1st Edition

Reinventing information literacy to empower learners

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ISBN 9781783300129
Published May 7, 2014 by Facet Publishing
250 Pages

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Book Description

This new book presents a comprehensive structure for information literacy theory that will help your students grasp an understanding of the critical thinking and reflection required to engage in technology spaces as savvy producers, collaborators, and sharers.

Today's learners communicate, create, and share information using a range of information technologies such as social media, blogs, microblogs, wikis, mobile devices and apps, virtual worlds, and MOOCs.

In their new book, respected information literacy experts Mackey and Jacobson present a comprehensive structure for information literacy theory that builds on decades of practice while recognizing the knowledge required for an expansive and interactive information environment. The concept of metaliteracy expands the scope of traditional information skills (determine, access, locate, understand, produce, and use information) to include the collaborative production and sharing of information in participatory digital environments (collaborate, produce, and share) prevalent in today’s world.

Combining theory and case studies, the authors: show why media literacy, visual literacy, digital literacy, and a host of other specific literacies are critical for informed citizens in the 21st century; offer a framework for engaging in today's information environments as active, self-reflective, and critical contributors to these collaborative spaces; and connect metaliteracy to such topics as metadata, the semantic web, metacognition, open education, distance learning, and digital storytelling.

Readership: Any librarian involved in teaching information literacy, LIS students, academics and researchers.

Table of Contents

Foreword – Sheila Webber 1. Developing a metaliteracy framework to promote metacognitive learning 2. Metaliteracy in the open age of social media 3. Metaliteracy as an integrated model of related literacies 4. Global trends in emerging literacies 5. Survey of the field: from theoretical frameworks to praxis 6. The evolution of a dedicated information literacy course toward mtaliteracy 7. Exploring digital storytelling from a metaliteracy perspective.

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