• INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
    [Examples] #ECIL2017 - panel session on theorising information literacy: Pam live blogs
    The evidence for identifying information literacy as a discipline is compelling, for example the existence of dedicated journals, associations and conferences, graduate research and an international community.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [Examples] Session on IL in different contexts : Pam liveblogs from #ECIL2017
    Some example activities are for students to write their own fake news story, involving users in fact checking a fake news story, and asking learners to identify fake news trends. Fabian Franke from Bamberg university library in Germany spoke about government information literacy at German universities and the role of the library in this. Information literacy has to fit into the digital strategy of the university.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [Examples] health information literacy session: Pam liveblogs from #ECIL2017
    A 17 page questionnaire was distributed to a random sample of older adults in the Oulu region. I am now live blogging a session based on Health information literacy , Maija - Leena Huotari stated the aim of the sssion to provide an overview of current international research in the field of health information literacy which draws on two different research traditions: health literacy and information literacy.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [Examples] Vitenamese immigrants; international workshops; Street lighting industry; Open access book on infolit in Portuguese: Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
    They have responded by developing a book: chapters include an infolit self-evaluation framework, a smmary of existing models, best practice examples, material relatting to intergration of IL in the curriculum, and current and future trends/issues. This morning I presented on behalf of Dr Batool, a former PhD student, in a pecha kucha session at the European Conference on Information Literacy in Saint-Malo, France.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [Examples] Keynote from Andrew Whitworth- Lessons from the Borg Cube: information literacy and the knowledge of difference. Pam liveblogs from #ECIL2017
    An example was given of a local authority whose new office building radically altered both information and working practice, but not everyone found it a comfortable or easy place to work. Andrew began his talk with a brief discussion of the misinformation laden Brexit election, and commented on the neoliberal agenda that is closing libraries and increasing state surveillance.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Examples] Health literacy education of women in an urban slum: Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
    For example, as regards menstruation, many of them said that mothers would not talk to their daughters about this, and in many ways it was seen as unclean. Allison Frances Wren presented a paper (coauthored with Priyanka Idicula, Amy Davies, Rob Davies) on The Impact of Health Literacy Education on Womens’ Perceptions and Understanding of Maternal Health in a Kochi Urban Slum at European Conference on Information Literacy.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Examples] Information safety and citizen science: Sheila liveblogs from #ecil2017
    So, for example, the goal of lesson 3 is to understand the processes behind drawing conclusions from data, and assess their own ideas from a researcher perspective. Another presentation at the European Conference on Information Literacy is Integrating Citizen Science Elements into the Information Safety Lessons from Kristýna Kalmárová. She started by identifying the need for information safety education, and then talked about different ways to define and categorise citizen science.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Examples] First session after lunch at #ECIL2017: Pam liveblogs
    The study used a mixed methods approach, with a sample of women's entrepreneur groups. Charlie Inskip from the department of information studies at UCL was the first speaker after lunch and presented his research project "on the move", funded by the CILIP information literacy group. The agenda in U.K. HE is increasingly concerned with employability and digital literacy. Information literacy is well understood in the HE context, but is less well understood in the workplace.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Examples] Senior Citizens Science Literacy and Health Self-Efficacy : Sheila liveblogs from #ecil2017
    Out of a larger random sample, 176 were 60 and older. I'm in a session on science literacy at the European Conference on Information Literacy , and Ágústa Pálsdóttir is talking on Senior Citizens Science Literacy and Health Self-Efficacy. She noted that with the growth in the proportion of older people, it was important for them to be engaged in health promotion interventions. Understanding scientific communications about health is an intrinsic part of this.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Examples] Using a brain booth to promote metacognition: Sheila liveblogs from #ecil2017
    Following this initial semester, the brain booth was treated as a pop up initiative, for example around exam time. At the end of the session in which Pam and we're presenting at the I were presenting at the European Conference on Information Literacy , Katia Karadjova (coauthor Marissa Mourer) presented on Dare to share the silence: tools and practices of contemplative pedagogy in a library brain booth. She was reporting on a project at Humboldt State University.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Examples] First set of parallel sessions Tuesday @ #ECIL2017: Pam liveblogs
    A problem with the res arch was that students often wrote about the examples they were given in the lecture, rather than thinking of their own examples. Monica Krakowska gave a presentation about the use of information grounds theory used to understand the information literacy of new undergraduate information management students.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Examples] Stephane Goldstein: information literacy and the future of work : Pam blogs from #ECIL2017
    Stephane introduced some long term workplace trends, for example a trend for less hierarchical organisational structures, that work is becoming less routine and there is an increase in project work, meaning more collaborative and team work. Stephane is the director of Informall which is concerned with promoting Information literacy in the workplace and in other contexts.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Examples] Information Literacy and the Future of Work: Sheila liveblogs from #ecil2017
    through quantified self, for example) and not just output, but also behaviour and attitude are monitored and measured. Touching on the rise of automation, for example, there could was now automatic extraction of material from a larger text which provided acceptable summaries aimed at different audiences (I remembered that Sheila McNeil blogged about one of these apps here ).
