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March 19, 2010
Writing about web page http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=410821&c=2
Information professionals in higher education spend a considerable amount of time teaching information literacy, either through group sessions or more often one-to-one at the enquiry desk in libraries or learning resource centres. To be information literate is empowering, as it means students have the skills to seek out, appraise, evaluate and use information wisely while at university and beyond.
Interesting reading as I spend a considerable amount of time teaching sessions based on the slightly broader theme of digital literacy. Over past two years have also developed and continue to build on a series of online study skills tutorials created to support our large population of mostly part-time postgraduate and CPD students. It's a challenge that I'm actually quite enjoying and hopefully these online resources will improve digital literacy skills, empowering our students while at university and beyond.
March 08, 2010
Making its way through Parliament right now is something which its supporters say will be the magic bullet which will save Britain's creative industries from doom, while opponents claim it could destroy life liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
<deep sigh> so Digital Economy Bill creeps forwards, political beasts (who already appear to exist in a weird fantasy world of their own making) are going to debate on a rather different digital world with blurred virtual boundaries that they really really don't understand. This could get messy...
January 11, 2010
New Year = New Challenges
Occasional readers of this blog (if there are any out there!?) will be aware that any resolutions made here are around doing MORE stuff and embracing new challenges. 2010 will be no different... already major changes lurking on the horizon... plenty of unknowns... knowns include a few (physical) challenges already booked in diary ;-)
Feel guilty of lurking in shadows of the blogosphere ... plenty of private reflections... some stuff shared in "another place" with select small group... think time has come to practice more with stuff that I actively encourage staff and students to embrace... starting with some regular attempts at publicly blogging some of my random (hopefully occasionally less random) thoughts and experiences!
Now a daily blog would simply not be sustainable, as a big fan of sustainable models of practice :) this option is a non-starter! 2007, monthly blog reports, a year long experiment that has provided me with an interesting, personal log. Although uncertain of any value at the time I do find myself drawn back to some of this stuff... but really only for very personal musings... mostly reflecting on how much I left unsaid... it's not a style I would encourage or seek to reproduce for public record. My 2010 target therefore is to blog on a weekly basis with themes dictated by stuff that has made an impression or directly impacted on me during that week... anything could happen... and probably will...
So, how was week one?
Snow :) love power of this image - UK covered in white blanket with turbulent cloudscape. Worth mentioning that we did NOT close for any days, actually carried on business as usual including students travelling to us from across the country to attend induction for new MSc programme. Felt my session, a whirl wind overview on learning technology theme, was positively received and prompted some useful discussion *yay*!
For high impact visuals check out these 2 videos, quite different in character and quality, but impressed by use of graphics and music in both. Enjoy :o)