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ALISS recommends: resources for Librarian orientations and inductions

ALISS recommends: resources for Librarian orientations and inductions | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Recommended Information/ literacy skills tutorials for undergraduates, taught post-graduates.

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Information literacy criteria - Research Information Network

Information literacy criteria
By Stéphane Goldstein on 25/09/2012

 

The Research Information and Digital Literacies Coalition (RIDLs), which is coordinated by RIN, has formulated a draft set of criteria to help training practitioners in higher education describe and assess their training and development interventions and resources. These criteria relate to all interventions aimed at developing researchers’ information-handling knowledge, skills and competencies, whether in the form of face-to-face sessions/courses or digital/online resources.

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UEL Write it right - Guidance and exercises on every stage of writing academic essays

UEL Write it right - Guidance and exercises on every stage of writing academic essays | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

University of East London's new e-resource Write It Right to support your essay writing.

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This is a very useful website for students that need help on writing essays. It's from the University of East London and it's called Write It Right. The resource is designed so that students can work through the writing process step by step. They can select from a specific area of study, and according to that, it gives them all the steps they have to follow to prepare, doing the first draft, re-drafting and developing their skills. Within those aspects, it has useful information, tutorials and resources they can use for writing their essays. A very interesting and useful website for students.

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Biblio Bouts

Play the BiblioBouts online game to learn the process of finding high quality information while you complete your assignments. University of Michigan.


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Information Literacy Weblog: The Busy Librarian’s Guide to Information Literacy in Science and Engineering

Information Literacy Weblog: The Busy Librarian’s Guide to Information Literacy in Science and Engineering | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

A new book published by ACRL: The Association of College and Research Libraries:
O'Clair, K. and Davidson, J. (Eds.) (2012) The Busy Librarian’s Guide to Information Literacy in Science and Engineering. ACRL. ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-8619-6

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UKSG eNews - The open access debate - David Prosser, RLUK

The open access (OA) debate has been ongoing in the UK and around the world for over ten years now. It bursts into activity occasionally as a new report is issued or a policy announced, but rarely have we seen as sustained a period of discussion as took place over the summer...

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The Information Skills for a 21st century Scotland Group held their first meeting on 30th August

The Information Skills for a 21st century Scotland Group held their first meeting on 30th August | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Information Literacy Community of Practice meeting held at the Scottish Government Offices, Victoria Quay on Thursday 30th August 2012, 11.30 am

 

Present: John Crawford (CILIP Trustee), Abigail Mawhirt (Dundee College), Morag Higgison (Scottish Government), Cleo Jones (City of Edinburgh Council), Ian McCracken (Retired School Librarian), Alice Heywood (substituting for Veronica Denholm Education Officer National Library of Scotland (NLS), Lindsay McKrell (Stirling Council), Ruth Gould (Aberdeen Council), Gillian Hanlon (SLIC), Linda Sutherland (Glasgow Life), Laura Hogg (Glasgow Life), Christine Irving (Independent Information Professional), Marion Kelt (Senior Librarian, Digital Development and Information Literacy, Glasgow Caledonian University) Jenny Foreman (Scottish Government),

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Times Higher Education - Copycat criminality - Christopher Bigsby on plagiarism in the cut-and-paste era

Just as women are liable to divide men into two categories - those who remember anniversaries and those who leave the toilet seat up - so there are students who understand plagiarism and those who do not. One undergraduate explained that she had, indeed, copied her essay from her boyfriend, but did not know that he had stolen it from the web. That was her defence.

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Chat literacy - Topic 2: What is the link between information literacy (IL) and research skills?

Chat literacy - Topic 2: What is the link between information literacy (IL) and research skills? | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
Welcome to Day 2: we have already enjoyed a very active discussion (Topic 1) about conceptions of Information Literacy and now move to exploring the role of information literacy in developing the skills of the young researcher or an effective employee, including:

how to make the critical link between IL and building research capacity
sharing approaches and strategies for mitigating challenges
raising awareness and communicating the value of IL in organisations

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Information Literacy Weblog: Chat Literacy Information Literacy discussion: day 1