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Examples] a convenience truth
    For example, we know that automobiles contribute significantly to pollution, obesity, and greenhouse gases. Probably one the greatest barriers to positive change is convenience. However, most of us own at least one car and many of us own more than one. Cars are extremely convenient. Having lived car-free in a rural North American town for the past three years I can attest to how inconvenient it is to not own a car.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Examples] Children's Literacy is Important, but what about Adult Reading Literacy? Vlasta Zabukovec, Polona Vilar: Pam blogs from #ECIL2017
    An online survey was distributed via snowball sampling. This research project aimed to understand the relationship between reading literacy and information literacy. There was a high correlation between past and present experiences of reading. Respondents were most likely to read alone rather than with a parent. Many people visited the library often or regularly and 96% agreed that family literacy is important. One fifth of parents bought enormous amounts of books.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Examples] Understanding the Academic Library as an Information Literacy Workplace Danuta Nitecki: Pam blogs from #ECIL2017
    She proposed 3 ideas: the library as the learners' workplace; the relationship between space and learning is an emerging area of study; libraries are prime examples of this phenomenon. Danuta is dean of libraries and professor at the college of computing and informatics at Drexel University, USA. A purposeful space should take account of the desired change in the user, the type of activities they do and the space features.g. Technology, furnishings that are required.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Examples] After lunch at ECIL : Pam blogs from #ECIL2017
    10 highly experienced subject indexers from 5 large libraries formed the purposive sample for the study. There was a packed program in the first session after lunch so I'm going to briefly summarise a few papers in this post. Implementing Library Strategies and Values as a Part of the Workplace Information Literacy Marja Anneli Hjelt and Jarmo Kyösti Saarti The presentation was based on Marja's PhD research looking at the adoption of e-books in public libraries.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Examples] Research on academic reading format - print wins! Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
    As an example, initially it looked as though (different from all the other studies) students preferred online to print, but this turned out to be because the question had been asked the other way round (so in fact the results DID agree). Getting a sample might need different approaches in each country, but in all countries is challenging, getting participation from students. Another liveblog from the European Conference on Information Literacy in Saint-Malo, France.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Examples] Opening keynote: Pam blogs from #ECIL2017
    For example how does the organisation encourage people-centric networking through communities of practice. Bonnie gave an example of a customer strategic aim of improving customer satisfaction and how information and IL could be used to meet this strategic aim. Bonnie Cheuk: Global head of digital knowledge and collaboration at Euroclear This is my summary of the opening keynote from #ECIL 2017 "Who care about IL in the workplace?"
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Examples] Bonnie Cheuk talks on workplace information literacy: Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
    Those in the information literacy community were interested perhaps in other things like students' transition to work, and also perceived gaps that needed filling (for example, in students' ability to translate their info skills in the workplace). For example if the cmpany wants to improve customer satisfaction, then you ask questions about the information flow in connection with the customer, you ask questions about the systems, about what the staff do etc.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
    [Examples] This Is What Happens When Context Is Lost.
    The FCC made sure you couldn’t go full George Carlin in your creative execution, for example. The post This Is What Happens When Context Is Lost. appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Cross posted from NewCo Shift ). Facebook and Google’s advertising infrastructure is one of humanity’s most marvelous creations. It’s also one of its most terrifying, because, in truth, pretty much no one really understands how it works.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
    [Examples] Winners announced for the 2017 Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards!
    To share leading-edge approaches and inspiring examples, Step Two announces today the winners of the 2017 Intranet & Digital Workplace Awards. The one outstanding winner which was agreed by all the judges: ANZ (Australia): A brilliantly-executed roll-out of an enterprise social network for a global bank with excellent levels of adoption achieved and business value delivered – a classic textbook example of good practice followed.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
    [Examples] Why AR
    I took a sample of some of my photos and marked them up. And in this final example, taken from the car on a trip, AR might indicate some natural features. Perhaps inspired by Apple’s focus on Augmented Reality (AR), I thought I’d take a stab at conveying the types of things that could be done to support both learning and performance.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
    [Examples] Celebrating #videogamesday - information behaviour in computer gaming
    Qualitative data was collected from in-game chatlogs, screenshots, audiovisual recordings, and a sampling of community artifacts, such as forums and other community-mediated websites. Apparently today is Video Games day , so I will celebrate with some links to a few research articles and dissertations about information behaviour and information literacy in videogames, which is one of my research interests.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
    [Examples] Whose rights matter more?
