Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Recent articles

.. that caught my eye recently

Vol. 12 issue 4 of the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (free online) includes various articles on use of social networks including students' use of facebook; also articles on blogging, including on on the differences between male and female British bloggers http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol12/issue4/

Bennett, S. (2007) "Campus Cultures Fostering Information Literacy." portal: Libraries and the Academy, 7 (2), 147-167. (available to subscribers only). "The 2004 and 2005–06 workshops sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges and the National Institute for Technology & Liberal Education have generated much data that can be used to describe aspects of the campus cultures at some 130 institutions that foster information literacy. These data are particularly informative regarding collaboration among faculty and academic support staff, curricular reform, the role of chief academic officers, library space design, and the deployment of campus networks and electronic information resources."

Yuen, T.J. and Majid, M.S. "Knowledge sharing patterns of undergraduate students in Singapore." Library review, 56 (6), 485-494. (available to subscribers only). I think this is interesting as students do share information with each other and I think we could help them to do this in a more effective and information literate way - which would also include open discussion about what the boundaries are between knowledge sharing and cheating. I think this latter issue can be genuinely confusing for students.
Photo by Sheila Webber: Honeysuckle, Sheffield, August 2007.

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