Stages of Information Fluency. from IF? to OK!. ACS Information Fluency Symposium Atlanta, GA 15-16 February 2002. Susan K. Hagen IF Coordinating Committee. What this presentation encourages:.
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from IF? to OK!
ACS Information Fluency SymposiumAtlanta, GA15-16 February 2002
Susan K. HagenIF Coordinating Committee
Going beyond customary concepts of information and basic skills to a four year developmental model / analogy.
Each year repeating Jim Rettig’s six step model for IF at a higher level
Place this model on a cyclical path of increased complexity and academic professionalism
Four cyclical levels as four years of undergraduate education, moving from general education through a disciplinary major, to being prepared for the next professional step
aims: identification of questions, critical analysis of sources and information, documentation
assignment: general essay
aids: online catalogues, search engines, databases
audience: instructor and classmates; not for the general academic community
aims: framing research questions;critical use of secondary sources
assignment: developed thesis on assigned topics
aids: discipline specific databases; disciplinary software
audience: instructor and disciplinary majors
aims: conceptualization of new research strategies; development of thesis and research steps; identifying appropriate tools and resources
assignment: original thesis
aids: specialized tools, software, instrumentation; individually designed research protocol
audience: disciplinary academic community
aims: recasting of research findings and conclusions for a broader audience, integrating interdisciplinary perspectives, teaching,sharing of new knowledge, “publication”
assignment: reframe research result for accessibility to a broader audience
aids: submissions guidelines for conferences and journals,presentation software, html editors, desktop publishing, word processing applications
audience: general college community, civic community
faculty & students
IT & CS staff
Compare the actual cost of undergraduate education at one of the ACS institutions and the advertised tuition of that school. What conclusion do you draw from this comparison?
Aids might include writing handbooks (hardbound or online) college catalogues, annual reports, institutional websites, Infotrac, Wilson humanities and social science databases, word processing applications.
Compare Shakespeare’s use of three quatrains and a couplet in his sonnets with any other English poet’s use of the octave and sestet of the Italian sonnet.
Aids might include class texts, online library catalogues, bound periodicals in English literature, specialized search engines, humanities databases (MLA Bibliography, CD ROM poetry collections), juried websites, and online journals (Project Muse), online glossaries, word processing applications
EH 470 Senior Seminar in English
Demonstrate how some aspect of fourteenth-century contemporary culture informs Chaucer’s poetry.
Aids might include GIS, electronic concordances and texts, specialized databases, spreadsheets, audio and video applications, textual analysis tools, and quantitative analysis tools
Honors Day / Senior Symposium“Poisons, Potions, and Curatives in Chaurcer’s Canterbury Tales.”
Aids might include speech and presentation guidelines, presentation applications, html editors, desktops publishing, graphical software, and scanners and projection equipment.
Stages in Information Fluency:A scheme for visualization--not a representation of absolute truth
reorganizing& reframinginformation for“publication”
advanced research strategies & project designs
disciplinarytools & resources
basicskills & critical analysis