    The Holocaust is only one example of the massacres and oppressions my relatives have suffered throughout history. My dad recently shared with me a book, written by a distant cousin who is a professor in Israel, about her grandmother’s immigrant experience and her relatives. Her grandmother just happened to be my grandmother’s first cousin, so my grandmother, great-grand-parents, and great-great-grandmother figure in the book.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2017
    [Examples] Voting for your vision of future libraries #iflaglobalvision
    So, for example, for What should libraries do more of? Voting at the Globalvision website [link] was launched at the 2017 World Library and Information Conference in Wroclaw, Poland. Voting closes on 30 September 2017. There have been a series of face to face and virtual meetings amongst those involved in IFLA (the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) over the past six months, in all regions of the world, discussing a vision for libraries.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2017
    [Examples] friday’s urban finds
    For example, companies like Uber or Deliveroo claim not to employ any drivers, instead using a contractual trick to organise a precarious pool of gig workers who are technically self-employed. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Cars are like pharmaceuticals. There’s a legitimate place for them, but we resort to them too much.” ” —Peter D. Norton, via @grescoe.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2017
    [Examples] Extending Engagement
    To make a learning experience engaging, you need some additional things: knowing why this is of interest and relevance to practitioners, and putting that into the introduction, examples, and practice. Third, that if you unpack the meaningfulness of the examples, you’ll make the underlying thinking easier to assimilate. The examples are comprehended better, and that leads to more effectiveness.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2017
    [Examples] Movies for visually impaired in China; School students create videos wlic2017
    An example was shown, in which a video was being shown and there was a describer saying what the people were saying and also saying what was happening in the movie. The full paper is here: [link] There is also an article in English with video examples here [link].
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2017
    [Examples] Scientific videos; evaluating videos; creating videos #wlic2017
    Messages for librarians included: explaining how to cite all types of media, with examples; creating more visual guidance (about library services generally, I think); teaching students about information in all types of media. At the 2017 World Library and Information Conference in Wroclaw, Poland I'm attending a session Media is the Message: Critical Use of Video in the Digital Age. It was organised by 3 IFLA sections: Audiovisual and Multimedia, Information Literacy and School Libraries.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017
    [Examples] Building a “Speaking Up” Culture in Teams
    Reducing abstract language, that is easily misunderstood, by focusing on concrete examples. Following is the description of a workshop I originally designed for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). I delivered the workshop over ten times to DIA top management teams as well as to teams of analysts. I am now making the workshop available to other organizations.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017
    [Examples] #Copyright Literacy in Higher Education #wlic2017
    For example descriptions of copyright by different people/institutions will frame it differently (e.g. She used the example of Marc Ribot who supports musicians' rights: he urged librarians "to make sure that the process of distribution does not destroy the process of creation" (by destroying their ability to make a living). The speaker emphasised getting students to reflect on examples, and on the teachers also reflecting on their teaching.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017
    [Examples] #Copyright Literacy and Professional Education for Librarians #wlic2017
    Dragana Stolić (speaker) and Tatjana Brzulović Stanisavljević , University Library “Svetozar Marković” (Serbia) talked on Accredited Seminars as an Example of Good Educational Practice: Program ‘Copyright in Library and Information Science’ of the University Library ‘Svetozar Marković’ in Belgrade. Therefore in 2017 the short course was revised to include more about copyright infringement (with examples of specific cases) and plagiarism.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2017
    [Examples] Storytelling for reference and information #wlic2017
    photovoice means asking people to take photos on the topic you are interested in, for example you might say "take photos of places, things etc. For example, you could ask students to draw a map of the library or a picture of the library website. For example, she talked about services for babies and parents, and campaigns using social media.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017
    [Examples] Library Map of the World #wlic2017
    Data is not available for all countries: for example, for numbers of libraries, there is no data for the Uk or Ireland, and for France there are numbers given for national, public and academic libraries, but not school libraries. The Library Map of the World was launched at the 2017 World Library and Information Conference in Wroclaw, Poland. Selected library performance metrics provide national level library data across all types of libraries in all regions of the world."
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2017
    [Examples] 3 E’s of Learning: why Engagement
    So, if you make your learning – and here in particular I mean your introductions, examples, and practice – engaging, you’re addressing motivation, anxiety, and potentially optimizing the learning experience. When you’re creating learning experiences, you want to worry about the outcomes, but there’s more to it than that.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2017
    [Examples] The Essential Digital Strategies
    A canonical example of this is WhatsApp, which only needed 50 direct employees to deliver services to 900 million users at the time they were acquired for $19 billion by Facebook. It’s far easier to move into e-commerce, for example, that it is to become a platform company, as the former seems familiar to traditional organizations, while the latter has entirely different rules.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 2017
    [Examples] A Book That Will Blow Your Mind About How to Make Use of The Knowledge in Organizations: A Review of An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization
    Here is an example of an issue that Rohit, a junior staffer in the research department, entered in the Issues Log. The Baseball Card integrates all kinds of data about what a person is like, for example, testimonials, personality inventories, “relys-on” (what the employee is reliably good at doing) and “watch-out-for” (areas of weakness). .
