Talks I gave in 2015

12 January 2015: MOOCs, information literacy and the role of the librarian at Edinburgh University, Scotland. The slides from this talk are here :

14 January 2015. MOOCs, information literacy and the role of the librarian (i.e. the same as the previous talk) in the virtual world, Second Life.

19 March 2015. Futurelearning! Reflections on teaching in the Future Learn Play MOOC. Faculty of Social Sciences learning and teaching conference, University of Sheffield. The slides from this talk are here:

10th June Workshop on running a journal club (with Marshall Dozier), the handout is here and 12th June Workshop on phenomenography (with Bill Johnston), the powerpoint is here, both at at the EAHIL 2015 Workshop, in collaboration with ICAHIS and ICLC, held in Edinburgh, Scotland

18 June. Ability to present the results of the scientific information obtained. An online talk invited by the Research Center of the National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACYT) [postponed until later in the year]

25 June. Self-identified Information Behaviour of learners in the FutureLearn “Play” MOOC, at the i3 conference, held in Aberdeen, Scotland [I haven't put this on Slideshare, but the main elements are given at the end of the next (23 July) presentation]. Three of my PhD students also presented on their research (I have linked to the relevant blog entries): Joseph Essel (Conceptions of the Information literate teacher by teacher trainees at a Ghanaian University), Syeda Shahid (Assessing children’s IL skills: Findings from a multiple case study of six primary schools in Pakistan) and Kondwani Wella (Experiencing HIV and AIDS information: a phenomenological study of serodiscordant couples in Malawi).

23 July. Reflecting on teaching and information behaviour in a Futurelearn MOOC. Talk for the Computing & Communications Department, The Open University, Milton Keynes. The presentation is here:

19-22 October, the European Conference on Information Literacy (in Tallinn, Estonia):
Presentation (with Bill Johnston) on Information Literacy and the Scottish Independence Referendum (2014): an autoethnographic exploration of political decision-making
Workshop on Supporting Information Literacy in MOOC Learning Two of my PhD students also presented their research: (Jess Elmore and Evanthia Tramantza) and I was rapporteur for the conference

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