From Information Literacy to Transliteracy Preparing our Students for Open Learning Kim Balko, Dana Longley and Thomas Mackey
A Greater Cause? Excerpt from ESC Core Values: “sustain life-long curiosity and critical inquiry” “the key to a democratic society is the ability of the population to access and handle information effectively and efficiently.” - William Badke Badke, W. (2010). Foundations of Information Literacy: Learning From Paul Zurkowski. Online, 34(1), 48-50. Retrieved from Academic Search Complete database.
The Need 87% of students may be “information illiterate” 1 Primary student sources: textbooks and Google2 Students “miss opportunities that college education provides for exploration, discovery, and deep learning.” 3 Foster, A. (2006). Students Fall Short on 'Information Literacy,' Educational Testing Service's Study Finds. Chronicle of Higher Education, 53(10), A36. Retrieved from Academic Search Complete database: http://bit.ly/cnxwEx A. Head and M. Eisenberg, "Lessons Learned: How College Students Seek Information in the Digital Age," Project Information Literacy Progress Report, Information School, Univ. of Washington, Dec 1, 2009. Sharon A. Weiner, “Information Literacy: A Neglected Core Competency,” EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 33(1), 2010.
Thoughts? What information skills should a successful student (and citizen) possess? Are students given enough opportunities (and motivation) to acquire these skills?
ESC GEAR Data Data source: Empire State College Fact Book, Eighth Edition 2008-09, p. 96
Transliteracy Research Group “Transliteracy is the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks.” 9 http://nlabnetworks.typepad.com/transliteracy/
“Research in the Technological, Social, and Cultural Practices of Online Reading”
Interdisciplinary research team in humanities, social sciences, and engineering
Transliterate “to write or print a letter or word using the closest corresponding letters of a different alphabet or language.” 11 http://crln.acrl.org/content/71/10/532.full
Transliteracy “mapping meaning across different media and not with developing particular literacies about various media.” 12 http://crln.acrl.org/content/71/10/532.full
Transliteracy “It is not about learning text literacy and visual literacy and digital literacy in isolation from one another but about the interaction among all these literacies.” 13 http://crln.acrl.org/content/71/10/532.full
Share Social Media Determine INFORMATION LITERACY Produce Access Evaluate Use M E T A L I T E R C Y Social Media Social Media Understand Social Media Incorporate 14
Thomas P. Mackey and Trudi E. Jacobson Reframing Information Literacy as a Metaliteracy Coll. res. libr. January 2011 72:62-78 http://crl.acrl.org/content/72/1/62.abstract 15
Metaliteracy “promotes critical thinking and collaboration in a digital age, providing a comprehensive framework to effectively participate in social media and online communities. ” 17 Thomas P. Mackey and Trudi E. Jacobson Reframing Information Literacy as a Metaliteracy Coll. res. libr. January 2011 72:62-78 http://crl.acrl.org/content/72/1/62.abstract
Metaliteracy “Information literacy is central to this redefinition because information takes many forms online and is produced and communicated through multiple modalities. ” 18 Thomas P. Mackey and Trudi E. Jacobson Reframing Information Literacy as a Metaliteracy Coll. res. libr. January 2011 72:62-78 http://crl.acrl.org/content/72/1/62.abstract
Metaliteracy in Practice Understand Format Type and Delivery Mode Evaluate User Feedback as Active Researcher Create a Context for User-generated Information Evaluate Dynamic Content Critically 19 Thomas P. Mackey and Trudi E. Jacobson Reframing Information Literacy as a Metaliteracy Coll. res. libr. January 2011 72:62-78 http://crl.acrl.org/content/72/1/62.abstract
Metaliteracy in Practice Produce Original Content in Multiple Media Formats Understand Personal Privacy, Information Ethics and Intellectual Property Issues Share Information in Participatory Environments 20 Thomas P. Mackey and Trudi E. Jacobson Reframing Information Literacy as a Metaliteracy Coll. res. libr. January 2011 72:62-78 http://crl.acrl.org/content/72/1/62.abstract