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1 © M. Eisenberg 2009 Information Literacy Essential Skills for the Information Age Dr. Mike Eisenberg University of Washington

2 © M. Eisenberg 2009 Everything You Want to Know About Information Literacy …

3 © M. Eisenberg 2009 Everything You Want to Know About Information Literacy … in 30 Minutes!

4 © M. Eisenberg 2009 Why This is Important…

5 © M. Eisenberg 2009 Agenda 1.Setting the Scene: The Challenges of Information Age 2.Essential Skills for the Information Age: Information Literacy 3.Implementation: Context, Context, Context!

6 © M. Eisenberg 2009 Agenda 1.Setting the Scene: The Challenges of Information Age 2.Essential Skills for the Information Age: Information Literacy 3.Implementation: Context, Context, Context!

7 © M. Eisenberg 2009 Problems Everyone – information access, overload, quality Students – gaining essential information knowledge & skills Schools – providing meaningful learning opportunities Society – providing opportunity for our children to succeed at the highest possible levels.

8 © M. Eisenberg 2009 “More new information has been produced in the last 30 years than in the previous 5,000.” Information Problem #1: Overload Reuters Magazine (1997, March/April)

9 © M. Eisenberg 2009 “The amount of new information stored on paper, film, magnetic, and optical media doubled in three years..” Information Problem #1: Overload How Much Information, 2003, 2003/execsum.htm#summary

10 © M. Eisenberg 2009 The Solution? Speed things up? Pack in more and more content? Add more technology?

11 © M. Eisenberg 2009 Speeding Up – The Solution?

12 © M. Eisenberg 2009 Information Problem #2: Quality

13 © M. Eisenberg 2009 “More than 2/3 of teens said within the last year that they use the Internet as their major resource when doing a big project for school..." Lester, Will "High School Students Love Net for Research." Syracuse Post Standard, 8/21/01 (from AP ) Quality

14 © M. Eisenberg 2009 In a study of 500 sites used by Colorado high school students to do research, only 27% of the sites were judged to be reliable for academic research! Colhoun, Alexander. "But - - I Found It on the Internet!" Christian Science Monitor. 25 April 2000: 16. Ebersol, Samuel, “Uses and Gratifications of the Web among Students,” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 6(1): September 2000, Quality

15 © M. Eisenberg 2009 The Solution? Discourage Web Use? Pre-select resources? Filtering?

16 © M. Eisenberg 2009 Filtering – The Solution? bandeg0187r Illustration Works Royalty Free Photograph

17 © M. Eisenberg 2009 Alternative Solution To have students use information and technology effectively and efficiently for success in school, work, and their personal lives. To focus on process as well as content. For students to be lifelong learners and independent thinkers.

18 © M. Eisenberg 2009 INFORMATION LITERACY

19 © M. Eisenberg 2009 Agenda 1.Setting the Scene: The Challenges of Information Age 2.Essential Skills for the Information Age: Information Literacy 3.Implementation: Context, Context, Context!

20 © M. Eisenberg 2009 Survey of Valued Skills Problem Solving Information Use Speaking Independent Work Technology Group Work Writing Reading

21 © M. Eisenberg 2009 “To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.” American Library Association, 1989 Information Literacy

22 © M. Eisenberg 2009 Association of College and Research Libraries Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education 2001

23 © M. Eisenberg The information literate student determines the nature and extent of the information needed. 2.The information literate student accesses needed information effectively and efficiently. ACRL: Information Literacy Standards

24 © M. Eisenberg The information literate student evaluates information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge base and value system. 4.The information literate student, individually or as a member of a group, uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose. ACRL: Information Literacy Standards

25 © M. Eisenberg The information literate student understands many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and accesses and uses information ethically and legally. ACRL: Information Literacy Standards

26 © M. Eisenberg 2009 Process Talking about …

27 © M. Eisenberg 2009 For the Youngest The Super3 Beginning Plan Middle Do End Review

28 © M. Eisenberg Task Definition 2. Info Seeking Strategies 3. Location & Access 4. Use of Information 5. Synthesis 6. Evaluation For Older Students The Big6 ™ Skills

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31 Agenda 1.Setting the Scene: The Challenges of Information Age 2.Essential Skills for the Information Age: Information & Technology Literacy 3.Implementation: Context, Context, Context!

