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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 6:03 PM

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

meenakshi gupta's curator insight, May 30, 2013 9:28 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 Weblog: Teaching Info Lit With Zines

Information Literacy Weblog: Teaching Info Lit With Zines | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

There is a nice zine-type publication called Teaching Info Lit With Zines, from Kelly McElroy. It has an introduction explaining why this is useful, and three ideas for lessons...

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Project CoPILOT: Community of Practice for Information Literacy Online Teaching

Project CoPILOT: Community of Practice for Information Literacy Online Teaching | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

A case study of an international online community. University of Birmingham

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School Library Research - Information Literacy and High School Seniors: Perceptions of the Research Process

School Library Research -  Information Literacy and High School Seniors: Perceptions of the Research Process | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Kovalik, Cindy; Yutzey, Susan; and Piazza, Laura. Information Literacy and High School Seniors: Perceptions of the Research Process.  School Library Research Vol. 16 (2013).

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Student information literacy survey results now freely available - librarylearningspace.com

Survey developed by librarians and sponsored by Credo finds students lack basic skills critical to lifelong success

(8 April 2013, Boston, Oxford)  Credo today announced that the results of an information literacy survey of over 1,500 students from more than 400 institutions worldwide are now freely available.  Anyone may register for a free copy, along with a paper authored by Dr. Allen McKiel, Dean of Library Services at Western Oregon University

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CASE STUDY: Information literacy in action at Stellenbosch University

CASE STUDY: Information literacy in action at Stellenbosch University | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

This case study is part of the Power to the Librarian series, which profiled exceptional library professionals in a variety of roles from information literacy to showcasing the quality and impact of the academic research enterprise.

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Make Google behave: techniques for better results: Karen Blakeman | UKeiG

Make Google behave: techniques for better results: Karen Blakeman | UKeiG | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Main Library, University of Manchester M13 9PP

Tuesday, 30 April, 2013 - 09:30 - 16:30

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The Key to Information Literacy? Help-Seeking

The Key to Information Literacy? Help-Seeking | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

As librarians, I think we have all made the observation that the most successful students are those who use the library regularly. And not only that, they are the students who have no problem asking for help. Believe it or not, help-seeking is considered a self-regulated learning strategy. Makes sense, right?

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Information Literacy Online Journal Club: 13 March: ANCIL

Information Literacy Online Journal Club: 13 March: ANCIL | 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 13th March 2013

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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 16, 2013 2:40 AM
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, 2014 9:40 PM

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

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Students Cite YouTube, Google, Wikipedia the Most [INFOGRAPHIC]

Students Cite YouTube, Google, Wikipedia the Most [INFOGRAPHIC] | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

When doing homework, many students turn to the same websites as they do when they're surfing the web under other circumstances.

 

Four of the top ten most-cited websites on Easybib, a site used to create more than 500 million citations, are user-generated sites like Wikipedia and YouTube.

 

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, May 4, 2013 5:31 AM

Awarness is a good thing. changing habits is a different matter!

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Information obesity – Food for thought in the digital age

Information obesity – Food for thought in the digital age | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

"...Much like physical obesity, information obesity presents a complex set of causes and solutions, rather than embracing the computational linearity of overload. This humanized way of thinking about the topic of information consumptionallows for a different approach in finding sustainable solutions to the problem at hand, of  which information overload is only one factor..."

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Bolton Sixth Form College: The Springboard Project | Excellence Gateway

Bolton Sixth Form College: The Springboard Project | Excellence Gateway | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Mishka Fielding, Learning Resources Manager with the help of Anthony Beal, e-Learning Adviser, RSC Northwest, created a one-hour interactive session to promote Learning Resources and Information Literacy to staff and students within the College. These sessions successfully promoted the department, increasing their stock circulation by 50% and their usage of e-books, putting them 1st out of 200 in the ‘Jisc Collections Project’.

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Information Literacy Weblog: MOOC session at ACRL THATcamp

Information Literacy Weblog: MOOC session at ACRL THATcamp | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Part of the ACRL conference 2013 (10-13 April) was THATcamp , an unconference day. One session that caught my eye was Let’s Make a MOOC! Crowdsourcing an Information Literacy MOOC. Proposed by Kate Ganski and Kristin Woodward, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee...

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Lilac 2013 - Flickr photographs

LILAC 2013 - Librarians Information Literacy Annual Conference - hosted by The University of Manchester Library, 25th-27th March 2013.
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Plagiarism and the link: How the web makes attribution easier -- and more complicated

Plagiarism and the link: How the web makes attribution easier -- and more complicated | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
The controversy over writer Nate Thayer’s failure to credit his sources, which some alleged amounted to plagiarism, is just part of an ongoing debate over how we use — and give credit for — information in a digital age.
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Interesting thoughts on the recycling of content and attribution

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#infolitpro: Profiles for the Information Literacy Professional

#infolitpro: Profiles for the Information Literacy Professional | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

There are growing numbers of library and information sector posts which have the term “information literacy” in the job title, or which have information literacy development as a key responsibility.

The IFLA Information Literacy Section has set up a project which aims to develop profiles for Information Literacy Professionals (ILPs), with input from library and information professionals in different sectors and in different countries...

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Sheila Webber is leading this project and is giving a workshop on the subject at the current LILAC conference taking place in Manchester, UK - http://www.lilacconference.com/WP/

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2013 CoLRiC Events - Information Literacy: the Teaching Takeaway

2013 CoLRiC Events - Information Literacy: the Teaching Takeaway | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

This year we are focusing on delivering information literacy and going back to the classroom:

  - experience different types of delivery
  - hear about new methods of engagement
  - learn how to measure impact 
  - take away some fresh ideas to reinvigorate your own sessions.

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Librarian Perceptions on Web-Scale Discovery (The Summon Service and Information Literacy)

Librarian Perceptions on Web-Scale Discovery (The Summon Service and Information Literacy) | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Our previous post included observations about how using data from the Summon service canimprove information literacy. This is a telling point.  As we conclude our series of posts on this topic, we ask, are we really ready to move beyond our current systems that make searching difficult for students, and embrace web-scale discovery because of the improvement it brings? At their universities at least, our presenters thought so.

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