Information Literacy Weblog: Chat Literacy Information Literacy discussion: day 1 | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Today was the first day of the information literacy discussion on Chat Literacy. It's been very interesting - 80 posts so far, from all around the world. This is the page for Day 1 http://community.eldis.org/.5b285b4d?128. You have to join up to Chat Literacy to contribute to the discussion. I thought I would post my own initial posting to today's discussion here, as well, so here it is:

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Information Literacy Weblog: Conceptions of Information Literacy in an international context - join the e-discussion

Information Literacy Weblog: Conceptions of Information Literacy in an international context - join the e-discussion | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Another alert for the e-discussion taking place next week on 4 to 6 September on the theme of information literacy in the international context. It has been organised by the IL advocates at the Institute of Development Studies (Sussex University) and there is more information here http://www.ids.ac.uk/news/conceptions-of-information-literacy-in-an-international-context-join-the-e-discussion

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The Road to Information Literacy: IFLA Satellite meeting keynote

Kirsti Lonka, University of Helsinki, Professor of Educational Psychology (@kirstilonka) gave the opening keynote at last week’s IFLA Satelllite meeting on Information Literacy, at Tampere University, Finland, entitled ‘Engaging learning environments for the future.’ There are now some photos from the conference online. Kirsti told us how teachers in higher education might actually be able change society with their thinking, but they don’t always recognise this. Kirsti talked about how we need to adapt new ways of collective learning for better results and to consider the emotions we experience while we are learning. This theme of ‘emotional intellgience’ came up a number of times at the conference, and chimed with my work on ANCIL and the affective dimension of learning.

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» Why Gamify and What to Avoid in Library Gamification ACRL TechConnect Blog

» Why Gamify and What to Avoid in Library Gamification ACRL TechConnect Blog | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

In my last post, “Applying Game Dynamics to Library Services,” I presented several ideas for applying game dynamics to library services. After the post, I have received a comment like this, which I thought worthwhile to further explore.


 


What about the risk of gamification – the fact that it can deprive people of internal motivation for serious activities by offering superficial external rewards?


 


...The key to successful gamification is to harness its impressive power while being fully aware of its limit so that you won’t overestimate what you can achieve with it.

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Information Literacy Weblog: Banned Books Week

Information Literacy Weblog: Banned Books Week | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

"30 Sept - 6 Oct is Banned Books Week, which is obviously AGAINST banning books. There is a home page at http://bannedbooksweek.org/ and a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bannedbooksweek This is a US (particularly American Library Association) organised event, but e.g. you can post your favourite "Banned" title on the Facebook page."

 

Sheila Webber

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Information Literacy Weblog: Latest version of WASSAIL free infolit assessment tool available

Information Literacy Weblog: Latest version of WASSAIL free infolit assessment tool available | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

WASSAIL version 3.1 is now available for free download. This application enables you to manage question and response data from information literacy sessions, pre- and post-tests from credit-bearing information literacy (IL) courses, and user surveys.

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Citelighter (The Pinterest For Research) Launches Massive Global Learning Database

Citelighter (The Pinterest For Research) Launches Massive Global Learning Database | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

"For those of you who haven't heard of the new(ish) startup Citelighter, take note: it's a pretty awesome tool. I've been playing around with it and chatted with founders of the company last week and am thoroughly impressed."

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Information Literacy Weblog: 2 short research papers: Social Media as Information Source, and; Developing an IL game

Information Literacy Weblog: 2 short research papers: Social Media as Information Source, and; Developing an IL game | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
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JCS Publisher Workshop - Wednesday 10th October 2012 - Cheshire, UK (free event)

JCS Publisher Workshop - Wednesday 10th October 2012 - Cheshire, UK (free event) | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it


Hosted by Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College, Cheshire, UK


12:00 – 12:30 Welcome and introductions with sandwich lunch (sponsored by EBSCO)
12:30 – 13:00 Importance of online resources for schools and colleges from trusted
sources – Joyce Martin, JCS
13:00 – 13:30 NewsVault TM – Oliver Howe, Gale Cengage Learning
13:30 – 14:00 Credo Reference – JCS (on behalf of Credo)
14:00– 14:30 History, Science and Literary Reference Centers – Richard Debenham, EBSCO
14:30 – 15:15 Tea and hands-on time
15:15 – 15:30 Philip Allan Magazine Online Archives, Philip Allan A-Z Handbooks Online,
Living Language and Literature Online – JCS (on behalf of Hodder Education)
15:30 – 16:00 Next steps – Joyce Martin, JCS