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2017
    [Examples] #Dissertations: academic libraries and social media
    It uses the information literacy framework A New Curriculum for Information Literacy (ANCIL) developed by Secker and Coonan in 2011 as the basis for examination and draws upon examples and studies from academic research, higher education institutions, and social media platforms. In the #uklibchat session on library/information student research last night, one thing that was mentioned was repositories for Masters dissertations. The Sheffield iSchool (i.e.
  • THEORIA CUM PRAXI  |  SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017
    [Examples] Remote work – some thoughts
    Among the many examples I could give, here’s one from this past spring. Earlier this week on LinkedIn I saw “ The Rise and Fall of Working at Home ” listed in the “What people are talking about” section. I’ve been a remote worker for the last 10 years or so in several different positions, so I clicked through to see what people were saying. I have had great success as a remote worker.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2017
    [Examples] the complexity of capitalism
    “I suspect that the clean, uncomplicated notions put forward in the book [Organizing for Complexity, by Frédéric Laloux] will be undone by context, the actual details of implementation and to a large extent power-dynamics (for example, autocratic ‘Teal’ leaders making ‘non-Teal’ people do things they don’t want to do). Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds.
  • THEORIA CUM PRAXI  |  TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017
    [Examples] Thinking in bits (redux)
    For example, consider how labels distribute music, how they release the same tracks in the same order on both CD and on services like iTunes or Google Play. A key to any organization’s survival of the ongoing digital reformation will be their ability to break free from the deeply ingrained thinking in terms of atoms and start thinking in bits. I first came across the idea of thinking in bits in Nicholas Negroponte ‘s 1995 book Being digital.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 24, 2017
    [Examples] #DataLiteracy resources
    There is a project, Supporting Librarians in Adding Data Literacy Skills to Information Literacy Instruction , which is funded by the (US) Institute of Museum and Library Services 2015-2017, which has a number of useful resources on its website. The goal is "to develop data and statistical literacy skills so librarians can better support critical comprehension skills in their students". The co-investogators in the project are Kristin Fontichiaro and Jo Angela Oehrli (university of Michigan).
  • THEORIA CUM PRAXI  |  FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017
    [Examples] A brief case for inclusionary accessibility in design
    The urinal example above is relatively straightforward compared, for example, to the challenges software and website developers have. Unlike the physical example of the urinal, which can easily accommodate all users with a single configuration, software developers have to understand and contend with often competing and contrary needs. A basic example is the user interface of a web site in a web browser.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017
    [Examples] The CKO of Microsoft Services Has a Surprising Perspective on Knowledge Management
    KM is key to providing insights, for example, on how to improve sales and marketing, but KM is not the one to define benefit. We need more research to understand the social context of the worker, for example, what are the legal aspects of who owns the knowledge? He sees on-going learning as the new normal and uses himself as an example. Another example of the use of AI, coupled with the knowledge of cognitive science and neuro science, is in healthcare.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017
    [Examples] What you missed: presentations and highlights from Intranets2017
    A sample of the insightful presentations. Intranets2017 was three weeks ago, and we’ve now caught back up on some sleep. We had our best numbers yet, and the energy was running high from the first morning to the social evening, right through to the final informal drinks. A huge thanks to our wonderful speakers, who hailed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, and the USA.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017
    [Examples] Crash Course in Assessing Library Instruction
    Using Kirkpatrick’s Levels of Evaluation as a framework, we will discuss how to identify what you want to know and how to match your assessment need to the appropriate assessment technique, and practice assessing student artifacts using a sampling of methods. A four week, online asynchronous course run by Library Juice Academy , from August 7 2017 to September 1 2017, and costing US $175 is Crash Course in Assessing Library Instruction.
