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21CIF: Locate, Evaluate and Ethically use Digital information: Co Curators: Dennis O'Connor & Carl Heine
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Research guides - The National Archives

Research guides - The National Archives | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
The research guidance listed below can help you explore a particular historical subject.

Each guide indicates how to find access and understand records to support your research. Records at The National Archives are arranged by government department or court
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Help with researching the national archives.

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Keeping Up with… Digital Pedagogy

Keeping Up with… Digital Pedagogy | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Digital pedagogy focuses specifically on the use of technology to break down learning barriers and enhance students’ learning experiences. By definition, its existence dates back to the earliest use of digital tools in classrooms -- however, larger awareness of the need for digital pedagogy has emerged only in the last decade or so, in recognition of the changing relationship between students and computers, handheld devices, social media, and more.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 1, 2017 2:07 AM

A useful short article.

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Citations are more than merely assigning credit – their inclusion (or not) conditions how colleagues regard and evaluate your work

Citations are more than merely assigning credit – their inclusion (or not) conditions how colleagues regard and evaluate your work | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
The significance of citations goes far beyond energising and rewarding academic competition. Patrick Dunleavy outlines why citations are so important; from setting up a specialist discourse in an e…

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Why citations are important.

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Danah Boyd: Did Media Literacy Backfire? – Data & Society: Points

Danah Boyd: Did Media Literacy Backfire? – Data & Society: Points | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Danah Boyd:

 

What Is Truth?


As a huge proponent for media literacy for over a decade, I’m struggling with the ways in which I missed the mark. The reality is that my assumptions and beliefs do not align with most Americans. Because of my privilege as a scholar, I get to see how expert knowledge and information is produced and have a deep respect for the strengths and limitations of scientific inquiry. Surrounded by journalists and people working to distribute information, I get to see how incentives shape information production and dissemination and the fault lines of that process. I believe that information intermediaries are important, that honed expertise matters, and that no one can ever be fully informed. As a result, I have long believed that we have to outsource certain matters and to trust others to do right by us as individuals and society as a whole. This is what it means to live in a democracy, but, more importantly, it’s what it means to live in a society.

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Researcher Danah Boyd asks tough questions about media literacy.  The most thought provoking questions are those with no clear answer.  This article will shake your point of view and get you thinking. 

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Zotero | Grab your research with a single click

Zotero | Grab your research with a single click | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Zotero collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages, and really anything else. Zotero automatically indexes the full-text content of your library, enabling you to find exactly what you're looking for with just a few keystrokes.
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I've used Diigo for years. Changes in the Diigo interface just aren't working for me so I'm ready to try some alternatives.  


This tool was recommended to me by one of my graduate students. I'm going to give it a go.  If any of you have tried this, let me know? 

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Terry Yelmene's curator insight, October 6, 2015 9:54 AM

Everytime I learn more, I keep reporting that Zotero is absolutely my favorite tool that I DON'T USE.  If I didn't LOVE DevonThinkPRO... so very much...  I'd...

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The Results Are In: Libraries Matter. — Room to Read Insider — Medium

The Results Are In: Libraries Matter. - Room to Read Insider - Medium
Measuring the impact of thousands of libraries across multiple countries is quite a formidable undertaking, but with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, we commissioned an independent, external research team to examine our libraries in Laos, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Zambia, and South Africa. To establish a baseline, we began evaluations at the schools before a Room to Read library was established and tracked progress in reading habits over the course of two years.
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This international study confirms the national research: Libraries matter! 

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Keith Curry Lance: Limitless Libraries Full-Report

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Keith Curry Lance - his research is always profound.

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Open access: six myths to put to rest

Open access: six myths to put to rest | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Open access to research is still held back by misunderstandings repeated by people who should know better, says Peter Suber
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Essential information to help you dispel the myths and shine the light on Open Access Research. (Let's tag it Open Educational Resources for now.)

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 24, 2014 4:03 PM

You've slaved over your research. You want an audience for your thinking..  The pundits you've been hearing are saying....


Understand the terrain. Discover the truth beyond the myths about Open access research publication.

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Scaffolding the Research Process

Presentation from Internet Librarian West on strategies for supporting students in the library research process; based on Carol Kuhlthau's model

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 12, 2014 3:57 PM

This is an important skill for students to learn. This slides how is a great step-by-step approach to teaching it.

Lourense Das's curator insight, January 13, 2014 1:11 PM

PPT on the internet and the research process: all the basics and more

Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 2014 3:06 PM

Presentation relating to the research process

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Google Docs & Research: How-To?