 

To book a place on this workshop, please complete the online booking form at: http://www.jcsonlineresources.org/events-booking-form

 

Or to view the programme for the day go to: http://www.jcsonlineresources.org/sites/default/files/Events/JCS%20Workshop%20Programme_Cheadle%20Hulme%2010.10.2012.pdf

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Why do students cheat? ...educators say most students do so unwittingly

Why do students cheat? ...educators say most students do so unwittingly | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

This summer, celebrity journalists Jonah Lehrer and Fareed Zakaria were castigated for their blatant plagiarism. While those high-profile writers may have faked it to advance their careers, most students in British Columbia plagiarize because of intense pressure to get good grades, poor time management or out of ignorance of proper citation, educators say.

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Copy and paste pupils could come unstuck - news - TES

Copy and paste pupils could come unstuck - news - TES | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Use of essay websites threatens learning, headteachers warn

 

A growing "copy and paste" culture that sees pupils turning to online essay banks and other internet sites for help with school work is threatening learning, heads and teachers have warned.

Their comments follow the launch of a new essay website, which stands accused of enabling pupils to cheat.

 

MarkedbyTeachers.com allows pupils to view 170,000 completed essays, coursework and other assignments linked to GCSEs, A levels and the International Baccalaureate (IB) for a charge of £4.99 a month or £37.50 a year. "Get inspired!" the publicity reads. "Use the new ideas, inspiration and advice to write your own really awesome essays!"

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Making games for libraries - A day of making games for information literacy instruction!

Making games for libraries - A day of making games for information literacy instruction! | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

We will play one or two games to start the day, followed by a short talk on games and play to help give context for the day.

 

The bulk of the day will then consist of group work - creating and prototyping games for use within your libraries.

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Chat literacy - Topic 1: What is your conception of information literacy (IL)?

Chat literacy - Topic 1: What is your conception of information literacy (IL)? | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Welcome everyone to Chat Literacy’s inaugural e-discussion! The topic of our discussion - Conceptions of Information Literacy in an international context – feels like an appropriate starting point to commence what will become regular e-discussions on this learning platform.

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Wikipedia events: British Library Training programme 2012

Details of the free workshops and training courses run by British Library information specialists. These workshops will enable you to carry out effective research and to make best use of the British Library collections.

 

Includes:

 

Wikipedia events


Wikipedia for Researchers
Friday 7th September, 12:00-13:00, British Library Conference Centre, Chaucer Room
This 1 hour bite-size talk will provide an introduction to Wikipedia and its community. Andrew will introduce ways Wikipedia can be used by researchers, as well as discussing research done using Wikipedia as a subject.


Introduction to Wikipedia
Monday 24th September, 14:00-16:00, British Library Conference Centre, Chaucer Room
This 2 hour workshop will involve a short general introduction to the Wikipedia projects and a discussion of how they are created and developed, followed by a more in-depth practical session involving learning the basics of editing and engaging with other contributors. Please bring a laptop; there is wireless internet access, but computers are not provided.


Places are free but limited, so please book your place soon to avoid disappointment by emailing Claire Packham, specifying which of the sessions you wish to attend.

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Information Literacy OER wiki! - Nancy Graham and Jane Secker

Welcome to the IL OER wiki! This wiki was set up by Nancy Graham and Jane Secker as part of our attempts to build a community of practice for sharing information literacy teaching and learning materials as open educational resources.

 

The site includes:

 

- A list of OER initiatives
- Information about recent and past events on this topic
- Details about how to get involved

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SEEK! A game for Information Literacy Instruction

SEEK! A game for Information Literacy Instruction | Information Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

"I'm Andrew Walsh, an Academic Librarian and National Teaching Fellow.

 

I want to get students excited about developing their information literacy, but let's face it - that's a losing battle... Instead, how about making information literacy instruction as interesting, active and engaging as possible and make sure some deep learning takes place?

 

Once of the ways I've been trying to do this recently is through games. This crowdfunding attempt is to help develop a non-digital, quick and easy to use card game that can be used in one-shot, 50 minute information literacy sessions..."

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