability, confidence, and anxiety when accessing information using library resources. The assessment of the embedded librarian project is discussed in the context of the methods used and the needs of online students.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, August 15, 2013 5:07 AM

Pre and post-instruction surveys of student's Information Literacy Skills are vital in measuring impact and success of the Information Literacy program.

 

Generally, most institutions embark on ILS training without carrying out a pre-assessment evaluation hence most programs lack direction.

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The Survey of Best Practices in Developing Online Information Literacy Tutorials

The Survey of Best Practices in Developing Online Information Literacy Tutorials | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Primary Research Group - a benchmarking report for online tutorial development, presenting a wealth of information on the practices involved in and the cost of developing online information literacy tutorials.

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Journal Club meeting: 24 July: Barbara Fister's "outrageous claims" for...librarians

Journal Club meeting: 24 July: Barbara Fister's "outrageous claims" for...librarians | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

The next online online blog-comment information literacy Journal Club meeting takes place at 8-9 pm UK time on Wednesday 24th July 2013 (seehttp://tinyurl.com/ow3kfxz for times elsewhere). 

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A thought provoking paper from Barbara Fister's presentation to LOEX (USA information literacy) conference in May kicks off the discussion

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Information Literacy Weblog: Developing and enhancing undergraduate final-year projects and dissertations

Information Literacy Weblog: Developing and enhancing undergraduate final-year projects and dissertations | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

This "explores how to engage students in the production of knowledge" with examples of specific modules and programmes. There is mention of developing skills in evaluating information etc. through undergraduate study and in the research process, although (something of an omission, obviously ;-) not specifically information literacy.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, August 8, 2013 7:01 AM

Relationship between Information Literacy and the Research Process.

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The talents of teacher librarians must not be filed away and left to gather dust

The talents of teacher librarians must not be filed away and left to gather dust | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

With all due respect


TES: 14 June, 2013 | By: Tara Brabazon

 

Writing books is an isolating art and an isolated craft. It is a surprise when we encounter our actual readers. But a recent meeting was both gratifying and melancholic...

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Some thoughts by @tarabrabazon that may ring true for many librarians

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Taylor & Francis launch a new White Paper on facilitating discovery of free-to-view online content

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Information Literacy YouTube playlist - now with the a reworking of Viva La Vida

Information Literacy YouTube playlist -  now with the a reworking of Viva La Vida | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
"Information Literacy", a playlist created by Antony Beal Jisc
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Includes "a humorous reworking of Coldplay's hit song "Viva La Vida" with new lyrics by Dr. James F. McGrath of Butler University, focusing on information literacy and student research."

 

Also contains the ever popular plagiarism video (new take on the Christmas Carol story) from the University of Bergin, the CRAAP test song and student's views on "Information Literacy"

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Stacey Py Flynn's curator insight, June 12, 2013 5:44 AM

Excellent remix of Cold Play's song with some new lyrics about searching for an evaluating information sources! Love it. 

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Webinar Series - Wikipedia: Bane or Blessing with Carla Beard

Webinar Series - Wikipedia: Bane or Blessing with Carla Beard | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
EdTechTeacher provides professional development services to teachers, schools, districts, and administrators.
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Recording and slides of a webinar looking at the use of Wikipedia in education and detailed "under the bonnet" mechanics - could be very helpful when planning info skills sessions

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What Information Competencies Matter in Today’s Workplace?

What Information Competencies Matter in Today’s Workplace? | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

New Research Article From Project Info Literacy appears in the latest issue (Vol 37, No 114 (2013)) of Library and Information Research.

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Findings include information from interviews with employers and student focus groups 

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Manuel Pinto's curator insight, May 30, 2013 3:03 PM

Paper: http://projectinfolit.org/pdfs/PIL_fall2012_workplaceStudy_FullReport_Revised.pdf

meenakshi gupta's curator insight, May 30, 2013 6:28 PM

Information and Digital literacies that matter in today's workplace! Great article on what employers seek in terms of graduates being able to search information effectively on-line incorporating social media..

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PILOT - Post Doc Information Literacy Online Tutorial

PILOT - Post Doc Information Literacy Online Tutorial | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

PILOT by Imperial College London, modified by Marion Kelt, Glasgow Caledonian University is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

 

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Information Literacy Journal Club: Open synergies and symbioses - The role of academic libraries and the importance of information literacy in the Open landscape

Information Literacy Journal Club: Open synergies and symbioses - The role of academic libraries and the importance of information literacy in the Open landscape | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
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Nick Sheppard - @mrnick - blogs about OER in relation to information literacy and links to a Xerte resource he has created derived from the SCONUL 7 Pillars of Information Literacy

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Information Literacy Weblog: LILAC conference dates for 2014

Information Literacy Weblog: LILAC conference dates for 2014 | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

23-25 April and Sheffield Hallam University, UK, are the dates and venue for the UK's information literacy conference, LILAC, in 2014.

