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Are we ready for the age of the mobile? Information @ our fingertips!. Lyn Parker, University Library Lucy Marris , Careers Service Anna Nibbs , USE. 2010 Horizon Report. Emerging technologies should be employed to gain experience in research, problem-based learning, and creativity

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Are we ready for the age of the mobile information @ our fingertips

Are we ready for the age of the mobile? Information @ our fingertips!

Lyn Parker, University Library

Lucy Marris, Careers Service

Anna Nibbs, USE

Learning and Teaching Conference 2011


2010 horizon report
2010 Horizon Report

  • Emerging technologies should be employed to gain experience in research, problem-based learning, and creativity

  • Digital literacy key skill in every discipline

The New Media Consortium | horizon.nmc.org


Potential for mobile learning
Potential for mobile learning

  • Multiple devices, operating systems, browsers

  • 98% mobile phone (50% smart phones)

  • Proliferation of features available

  • 95% laptop ownership (but not carry around)

  • Use phone to communicate, tools eg calculator, calendar, conduct research, access VLE

  • BUT NUS report showed need for more Research Skills instruction



20-credit interdisciplinary module in enterprise and innovation

Developed and delivered by University of Sheffield Enterprise (USE)

Piloting at Levels 2 and 3 from February 2011 onwards


Mih learning methods
MIH learning methods innovation

  • MOLE ‘electronic workbook’

  • Student-led; self-directed

  • Collaborative

  • Few face-to-face sessions – groups will potentially be working remotely

  • Grey literature; web-based content


Mih group assessment
MIH group assessment innovation

  • Partnership with Sheffield City Council - potential to solve ‘real’ problems

  • Work with case studies

  • Generate and develop an idea/innovation

  • Independent investigation

  • Synthesis of information - develop a ‘pitch’ and business plan


Information enterprise and employability
Information, enterprise and employability innovation

  • MIH workbook topics – a ‘toolkit’ for skills development

  • Individual assessment component – reflection on skills

  • Whatever their destination, graduates will need to:

    • Collaborate and share knowledge/information(face-to-face and remotely)

    • Find, appraise, synthesise and present information

    • React quickly to high volumes of information coming from many different sources, and assess and deal with it on the move

    • Maintain and monitor a personal digital footprint/profile


The sheffield graduate a degree with so much more

the innovationSheffieldGRADUATEa degree with so much more….

The 12 distinct TUOS attributes include:

Information literate and IT literate


The employer perspective
The Employer Perspective innovation

…a set of abilities for employees to recognise when information is needed and to locate, evaluate, organize and use information effectively…

(Cheuk, 2002, p. 2)



Over to you
Over to you…. innovation

  • How important are information literacy skills from your perspective?

  • How can students be encouraged to identify, develop and articulate this skill?


Are we ready for the age of the mobile collaboration is the key

Are we ready for the age of the mobile? innovationCollaboration is the key!

Lyn Parker, [email protected]

Lucy Marris, [email protected]

Anna Nibbs, [email protected]

Learning and Teaching Conference 2011


References
References innovation

  • Bradley, C. & Holley, D. (2010) An analysis of first-year business students’ mobile phones and their use for learning. In Creanor, L., Hawkridge, D., Ng, K., Rennie, F. (Eds). “Into something rich and strange” – making sense of the sea-change, pp 89-98. ALT-C 2010. Held 7–9 September 2010, University of Nottingham. Available from: http://repository.alt.ac.uk/797 Accessed 23/12/2010.

  • Cheuk, B. (2002) Information Literacy in the Workplace Context: Issues, Best Practices and Challenges, UNESCO White Paper. Available from: www.nclis.gov/libinter/infolitconf&meet/papers/cheuk-fullpaper.pdf Accessed 23/12/2010.

  • CILIP (2010) Information literacy: definition. Available from: http://www.cilip.org.uk/get-involved/advocacy/learning/information-literacy/Pages/definition.aspx Accessed 23/12/2010.

  • Corrall, S. (2009) Information Literacy: the case for strategic management. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10412/183 Accessed 25/10/2010.

  • De Saulles, M. (2007) Information literacy amongst UK SMEs: an information policy gap, Aslib Proceedings, 59, 1, 68-79.

  • New Media Consortium (2010) The Horizon Report 2010. Available from: http://wp.nmc.org/horizon2010/ Accessed 23/12/2010.

  • Pinchot, G. (1985) Intrapreneuring, why you don't have to leave the corporation to become an entrepreneur. New York: Harper & Row.


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