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Information literacy, Media Literacy, Transliteracy and so on
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The wheels on the digital literacy bus... get a prize | Latest Industry News | News | Features, Press and Policy | BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

An innovative approach to digital literacy in Sweden - a big yellow bus - has been given an award by the European Commission for best e-government practice, reports the Guardian.
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Digital Literacy for senior citizens can be done!

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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 | Amongst Literacies | 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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Fiction in 2043: Looking back from the future

Fiction in 2043: Looking back from the future | Amongst Literacies | Scoop.it
Time-travelling author Ewan Morrison reports back on what he's seen of the future of literature
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Sometimes exaggeration are needed to make a point, this article is perhaps less about the future of fiction but more about the kind of consumer society we live in today.

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Center for Media Literacy

Center for Media Literacy | Amongst Literacies | Scoop.it
The Center for Media Literacy provides you with a wide selection of teaching tools, carefully evaluated for their quality and importance to the field.
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Information Literacy Weblog

Information Literacy Weblog | Amongst Literacies | Scoop.it
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Sheila Webber is a faculty member in the Information School, University of Sheffield, UK and Director of the Centre for Information Literacy Research. This is her blog useful to keep a tab on things in IL.

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Children's Reading Today | National Literacy Trust

This report outlines findings that relate to children and young people's reading habits, taken from our second annual literacy survey , which we conducted in November/December 2011 and in which nearly 21,000 young people aged 8 to 16 participated.
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It is intresting to see that so many children found reading enjoyable but did not have time for it. Here is an extract of some key stats on how children read today:

 

‘72.9% of young people read paper-based materials

 63.8% read using a computer

55.9% read on their mobile phone.

20.4% read using an iPad

21.1% read using other electronic devices.

8.8% read using a Kindle (see Table 12, p. 29).

 

62% read paper-based materials as well as at least one technology-based medium

17.8% read paper-based texts only

 20.2% don't read any paper-based texts at all'

 

Reference: Clark, C. (2012). Children’s and Young People’s Reading

Today. Findings from the 2011 National Literacy Trust’s annual survey. London: National Literacy Trust.

 

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Transliteracy Research Group: Video of Keynote Lecture at 3Ts ...

Transliteracy Research Group: Video of Keynote Lecture at 3Ts ... | Amongst Literacies | Scoop.it
I've been sent videos of 3 lectures at the 3Ts conference at SUNY Empire State College on 15 March 2013. My talk is embedded below and features introductions by the college provost, Deborah Amery, and the Dean, Tom Mackey.
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Recent Lectures from the transliteracy research group. If you don't know transliteracy as a term start with browsing the blog here: http://nlabnetworks.typepad.com/transliteracy/ !

 

 

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Saving Kids from Sneaky Online Marketing - The Digital Shift

Saving Kids from Sneaky Online Marketing - The Digital Shift | Amongst Literacies | Scoop.it
Every day young people are being bombarded by subtly manipulative forms of marketing on their favorite websites.
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Guiterraz reminds us about the importance of teaching critical thinking skills to children as more ads are aimed at children on free sites.

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Digital Literacy

Digital Literacy | Amongst Literacies | Scoop.it
Digital Literacy, by Anthony Beal: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
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Welcome to Mediasmart

Welcome to Mediasmart | Amongst Literacies | Scoop.it
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Extract from MediaSmart:Media Smart is a not for profit company that develops and provides free of charge educational materials to primary schools, which teach children to think critically about advertising in the context of their daily lives. All of our resources are available to download online and hard copies of our BeAdwise 2 packs can be ordered by contacting us here.

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A New Curriculum for Information Literacy

A New Curriculum for Information Literacy | Amongst Literacies | Scoop.it
transitional | transferable | transformational
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This blog is dedicated to a research project 'A New Curriculum for Information Literacy (ANCIL)' funded by the Arcadia Programme at Cambridge University Library.

 

The original project provided a structured and holistic framework for meeting the information literacy needs of undergraduates entering higher education over the next five years. A second phase looked at Strategies for Implementing the New Curriculum at a number of UK higher education institutions, including Cambridge.

 

 

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Transliteracy- QR Codes and Art

Transliteracy- QR Codes and Art | Amongst Literacies | Scoop.it
Transliteracy is defined on Wikipedia as The ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film...
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Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano blogs about transliteracy in action! This is an amazing example of 21st century learning combining Art , Ipads, QR codes, literacy and use of the library.

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'Choose Your Own Adventure' Returns as an App on Kickstarter - PC Magazine

'Choose Your Own Adventure' Returns as an App on Kickstarter - PC Magazine | Amongst Literacies | Scoop.it
'Choose Your Own Adventure' Returns as an App on Kickstarter
PC Magazine
The famed Choose Your Own Adventure books from the 80s and 90s put you - the reader - in charge of the story, and the series is back with a 21st century twist.
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Interactive fiction has been around for sometime, where lines between  gaming and reading blur. American 'Choose Your Adventure' series is coming out as an app- I see this becoming popular in future.

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