Friday, July 10, 2009

Information Inquiry

I haven't had time to explore it, but I just came a cross a new-to-me resource from Danny Callison and Annette Lamb: the Virtual Information Inquiry website. "It combines resources from workshops and previous publications along with original works. ... Much of the website is based on materials from Key Words, Concepts and Methods for Information Age Instruction: A Guide to Teaching Information Inquiry by Daniel Callison (2003) and THE BLUE BOOK on Information Age Inquiry, Instruction, and Literacy by Daniel Callison and Leslie Preddy (2006)." The site is divided into 4 sections: Information Inquiry; Student Info Scientists (based on the idea that every student has to be one - the particular focus is on school children); Instructional Specialists; and Learning Lab (use of specific tools, technologies, learning spaces). Each of these sections has lots of subsections, offering definitions, advice and additional links. There is a lot there and the only problem I encountered was that the videos produced the the authors themselves were password protected.

Photo by Sheila Webber: They don't clean the upper windows very often in our building (see here and here), and this is how they do it.

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