The journal club held in the virtual world, Second Life, next meets this Wednesday on 23 February 2011 at 12 noon Second Life time (that's 8pm UK time see http://tinyurl.com/6hmkx8r for times elsewhere). You need a SL avatar and the SL browser on your computer, to participate, and it is nice if you have read the paper ;-) though the session leader will summarise key points briefly at the start, as usual. Eleni Zazani (of Birkbeck College (University of London), UK, Loreena Sandalwood in SL) will lead discussion. We will be discussing:
Skagen, T., Torras, M., Kavli, S., Mikki, S., Hafstad, S., & Hunskår, I. (2009). "Pedagogical Considerations in Developing an Online Tutorial in Information Literacy." Communications In Information Literacy, 2(2). This is open access, http://www.comminfolit.org/index.php/cil/article/view/Fall2008AR2/74
Where: Infolit iSchool Journal Club room:
Some questions for participants to think about and discuss are:
- Are you involved in creating online tutorials/learning Objects?
- What standards, (IL of pedagogies), if any, do you use while planning online tutorials or learning objects
- Do you find it difficult to apply standards while creating very short tutorials?
- Which is your favoutite software/platform?
- Are there any Information Literacy barries?
- Do online tutorials replace face-to-face Information Literacy sessions?
- What strengths or weaknesses do you see in this paper?
This is a Sheffield University Information School, Centre for Information Literacy Research event