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<ul><li> 1. Information and digital literacy at LSE Dr Jane Secker LSE Centre for Learning Technology COFHE LASEG / IL Group TeachMeet 23rd May 2011</li></ul> <p> 2. Overview </p> <ul><li>Definitions of information and digital literacy and useful models </li></ul> <ul><li>Information &amp; digital literacy in practice at LSE </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Undergraduates </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>PhD students </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Staff </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 3. Definition of information literacy </p> <ul><li>Information literacy empowers people in all walks of life to seek, evaluate, use and create information effectively to achieve their personal, social, occupational and educational goals. It is a basic human right in a digital world and promotes social inclusion in all nations. </li></ul> <ul><li>UNESCO (2005) Alexandria Proclamation </li></ul> <ul><li> 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. </li></ul> <ul><li>CILIP (2004) Information literacy definition </li></ul> <p> 4. Definition of digital literacy </p> <ul><li> the skills, knowledge and understanding that enables critical, creative, discerning and safe practices when engaging with digital technologies in all areas of life</li></ul> <ul><li>FutureLab, (2010) </li></ul> <p> 5. 6. New SCONUL model 7. FutureLab (2010) model of digital literacy 8. IL in practice at LSE </p> <ul><li>Information skills classes run by Library </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Open to all students focus on PGTs and UGs </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Optional run each term </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Covers using library resources, literature searching, internet searching, citing and referencing, Endnote, keeping up to date </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Taught by Library staff </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Full programme listed onLSE Library website </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 9. Embedding IL in undergraduate study </p> <ul><li>LSE100 is a core course for all undergraduate students (pilot in 2009/10 now compulsory) </li></ul> <ul><li>Understanding the cause of things: thinking like a social scientist </li></ul> <ul><li>Tackles the big questions in the social sciences and taught by leading academics </li></ul> <ul><li>Has information, methodological and communication skills embedded</li></ul> <ul><li>An online tutorial is available to students in Moodle to support the essay writing process </li></ul> <ul><li>Evidence suggests students who use the tutorial perform better in final exam - need further research </li></ul> <p> 10. DL in practice at LSE </p> <ul><li>Digital literacy classes run by CLT and Library </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Open to all staff and PhD students </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Optional run each term </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Cover using web 2.0 tools (social networking, social bookmarking, Twitter, blogging), internet searching, keeping up to date, managing your web presence </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Taught by CLT and Library staff </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Further information onCLT website </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 11. The MI512 programme </p> <ul><li>Information and digital literacy course comprising of six 2 hour workshops </li></ul> <ul><li>Aimed primarily at new PhD students </li></ul> <ul><li>Builds up skills over programme </li></ul> <ul><li>Specialist advice and support from liaison librarians </li></ul> <ul><li>Taught by CLT / Library staff </li></ul> <ul><li>Supported online inMoodle </li></ul> <p> 12. Course contents </p> <ul><li>Week 1: Starting a literature search </li></ul> <ul><li>Week 2: Going beyond Google </li></ul> <ul><li>Week 3: Locating research publications</li></ul> <ul><li>Week 4: Specialist materials: primary sources</li></ul> <ul><li>Week 5: Managing information </li></ul> <ul><li>Week 6: Next steps and keeping up to date </li></ul> <ul><li>Overview onLSE Library website </li></ul> <p> 13. Course structure </p> <ul><li>Pre-course assessment </li></ul> <ul><li>Activity based workshops all in computer classrooms </li></ul> <ul><li>Support in Moodle but primarily F2F </li></ul> <ul><li>Based around SCONUL 7 pillars and designed (and redesigned) to support student learning </li></ul> <ul><li>Post course evaluation </li></ul> <ul><li>Tailored feedback given to each student</li></ul> <p> 14. What next at LSE? </p> <ul><li>Draft information and digital literacy strategy needs to be adopted </li></ul> <ul><li>More closely align training programmes to the Researcher Development Framework </li></ul> <ul><li>Continue to work collaboratively with other training providers across LSE to avoid duplication and better target training </li></ul> <ul><li>Follow on course to MI512 </li></ul> <ul><li>Further evaluation of impact of LSE100 </li></ul> <p> 15. Useful references </p> <ul><li>Jones, C, Ramanau, R, Cross, S and Healing, G (2010) Net generation or Digital Natives: Is there a distinct new generation entering university?,Computers &amp; Education ,54, (3) , 722-732. </li></ul> <ul><li>Margaryan, A and Littlejohn, A. (2009). Are digital natives a myth or reality? Students use of technologies for learning. Available at:http://www.academy. gcal .ac.uk/anoush/documents/DigitalNativesMythOrReality-MargaryanAndLittlejohn-draft-111208. pdf(Accessed 2nd June 2010)</li></ul> <ul><li>Rowlands, I. et alThe Google generation: the information behaviour of the researcher of the future,Aslib Proceedings New Information Perspectives , 60, (4) 290-310.</li></ul> <ul><li>SCONUL (2011) The SCONUL 7 Pillars Core model. Available at:http://www. sconul .ac. uk/groups/information_literacy/seven_pillars .html </li></ul> <ul><li>Secker, Jane and Macrae-Gibson, Rowena.(2011) Evaluating MI512: an information literacy course for PhD students.Library Review , 60 (2). pp. 96-107. ISSN 0024-2535. Available at:http: //eprints . lse .ac.uk/32975/ </li></ul> <ul><li>Secker, Jane and Chatzigavriil, Athina and Leape, Jonathan (2010) The impact of technologies in a first year undergraduate course for social scientists. In: European Conference on E-learning (ECEL 2010), 4 - 5th November 2010, Porto, Portugal. Available at:http: //eprints . lse .ac.uk/32968/ </li></ul> <p> 16. Contact details </p> <ul><li>Emailj. [email_address] .ac. uk </li></ul> <ul><li>Twitter @jsecker </li></ul> <ul><li>Personal Bloghttp: //elearning . lse .ac. uk/blogs/socialsoftware/ </li></ul> <ul><li>DELILA Project Blog </li></ul> <ul><li>http: //delilaopen . wordpress .com </li></ul> <ul><li>Arcadia Fellow for Easter Term based at Wolfson College / CARET so do get in touch!</li></ul>