Friday, September 23, 2005

Merging IL and technology...

In the 32 volume of the LOEX Quarterly (available online at, there is an interesting article by Jennifer Sharkey of Purdue University entitled "Merging information literacy and technology through instructional and collaborative initiatives". Sharkey's introduction follows:

Every new generation of students coming to our campuses will have different and higher expectations for using and accessing types of technology. While college IT departments are responding by establishing wireless networks, implementing course management systems, and even providing iPods, students still struggle with effectively building their information literacy skills and merging these with the technology they use every day. The Digital Learning Collaboratory (DLC), a program and facility at Purdue University, encourages creative application of information literacy and technology to research and course projects. Active collaboration with faculty helps bridge the gap students have with information literacy and technology.

Read the entire article here.

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