Google Docs & Research: How-To? | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

When students are doing research, they sometimes struggle with citing their sources or moving beyond a quick search with Google.com. The Google Docs Research Pane helps to facilitate searching for and citing sources. By going to Tools –> Research, the Research Pane pops up on the right hand side! You can search Google, images, scholar, quotes, and dictionary! By dragging and dropping certain content (e.g. images), not only will the material appear, but a footnote (in MLA, Chicago, or APA format).

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, December 17, 2013 6:26 AM

Great one.

Colleen Adam's curator insight, December 17, 2013 3:25 PM

Great tips for how to integrate use of GoogleDocs into research activites to help support ethical use of information.

Aunty Alice's curator insight, December 30, 2013 6:08 PM

What a big help in saving time and achieving accuracy. 

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Information Literacy and Engaging the 21st Century Learner -- 3rd edition

Digital literacy, research skills, and other information literacy skills are essential for today's learners. This video explains why these literacies are ess...

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Game Based Learning for Information Literacy Instruction. - University of Huddersfield Repository

Game Based Learning for Information Literacy Instruction. - University of Huddersfield Repository | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Walsh, Andrew (2013) Game Based Learning for Information Literacy Instruction. In: European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL), 22 to 25 October 2013, Istanbul, Turkey. (Unpublished)

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, October 26, 2013 10:49 AM

I have a set of SEEK!  and my 6th form students love it. I have yet to test Source but hope it has the same Reaction. 

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School Library Impact Studies | Keith Curry Lance

School Library Impact Studies | Keith Curry Lance | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Keith’s latest research on the impact of school libraries and librarians is being pursued on several fronts: a major, federally-funded, statewide study in Pennsylvania; and a Colorado replication of a national study that documents the impact of the Great Recession and its aftermath on school library staffing and thereby on students’ reading scores. - See more at: http://keithcurrylance.com/school-library-impact-studies/#sthash.XODVRigp.dpuf
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Keith has produced the definitive research on the effectiveness of libraries. 

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Bielefeld Academic Search Engine: Dramatic Growth of Open Access 

Bielefeld Academic Search Engine: Dramatic Growth of Open Access  | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Arguably the best indicator of the global collaborative growth of open access, whether through archives or publications, is the ongoing impressive growth of what we can access through the Bielefeld Academic Search Engine, which surpassed two major milestones in 2016: over 100 million documents (about 60% open access) and 5,000 content providers.
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Here's an OER oriented Search engine worth investigating.

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Why are citations important in research writing? – Writing For Research – Medium

Why are citations important in research writing? – Writing For Research – Medium | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Yet the significance of citations goes far beyond energizing and rewarding scientific and academic competition, and for PhDers and early career researchers it is worth briefly enumerating these…

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Citations and research writing -- you can't have one without the other!

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MaryAnn Krzyminski's curator insight, April 14, 2017 8:06 PM
Research
 
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"Yet the significance of citations goes far beyond energizing and rewarding scientific and academic competition..."
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Why are citations important in research writing?
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NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Library Edition

NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Library Edition | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Library Edition

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Research to help you see what's coming over the next 5 years.

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Why is MIT ignoring 25 years of research into online learning? | Tony Bates

Why is MIT ignoring 25 years of research into online learning? | Tony Bates | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Tony Bates: "In my previous post, there were two sessions at the LINC 2013 conference that referred specifically to MIT’s own strategies for technology-enabled learning within MIT. These resulted in my asking the following question towards the end of the conference:


Why is MIT ignoring 25 years of research into online learning and 100 years research into how students learn in its design of online courses? "

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It's more complex that 'nerds vs. educators' but sometimes it does feel like the MOOC revolution is driven by the hardware & software with little regard for the hard won and deeply researched lessons learned since the days when online learning was considered the Devil's stepchild.


Bate knows online learning as well as anyone on the planet. With the entrepreneur-tech-ed pundits listen?  Obviously not. 8-(

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ERBRAINS MICROSOFT DYNAMICS's curator insight, August 10, 2015 12:46 AM

It's more complex that 'nerds vs. educators' but sometimes it does feel like the MOOC revolution is driven by the hardware & software with little regard for the hard won and deeply researched lessons learned since the days when online learning was considered the Devil's stepchild.

 

Bate knows online learning as well as anyone on the planet. With the entrepreneur-tech-ed pundits listen?  Obviously not. 8-(

denobisipsis's curator insight, August 10, 2015 3:01 AM

It's more complex that 'nerds vs. educators' but sometimes it does feel like the MOOC revolution is driven by the hardware & software with little regard for the hard won and deeply researched lessons learned since the days when online learning was considered the Devil's stepchild.

