Howard Rheingold on New Literacies – Crap Detection

This is a long video but worth watching.  Howard Rheingold talks about literacy, information literacy, digital literacy and critical thinking. One of the things that stands out to me is he borrows the term “crap detection” from Ernest Hemingway. So while he is applying it to the internet the importance of critical thinking has been around long before the internet. It is not a new skill, but … Continue reading Howard Rheingold on New Literacies – Crap Detection

Video from Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=8061367&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy from Knight Foundation on Vimeo. In October 2009 the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy released its report.  The report itself is over 100 pages and worth reading.  It is available to download as a pdf or to read online. If you just want the bottom line, you … Continue reading Video from Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy

Transliteracy is 3D

Since posting the Libraries and Transliteracy slideshow I’ve been asked many times to define transliteracy. Its a slippery term, people often confuse it with digital literacy or technology literacy. Sometimes I’m not sure I even have a good grasp on the concept. So a colleague and I sat out to hash out the details, here is what we came up with. Transliteracy is 3D http://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=transliteracyis3dshorter-100203210210-phpapp02&rel=0&stripped_title=transliteracyis3-d-shorterContinue reading Transliteracy is 3D

My second session of the day – Information Literacy: using technology to reach and teach students

Information literacy synchronous & asynchronous communication online tutorial camtasia to record screen & add audio library instructional videos library blog – rss feed to libraries page meebo for IM service on ground instructions nilrc.org/imlis/default.asp _ NILRC information literacy toolkit Continue reading My second session of the day – Information Literacy: using technology to reach and teach students