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 15, 2017
    [Examples] Monitoring User Experience Through Product Usage Metrics
    Usage metrics, for example, can identify a place within a product where customers frequently access online help, suggesting this aspect of the product is problematic for customers. For example, you may notice customers abandoning an eCommerce site on the shopping cart page—that may be because the cart page is poorly designed, or it may be due to the “sticker shock” of high product prices. Sample UX usage metrics. Sample UX metrics. Introduction.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2017
    [Examples] Writing For Learning: Patti Shank book
    Practicing what she preaches, and using the book itself recursively as an example, she uses simple words and trimmed down prose to focus on what you need to know, and guidance to generalize it. She has a list of other potential books, and I can hope that she will at least deliver the one on designing practice and feedback (what I think is the biggest opportunity to improve elearning: what people do ), but also examples, job aids, evaluating, objectives, and more.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017
    [Examples] the relationship between post-truth politics and Scottish citizens’ information behaviour #i3rgu
    Survey respondents were asked for examples of facts exposed as falsehood: the included Iraq, Brexit, but also "The Vow" (made by Gordon Brown in trying to affect the result of Indyref). My final liveblog post from the i3 conference at RGU in Aberdeen (Sadly I'm missing tomorrow's sessions as I have to make an emergency trip to the dentist!)
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017
    [Examples] Information in transition #i3rgu
    People mentioned popping into each other's offices etc: there was also the example of the person who was physically isolated (on a difference floor) who suffered from this isolation. As the final session this morning at the i3 conference I attended a talk from Dr Rebekah Willson on Information in transition: the social flow of information. This was from her doctoral research. It focused on the transition from PhD student to lecturer.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017
    [Examples] Full Fact - fact checking #i3rgu
    They therefore adopt a carrot and stick approach, involving, for example, working with organisations to help prevent false information being disseminated, and (the “stick”) pressuring for correction. in, for example, national statistics. Today's keynote, earlier this morning, from the i3 conference at RGU in Aberdeen.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017
    [Examples] Distance learning and the experience of variation: How authority can cross geographical divisions on asynchronous discussion boards #i3rgu
    3) There is evidence that they are checking and validating each other's information, and interacting with each others' ideas so that they are "learning to make judgements together" (4) There were strains and tensions, but an example was given of a careful interchange when one student felt he/she had been patronising (5) They created their own lexicon within their dialogues.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017
    [Examples] Information sharing in the ESOL classroom #i3rgu
    Elmore gave examples of her data: observational notes, pictures, reflective diary and some transcribed recordings. Next from the i3 conference was Jess Elmore on Information sharing in the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classroom: a case study. This presented material from her PhD research, mainly focusing on methods and challenges.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017
    [Examples] An objective request
    I just want to work from real things, not my made up examples (as fabulous as they might be ;). So, I’d like to ask a favor of you. I would like to improve my thinking about elearning design, and where this starts are objectives. Or outcomes. Now, they can be easy, or challenging. I’d like to see some of the latter. When the goal is fairly obvious, it’s simple to address. They need to be better at doing X? Well then, practice lots of X!
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017
    [Examples] Towards an interactive data seeking and research model #i3rgu
    He also reflected on how one might access research data: one example is a link from a published article. I'm talking in the next session at the i3 conference at RGU in Aberdeen so, apologies, this will likely be a brief liveblog. Professor Gobinda Chowdhury (Northumbria University) presented a keynote on an interactive data seeking and retrieval model. He started by talking about the pressures and rule changing that goes on the research field.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017
    [Examples] Rethinking information literacy through understanding disciplinary information practices @edwardluca #i3rgu
    He gave the example of "Foundations of Pharmacy" (year 1) where they had 3 weeks: but looking at sessions at level 3, they were actually teaching very similar things (assuming no retention of prior learning). The next session I attended at the i3 conference was Edward Luca (an academic librarian at the University of Sydney) on Truly embedded librarianship: rethinking information literacy through understanding disciplinary information practices in higher education.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017
    [Examples] Modeling the Metamemory of Information Seekers Through Visual Metaphor #i3rgu
    She was aiming to generate visual metaphors that reveal, for example, awareness and beliefs about ones own memory, and about finding and refinding information. Bowler gave an example of a prompt she used with participants: "When I search for information my memory is like a. Examples of metaphors were a maze; something ordered (e.g.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017
    [Examples] Visual methods as an entry point to information practices #i3rgu
    The presenters felt there hadn't been extensive exploration of visual research methods in the information field, although there were examples of use. They categorised the methods into non-participatory (photo inventory; documentary photos) and participatory i.e. with the participant creating the visuals (drawing; mapping; visual elicitation; photo voice) and gave various examples of their use in library and information research.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017
    [Examples] Exploring Youth Information-Seeking Behaviour @netchildren #i3rgu
    For example, information seeking could be a family activity. I'm liveblogging from the i3 conference at RGU in Aberdeen. The first session this afternoon was authored by Dr Leanne Bowler, Professor Heidi Julien and Dr Leslie Haddon (presented by Bowler and Julien): Exploring Youth Information-Seeking Behaviour and Mobile Technologies Through a Secondary Analysis of Qualitative Data: Methodological Approaches.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017
