Friday, 30 March 2007
Pages 38 onwards are interesting to look at, especially in light of our listing of info skills for different levels. What is perhaps an area of concern is the level of skills students are expected to have for Highers. Do our students not yet have these skills or are we going over old ground?
Thursday, 29 March 2007
Just a couple of things for people to take a look at from this years LILAC Conference. I'll give a full report at our next Information exchange meeting:
Information Literacy module from Edge Hill: this module is hosted on their VLE and makes use of informs tutorials and self assessment quizzes, Edge Hill have kindly offered to provide access until the 13th April. I'll e-mail everyone with the URL and password.
Jane Falconer from the London Health Libraries also advertised free access to the CLIST repository of learning sets .
EBSCO was advertising free access to a number of resources including Dynamed, LISTA and the Teacher Reference Centre. If anyone is interested in having these added to our users profile please contact Steve the EBSCO rep. For more information please see the following EBSCO webpage.
Finally the big launch this year was for LolliPop an online IL course aimed at enquiries desk staff. The material is going to be made freely available and a link LolliPop should be appearing shortly on the Information skills website
Please let me know if you would like any further information on any of the above.
Wednesday, 21 March 2007
It contains some useful descriptions of new services/technologies, raises the issue of whether this is a new phase of the web or not and highlights some interesting issues (the big 6) behind Web 2.0:
1 Individual production and User Generated Content
2 Harnessing the power of the crowd
3 Data on an epic scale
4 Architecture of Participation
5 Network effects, power laws and the Long Tail
Definitely worth a read to feed into our learning curve about this area of development.
Wednesday, 7 March 2007
I have just received some material from James Fraser at St Martin's on their Information Fluency framework, which I heard about whilst attending the "Teaching IL effectively in HE" course in Carlisle last Monday.
The pack includes a brochure, the St Martin's Teaching and Learning Strategy '06-'09 (which I believe officially recognises the IF framework), the IF annual report '05/'06 and a document on learning outcomes.
I will place these documents in the black journal boxes once I've had a look at them, and will also send round my write-up of the above event in due course.