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It seems that Shia LaBeouf isn't the only one getting in trouble for 'being inspired' by the works of the others - French viral video site Minutebuzz is in hot water for selling plagiarized love story to Coca Cola
The information society is upon us and with it comes the constant barrage of information accessible wherever, whenever. This book explores the role of knowledge prevalent in society, and investigates the dangers lurking in information technology and democracy as a whole.
Information is a condition for a robust democracy; people should vote based on sound information. But sound information doesn’t come easy and without labor. It must be properly handled and formatted before it is useful for deliberation, decision and action. In the information age, understanding the means by which information is processed becomes a crucial democratic instrument for the individual as well as the group.
Buffer I came across a good post from JuastAdandAk the other day. it covers many of the the things we talk about on the blog and podcast. What I really liked though is their break down of the five core steps of curation (also the graphic is great as well) 1. Find : Track other digital curators to emulate / learn from. I had a call the other day with someone asking if we had a what I consider a listening platform in our tool. We don’t and we haven’t built on for 2 simple reasons. It’s easy (beyond easy) …
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As an information literacy instructor at Auburn University, it has been a perpetual struggle to teach students how to successfully search for library resources when they come to their one-time library sessions with only a broad paper topic and no idea how to narrow it down. A student recently told me regarding an English composition due in a few days, “The topic is so broad, I can’t pick an argument. I don’t even know where to start.” I began encouraging students to use a resource that they feel comfortable with as a starting point—Wikipedia.
The attached files are games and activities developed by Adam Edwards and Vanessa Hill to support teaching information literacy skills at Middlesex University. Some of the games will need laminating and cutting up for use in multiple sets. You can use these for your own teaching. We just ask that you tell us if you make new versions as we like to build on new ideas.
"In Finland, media and information literacy (MIL) is seen
as civic competence; important to every citizen from an early age. The term media education (mediakasvatus in Finnish) refers to the educational actions promoting MIL and the skills related to it. Take a look at how Finnish media education is promoted through national policies and in various organizations and projects. Get a taste of a few shining examples based on joint national efforts, and see a brief history of how Finland has developed into a forerunner in media education."
Online instructors face the challenges of keeping a course up to date, engaging students, and maintaining integrity. Having students generate some of the course content can address all three of these challenges.