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Sharing information literacy resources as OERs

Presentation given at ALISS Summer Conference in July 2013 on the CoPILOT sub-group which provides a community of practice for librarians to share their informa
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Link to Jane's blog post on the presentation -http://janesecker.wordpress.com/2013/08/07/sharing-information-literacy-resources-to-support-researchers/

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Reframing Information Literacy as a Metaliteracy

"Metaliteracy provides the foundation for

media literacy, digital literacy, ICT literacy,

and visual literacy. While information

literacy prepares individuals to access,

evaluate, and analyze information, metaliteracy

prepares individuals to actively

produce and share content through social

media and online communities."

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Efrén Lepe's curator insight, September 11, 2013 6:21 AM

Atamañando y dándole apellidos al tema de Literacy.

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RADCAB - Steps for Online Information Evaluation

RADCAB - Steps for Online Information Evaluation | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Via John Dalziel
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Includes the -  RADCAB Rubric - Information (Self) Evaluation Assessment Tool

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Tina Jameson's curator insight, August 1, 2013 4:52 PM

Good mnemonic for helping students evaluate websites.

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, August 6, 2013 4:01 PM

Great acronym for website evaluation. It's important students understand that all that glitters is not gold.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, August 8, 2013 6:07 AM

A good approach for online information evaluation.

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2nd UK Information Literacy & Summon Day

2nd UK Information Literacy & Summon Day | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
We are pleased to announce that the 2nd UK Information Literacy & Summon Day will be held at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) on 25th July 2013.Whether you’re about to implement Summon®, have just done so, or are an old hand at this sort of...
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There are still places available for this event 

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Bridging the gap between academia and Wikipedia | Jisc

Bridging the gap between academia and Wikipedia | Jisc | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Jisc and Wikimedia UK are collaborating on a project to bring the academic world and Wikipedia closer together. This will create opportunities for researchers, educators, and the general public to contribute to the world's freely available knowledge.

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Jennifer Creese's curator insight, March 27, 6:28 PM

Would this make you more "okay" with students using Wikipedia in assessment?

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Journal of Information Literacy: Vol 7, No 1 (2013)

Journal of Information Literacy:  Vol 7, No 1 (2013) | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Open access journal of information literacy

 

Articles


Information literacy and embedded librarianship in an online graduate programme. Swapna Kumar, Mary E Edwards


Information literacy as a facilitator of ethical practice in the professions. Marc Forster


Developing an evidence-based practice healthcare lens for the SCONUL Seven Pillars of Information Literacy model. Michelle Dalton

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, August 8, 2013 7:05 AM

A good journal of Information Literacy, on Open Access.

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Short list of good practice examples of Information Literacy delivery in UK HE

Short list of good practice examples of Information Literacy delivery in UK HE | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
A number of self-selected information literacy resources have been evaluated using the RIDLs criteria, leading to a shortlisting of a selection of 15 good practice examples. This is not to say that...
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SDSU Library: Plagiarism Tutorial: The Crime of Intellectual Kidnapping Tutorial

SDSU Library: Plagiarism Tutorial: The Crime of Intellectual Kidnapping Tutorial | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Welcome to the SDSU Library plagiarism tutorial, an educational web site designed to help improve your understanding of plagiarism, paraphrasing, and citing sources.

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Has self marking pre and post tutorial quizzes

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How To Combat Student Plagiarism - Edudemic

How To Combat Student Plagiarism - Edudemic | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
It's exam time and students are stressing about turning in papers on time. What's a teacher to do in terms of noticing student plagiarism?
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Useful strategies to help students avoid plagiarism including ideas for evaluating online content as part of an assignment.

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Should university students use Wikipedia? - Guardian

Should university students use Wikipedia? - Guardian | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
Most academics look down on the open source encyclopedia, but does it really hinder students' studies?
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A Lancaster University student looks at the pros and cons of Wikipedia in the Guardian. Includes extracts from interviews with two Lancaster academics.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, May 15, 2013 11:40 PM
I don't think anyone minds students starting with Wikipedia but as with any encyclopedia it should only be your starting point. Where are your research skills if that is all you look at? Likewise it would not be good enough if you chose just one academic source, a variety is needed.
Jennifer Creese's curator insight, March 27, 6:40 PM

Interesting to have a viewpoint from a student (although if they're writing for The Guardian maybe not your average student so much!)