Infolit ANGEL:. Courseware, Information Literacy and outreach to adult learners - a case study. DCULT/CeLC 2011, Halifax April 27 2011 Betty Braaksma, University of Manitoba Libraries. Examining new arrivals in Immigration Examination Hall, Pier 21, Halifax, NS, March 1952.
Courseware, Information Literacy and outreach to adult learners - a case study
DCULT/CeLC 2011, Halifax
April 27 2011
Betty Braaksma, University of Manitoba Libraries
“As Digital Immigrants learn…to adapt to their environment, they always retain, to some degree, their "accent," that is, their foot in the past…
There are hundreds of examples of the digital immigrant accent. They include printing out your email…needing to print out a document written on the computer in order to edit it; and bringing people physically into your office to see an interesting web site (rather than just sending them the URL)…
Those of us who are Digital Immigrants can, and should, laugh at ourselves and our “accent.” Marc Prensky 2001
“The Digital Literacy course, part of the CETL, begins May 4, 2009.
To be literate in a particular age (or subset of society) is to possess proficiency in the media and tools of the generation. Organizations today expect employees to be literate with text, scientific-thinking, media, images, and, increasingly, social technologies. The American Library Association defines information literacy as “the set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information.” Microsoft defines digital literacy skills as: “basic computer concepts and skills so that people can use computer technology in everyday life to develop new social and economic opportunities for themselves, their families, and their communities.” In education, calls are issued for increased emphasis on 21st century skills – the combination of core skills with media, technology, life, learning, and innovation skills.”
Peter mentioned you were interested in co-teaching our upcoming course on digital literacies...do you have time to meet next week thur/fri to discuss?
There are many definitions of information literacy (infolit/IL). Most are similar to:
“Information literacy is knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner.” - CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals)
“Developing and Managing Digital/Technology Literacy and Effective Learning Skills in Adult Learners”, Jeffrey Hsu, Zhongxian Wang, Karin Hamilton.International Journal of Digital Literacy and Digital Competence (IJDLDC) Volume: 2 Issue: 1. 2011
“Part of learning about digital literacies is experiencing them, so active participation in the course is essential. Students will be evaluated in 3 areas:”
Characteristics of authentic activity:
Authentic activities and online learning HERDSA 2002
“I wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed this course. It was my last one of the certificate and I think it was my favorite. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!"