Daily Archives: December 16, 2013

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#hyperlibMOOC: Profile of Learning Guide Jolene Finn

http://ischool.sjsu.edu/people/community-profile/jolene-finn Student Jolene Finn serves as a “participatory learning guide” in the first massive open online course (MOOC) offered by SJSU SLIS. Finn is one of 11 guides who act as liaisons between the 400 MOOC participants and its instructors. The Hyperlinked Library MOOC (#hyperlibMOOC on Twitter), which started on September 3, is taught by Assistant Professor Michael Stephens and Lecturer Kyle Jones. It parallels much of the content in Stephens’ LIBR 287 Hyperlinked Library course, offered to students enrolled in the school’s Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program. Intended for professional development, the MOOC is offered free to the public. MOOC students can […]

Problems with Evaluating: (Part 3) Threshold Concepts

The concept of “evaluating” information runs throughout the existing ACRL Information Literacy Standards for Higher Education. They highlight the different ways we teach students about information at different points in the research process. Here are the primary points: Standard one: The information literate student determines the nature and extent of the information needed. Performance indicator 2:  The information literate student identifies a variety of types and formats of potential sources for information. Outcome C: Identifies the value and differences of potential resources in a variety of formats (e.g., multimedia, database, web site, data set, audio=visual, book). Outcome D: Identifies the purpose and audience of […]

New Article: Exemplary Practice for Learning 2.0 (Full Text)

This article appears in the new issue of Reference & User Services Quarterly, Volume 53, Number 2 / 2013. The editors graciously allowed me to publish it full text here as well. Exemplary Practice for Learning 2.0 Based on a Cumulative Analysis of the Value and Effect of “23 Things” Programs in Libraries This article is based on cumulative analysis of research projects from 2009 and 2012 exploring the impact and effect of the programs on library staff in Australia, sponsored by CAVAL, a consortium of academic libraries, and in the United States. It includes analysis of survey responses from staff participants and […]