    [Examples] a liquid stream of facts
    Let me give just two examples. “Ironically, in an age of instant global connection, my certainty about anything has decreased. Rather than receiving truth from an authority, I am reduced to assembling my own certainty from the liquid stream of facts flowing through the web. Truth, with a capital T, becomes truths, plural. I have to sort the truths not just about things I care about, but about anything I touch, including areas about which I can’t possibly have any direct knowledge.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017
    [Examples] Our wicked problem: educating for digital literacy
    There were numerous other challenges to digital literacy - for example, that social conformity affected decision making (so if extreme views are the norm, there is pressure to adopt them). Fortuitously, this evening an very interesting talk was given at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Since this is just an hour from Edinburgh, I travelled through to hear it after the seminar I attended at Napier University in Edinburgh.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017
    [Examples] Connecting People Connecting Ideas and digital ways #CPCINapier
    For example, the power of bringing together artists with people in information science and medicine, to look at a medical issue from a new perspective. Today I’m at a seminar at Napier University, Scotland, organised by Professor Hazel Hall and Frances Ryan. It’s called Connecting People Connecting Ideas , and is focused on sharing ideas for research and identifying priorities.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017
    [Examples] Nathalie Nahai #FocusOnLearn Keynote Mindmap
    With clear examples from familiar online experiences, she portrayed how these things work. Nathalie Nahai opened the second day of the FocuOn Learning conference. In a rapid fire presentation, she covered 7 principles that engage individuals into behaviors. Admirably, she finished with a call to ethical behavior. The post Nathalie Nahai #FocusOnLearn Keynote Mindmap appeared first on Learnlets. design meta-learning strategy
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017
    [Examples] How can we all best use scientific evidence?
    It includes (for example) messages for communicators "We believe researchers, research funders, universities and press officers should work together to help make sure that evidence about medicines is communicated accurately. The website with reports, "case studies" (detailed examinations of examples including statins, and the MMR vaccine) and short videos is at [link] Photo by Sheila Webber: heron, Amsterdam, May 2017.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017
    [Examples] Three Books Every KM Professional Should Read
    Those routines vary with each organization described in the book, but examples included retrospects, planning meetings, soliciting feedback from customers, strategic conversations, and surgical team meetings that occur before an operation. The book is rich with examples of teaming, including the Beijing Olympics, Children’s Hospital and Clinics in Minneapolis, NASA’s space shuttle program, Intermountain Health Care, and many others.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017
    [Examples] Innovations in digital workplaces and employee experience (presentation)
    There are inspiring examples to learn from already, including Coles , Telstra , Anthony Veder , QUT , Merck and Swisscom (click through to get a case study for each of these organisations). A week in the digital workplace whitepaper provides an engaging example of how narrative underpins a powerful vision.). I was honoured to be one of the keynote speakers at the inaugural Digital Workplace Experience conference, held in Chicago.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017
    [Examples] learning cities
    Consider, for example, ideas about our needing a new social compact, or social contract, or national covenant. Is tribalism a reaction to our concerns about the emerging network era, which is putting into question our existing institutions and markets developed in previous eras? Jalaja Bonheim wrote about this phenomenon in Why We Love Trump and describes a potential counteracting force: “A new consciousness is awakening that recognizes our oneness as a global community.”
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017
    [Examples] network learning cities
    “The more entrenched an older form, the more difficult it will be for a newer form to emerge on its own merits: This mostly occurs where tribal or hierarchical actors rule in rigid, grasping, domineering ways; but it may also apply where pro-market ideologues hold sway … Examples may include governments rife with a clannish tribalism, militaries wallowing in lucrative business enterprises, and ostensibly capitalist market systems fraught with collusive, protectionist cronyism.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2017
    [Examples] Uber Does Not Equal The Valley
    Sure, their companies aren’t worth billions (on second thought, Pinterest, CloudFlare, and Automattic are, and Grail may be on its way), but they are excellent examples of game changing organizations run by good people who, while they may not be perfect, are driven by far more than arrogance, lucre, and winning at all costs. The post Uber Does Not Equal The Valley appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017
    [Examples] Backward Design for Information Literacy Instruction
    Through weekly discussions and assignments, participants will reflect on course readings and instruction examples, share teaching experiences and ideas, and exchange constructive feedback on one another’s developing instruction plans." A priced online course is: Backward Design for Information Literacy Instruction , a Library Juice Academy course taught by Andrea Baer.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2017
    [Examples] cities as learning platforms
    For example, co-working spaces are one way to enable the necessary cross-pollination of ideas and action. In 2008, CEO’s for Cities recommended a more inclusive way of supporting learning in the community. Basically, the city becomes the learning platform, not just for schooling but for other community support activities, such as policing and heath care.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2017
    [Examples] friday’s finds #300
    For example: A beaver builds a dam, which changes the environment. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. My initial post in this series was made in May 2009. The first three years of these posts were weekly. This is my 300th post of my Friday’s Finds. SebPaquet : “Any sufficiently advanced work is indistinguishable from play.”