32 © M. Eisenberg 2009 #1 - the process  information problem solving (the Big6) #2 - technology in context  technology in the process #3 - curriculum  real needs in real situations  assignments: papers, reports, projects  units and lessons Context

33 © M. Eisenberg 2009 Context: The Process Information problem-solving is not always linear, step-by-step. TD ISS L&A UI S S E E

34 © M. Eisenberg 2009 Non-Linear TD L&A UI ISS S S E E

35 © M. Eisenberg 2009 Not Linear TD L&A UI S S E E ISS E E L&A UI ISS S S S S S S

36 © M. Eisenberg 2009 Not Linear

37 © M. Eisenberg 2009 Context #2: Technology in Context

38 © M. Eisenberg 2009 Technology - Out of Context Multimedia production (PowerPoint) ftp Programming Instant Messaging HTML Telnet Algorithms Video production Word processing Group discussion Use of operating systems Statistical analysis presentation Database management systems CAD/CAM Copy/paste Web page design Graphics Chat Web browsing Electronic indexes Web searching Online catalogs Electronic spreadsheets Upload/download Spell/grammar check Brainstorming software PDAs Inspiration Hyperstudio

39 © M. Eisenberg Word processing Group discussion Online catalogs Electronic indexes Web browsing Web searching Electronic spreadsheets Upload/download HTML Spell/grammar check Brainstorming software PDAs Video production Algorithms Multimedia production (PowerPoint, Hyperstudio) ftp Chat Graphics Database management Inspiration Use of operating systems Web page design Copy/paste Statistical analysis presentation CAD/CAM Telnet Programming Instant Messaging Better, But Still Out of Context

40 © M. Eisenberg 2009 Technology in Context TASK DEFINITION Students use , listservs, newsgroups, chat, videoconferencing, and other online communication methods to clarify assignments and brainstorm problems. May also use software to generate timelines, organizational charts, etc. to plan and organize complex problems INFO SEEKING STRATEGIES Students identify and assess computerized resources as they develop information seeking strategies toward their problem. LOCATION & ACCESS Students use online catalogs, searchable periodical indexes, electronic encyclopedias, Web search engines, and other online searching tools to locate useful information. USE OF INFORMATION Students connect to and access online or locally stored electronic information sources, view, download, and decompress files, and use copy-and-paste features to extract relevant information. SYNTHESIS Students organize and communicate their results using word processing, database management, spreadsheet and graphics software, and distribute their projects via , Web publishing, or other media. EVALUATION Students evaluate the impact of the technology they used, including its effectiveness and efficiency

41 Exercise Word processing Search engines, electronic indexes, online library catalogs Spell/grammar check Brainstorming software Blogs Presentation software (PowerPoint)

42 Technology in Context Task DefinitionBrainstorming software; Info Seeking Strategies Search engines, electronic indexes, online library catalogs; Blogs Location & Access Search engines, electronic indexes, online library catalogs Use of InformationPresentation Software; Blogs SynthesisPresentation Software EvaluationSpell/grammar check;

43 © M. Eisenberg 2009 Content Area Curriculum Content Area Curriculum Info & Tech Literacy Info & Tech Literacy Context #3: Curriculum

44 © M. Eisenberg 2009 Course Curriculum Course Curriculum Info & Tech Literacy Info & Tech Literacy Integrated Program Context #3: Curriculum

45 © M. Eisenberg 2009 In Closing…

46 © M. Eisenberg 2009 Problems Everyone – information access, overload, quality Students – gaining essential information knowledge & skills Schools – providing meaningful learning opportunities Society – providing opportunity for our youth to succeed at the highest possible levels.

47 © M. Eisenberg 2009 Solution Information literacy. Recognized as essential. Infused through education and society at all levels.

48 © M. Eisenberg 2009 Thanks for listening!

49 © M. Eisenberg 2009 Questions or comments?

50 © M. Eisenberg 2009 Resources AASL Information Literacy Standards (1998)  AASL Learning Standards proposed (2007)  ACRL Information Literacy Standards  The Big6  Fluency in Information Technology  ISTE/NETS-S  Janet Murray – matrix– 


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