 

Bate knows online learning as well as anyone on the planet. With the entrepreneur-tech-ed pundits listen?  Obviously not. 8-(

Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, August 10, 2015 4:43 AM

It's more complex that 'nerds vs. educators' but sometimes it does feel like the MOOC revolution is driven by the hardware & software with little regard for the hard won and deeply researched lessons learned since the days when online learning was considered the Devil's stepchild.

 

Bate knows online learning as well as anyone on the planet. With the entrepreneur-tech-ed pundits listen?  Obviously not. 8-(

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Top Journals for e-Learning Research | e-Learning and Virtual Teams

Top Journals for e-Learning Research | e-Learning and Virtual Teams | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
After conducting a systematic literature search across disciplines, our researchers have identified roughly 1,600 relevant academic journal articles, conference proceedings, and graduate dissertations on e-learning and virtual teams published in the past decade.
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This will make your inner librarian smile. 

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Academic citation practices need to be modernized so that all references are digital and lead to full texts.

Academic citation practices need to be modernized so that all references are digital and lead to full texts. | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Finally, let me plead directly with any readers who exercise power in the scholarly publication process — because you edit a journal or a book series, you work for a publisher or undertake editing for authors, or you are a powerful person in your professional academic association. Look hard at the rules, conventions and styles that you are currently applying. Can you honestly say that your legacy requirements meet contemporary needs and have adapted to the digital dissemination of scholarship? Are your citation rules designed in a ‘born digital’ way? Do they foster open access and the replicability of research by getting the full texts of source materials in front of readers in the most direct and simple way possible? If not, why not think about changing?
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Common sense ideas for the 21st century.  I particularly appreciate the thinking about OER as the preferred primary resource. 

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What can you do with Shakespeare in a database?

What can you do with Shakespeare in a database? | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Pick a play. Click a line. Instantly  see articles on JSTOR that reference
the line.


JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization helping the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways. 

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What librarian wouldn't love this? 21st Century Meets the 1600's. Indexed Genius. The intersection of Shakespeare, scholarship, and databases.  Ah....

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 14, 2014 1:19 PM

Here's a fine tool for school, or for anyone with a love for language and a fascination for electronic intersection. 

Peter Balanck's curator insight, December 21, 2014 9:04 AM

Tudor technology.....

GwynethJones's curator insight, December 21, 2014 1:10 PM

The better question is, what can't you do!? LOL

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What do your stakeholders know about school library programs?


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, February 27, 2014 6:28 PM

Even though there is substantial evidence about the significant benefits of school libraries it is often ignored and dismissed.

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How Freshman Conduct Research Once they enter College


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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, December 19, 2013 7:31 AM
Important TL reading! What about non-novice freshmen?
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#MyZeitgeist: 2013 Student Challenge |

#MyZeitgeist: 2013 Student Challenge | | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

To look back at every triumph, tragedy and trend, Google creates an annual Zeitgeist, a summary of the biggest events of the year as seen through the eyes of the search engine. This year, NewsHour Extra partnered with Google to offer you, the student, the opportunity to create your own Zeitgeist by compiling the events that have made the biggest impact on your own life using the storytelling tool Meograph.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 9, 2013 12:37 PM

Here's a terrific way to promote 21st Century research and publication skills. 

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Jonathan Stray » The editorial search engine

Jonathan Stray » The editorial search engine | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

It’s impossible to build a computer system that helps people find or filter information without at some point making editorial judgements. That’s because search and collaborative filtering algorithms embody human judgement about what is important to know. I’ve been pointing this out for years, and it seems particularly relevant to the journalism profession today as it grapples with the digital medium. It’s this observation which is the bridge between the front page and the search results page, and it suggests a new generation of digital news products that are far more useful than just online translations of a newspaper.

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Thoughts on journalism, research, learning and curation...

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Buffy Hamilton: Libraries as ‘Sponsors of Literacies’: Diving Deep to Expose Narratives & Metanarratives | DMLcentral

Buffy Hamilton: Libraries as ‘Sponsors of Literacies’: Diving Deep to Expose Narratives & Metanarratives | DMLcentral | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

By exploring “who or what underwrites occasions of literacy learning and use” (Brandt, The Sponsors of Literacy 2), librarians are much better positioned to better understand and contextualize these three key issues identified by Brandt (6):



1.  How the access, organization, and privileging of literacy opportunities are impacted by issues related to race, class, and gender.
2.  How literacy sponsors contribute to what Brandt defines as the literacy crisis:  the perceived gap between rising standards for achievement and people’s ability to meet them.
3.  How might sponsors of literacy interpret their ability to provide resources and opportunities that help people transform their uses of literacy that facilitate identity development, agency and social mobility?

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As always, Buffy Hamilton's research and thinking are provocative and informative.

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