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2017
    [Examples] Framework Freakout presentation and Questions Answered
    You can see some examples and specifics on my pre-assignments in my slides from a preconference workshop I gave last year: The Mindful Instruction Librarian and the One-Shot (see slides 16-27). Last week, I gave an online presentation about the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for the ACRL Student Learning & Information Literacy Committee. It was entitled Framework Freakout: How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Live with the Framework.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017
    [Examples] Random sample video from @pewresearch #researchmethods
    They seem to have started a series about research methods, and the first is a short (2 mins 25 second) video about random samples. Obviously they can't cram a complete description of sampling into under 3 minutes, but it is a nice introduction. When teaching research methods, I find that the fact that "random" can mean "any old thing" in ordinary language can prevent people from realising that random samples are definitely not composed of whatever sample happens to come along.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017
    [Examples] organizing for the network era
    For example, subsidiarity is a stated principle of the European Union. In my last post I noted that many organizations today are nothing more than attractive prisons. The current organizational tyranny was a response to a linear, print-based world. These organizations are artifacts of a time when information was scarce and hard to share, and when connections with others were difficult to make and required command and control.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2017
    [Examples] attractive prisons
    For example, an organization must have a way to attract and retain members, or it will cease to exist. For example, enterprise social network platforms epitomize this, usually letting anyone connect to another colleague, and where the default permission to get access to information is open. Today we hear a lot about models like holacracy and teal organizations that are focused on changing how we work together in organizations.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2017
    [Examples] Information Literacy for Demographic Engagement
    In order to carry out the research "In late 2016 the project team interviewed a sample of community councillors representing different types of communities (ranging from rural to urban, and from deprived to wealthy). Reports are available for a project funded by the UK's Information Literacy Group : Information Literacy for Demographic Engagement (IL-DEM). The project was completed by a team from the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017
    [Examples] understanding work
    They [Google & Facebook] are not examples of free competition, but its sworn enemies. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. DonaldHTaylor : ‘In Turkish you never ask “Did you understand me?” ” It’s rather rude. Instead, you say “Anlatabildim mi?” ” – Was I able to explain?’ ’ @suitpossum : “The world is not data.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017
    [Examples] The Helper's Dilemma: Issues facing International Development
    I suggested that, for example, a village that has received support from an NGO to successfully reduce E.coli in its water supply could “Pay it Forward” by a team of those villagers going to a sister village where contaminated water is still causing diarrhea and could help to reduce E.coli there. I welcome other examples and ideas. The development sector is struggling with the “Helper’s Dilemma.”
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017
    [Examples] owning your data
    For example, this website is built on WordPress software and is hosted with a third-party. For example, I have used Twitter since late 2007. I was recently interviewed for an article in Forbes magazine and asked what I thought about ‘The Cloud’ There was a typographical error in my response, so here it is corrected. I cannot see why any organization would put all of its data online. The Cloud is just a different term for someone else’s computer, which you do not control.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017
    [Examples] integrating personal knowledge mastery
    An excellent example of this is posted as four articles by the Listening & Spoken Language organization, Hearing First , whom I first met in 2013. For example, instead of retweeting something to track what we like, we’re retweeting it as the first step in a master plan for organizing and applying all that information to our daily practice.
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017
    [Examples] Jazz Italian Style by Anna Harrell Celenza: A Brief Review
    She even provides links to sample music of the era. Jazz Italian Style by Anna Harwell Celenza explores an interesting, and mostly obscure topic, jazz in Italy in the 1930s under Mussolini and how it might have influenced American jazz. The book happened almost by accident. Celenza is a music historian who found herself spending a few years in Rome. While doing research on a related topic she discovered the world of Italian jazz in between the two world wars.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017
    [Examples] Designing Microlearning
    Now, we can also be providing examples, e.g. how the model plays out in different contexts. The actual task is the practice, but I’m suggesting providing a model explaining why it’s done this way is the minimum, and providing examples for a representative sample of other appropriate contexts provides support when it’s a richer performance. Yesterday, I clarified what I meant about microlearning.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017
    [Examples] Using Teams to Solve Hard Problems: A Book Review of Collaborative Intelligence By Richard Hackman
    Examples of such norms are, “Hold off submitting RFIs [requests for information] until we all agree about what we most need to find out.” This way risks inviting unintended and unwanted secondary outcomes, that occur because the team figures out ways to game the system, for example, by overlooking troublesome data or violating expected standards of behavior. There are many insightful researchers and theorist who come from other disciplines, but have much to offer knowledge managers.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2017
    [Examples] Dear Facebook…Please Give Me Agency Over The Feed
    There are probably tons more, and most likely these examples aren’t even the best ones to focus on. The post Dear Facebook…Please Give Me Agency Over The Feed appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. cross posted from NewCo Shift ). Like you, I am on Facebook. In two ways, actually. There’s this public page , which Facebook gives to people who are “public figures.”
  • PSYBLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017
    [Examples] The Essential Oil That May Help Fight PTSD
    Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic. • Inhaling the essential oil could help reduce the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything. Psychology
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017
    [Examples] When It Comes to Digital Transformation, Change Agents Matter Most
    For example, organizations have widely ( 25% of all orgs by some estimates) begun using cross-silo collaboration, such as devops, to break down the long-standing sclerosis that has built up through the accumulation of technology in the proverbial Legacy Mountain. What is the most important factor in realizing technology change today? Is it having the right technology or tools? Perhaps leadership support, as that is cited by so many (including myself) as a top success factor.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017
    [Examples] Using Interdisciplinary Faculty Learning Communities to Facilitate Real Talk about Information Literacy
    Concrete Examples of an Abstract Concept from the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy by Nancy E. Interesting short paper about a successful initaitive to get faculty involved in ongoing discussion about information literacy, triggered by the new ACRL Framework for IL: Vance, J., Lanfear, A.K. and Richey, P. 2017). Info Lit Squad Goals: Using Interdisciplinary Faculty Learning Communities to Facilitate Real Talk about Information Literacy. ACRL 2017 proceedings.
  • PSYBLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2017
    [Examples] The Everyday Foods Which Reduce Social Anxiety
    Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic. • People who are particularly neurotic may benefit from this group of common foods — plus exercise. Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything. Psychology
  • PSYBLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2017
    [Examples] How Most People Are Killing Their Productivity
    Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic. • It can feel really good but it is reducing productivity by up to 40%. Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything. Attention
  • PSYBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017
    [Examples] Traumatic Memories Reduced 62% By Classic Game
    Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic. • Those who had played the game had 62% fewer intrusive memories in the following week. Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything. Psychology
  • PSYBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017
    [Examples] The Best Exercise Combination To Boost Brain Power
    Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic. • Resistance and aerobic exercise were tested alongside tai chi and yoga. Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything. Boost Brain Power
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017
    [Examples] knowledge-sharing, post-technology
    For example, Jive sells for $5 – $16 per seat, while Facebook’s Workplace is $1 – $3 per seat, with no lock-in. Your organization just implemented an enterprise collaboration platform. Now what? Most large organizations today have some kind of knowledge-sharing platform. The recent announcement of Jive’s purchase shows that this field is consolidating with a few large players dominating. The arrival of Workplace by Facebook may even limit tool choice more.
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017
    [Examples] How-to Guides>> Cross-Post: Practitioner Guidelines on Conducting Knowledge Audits
    Share examples of how similar organisations have used knowledge audits to produce business benefits. Substantiate findings with verbatim examples and participant inputs in their own words, anonymised if necessary. These guidelines were compiled by the participants in the Kuala Lumpur Knowledge Management Roundtable, May 3 2017, hosted by Securities Commission Malaysia. BEFORE THE KNOWLEDGE AUDIT.
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017
    [Examples] Blog>> Practitioner Guidelines for Knowledge Audits
    Share examples of how similar organisations have used knowledge audits to produce business benefits. Substantiate findings with verbatim examples and participant inputs in their own words, anonymised if necessary. These guidelines were compiled by the participants in the Kuala Lumpur Knowledge Management Roundtable, May 3 2017, hosted by Securities Commission Malaysia. BEFORE THE KNOWLEDGE AUDIT.
  • PSYBLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017
    [Examples] Is This A Circle? What The Answer Reveals About You
    Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic. • If pushed to choose, would you say this image contains a circle or not? Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything. Psychology
  • PSYBLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017
    [Examples] The Sports Most Often Used To Cover For An Affair
    Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic. • One in five admitted using their sport as a cover for an affair. Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything. Relationships
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017
    [Examples] To show or not to show (and when)
    Which sounds good, since ‘sharing is caring’, or at least it’s a good example of working out loud. At an event the other evening, showing various career technology tools, someone said something that I thought was just wrong. I asked afterwards, and then explained why I thought it was wrong. The response was “well, there can be different ways to go about it” And frankly, there really can’t.
  • PSYBLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017
    [Examples] People Prone To This Emotion Are Better At Reading Facial Expressions
    Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic. • Some good can come of this emotion — not so much its close cousin, shame. Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything. Psychology
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