Monday, December 07, 2015

New articles @JInfoLit Minecraft, tutorials, connectivism, ethnography, librarians' self-perceptions

The latest issue of the open access Journal of Information Literacy (volume 9, issue 2) has just been published. Articles include:
- Can playing Minecraft improve teenagers' information literacy? Sandra Bebbington, Andre Vellino
- Using connectivism to guide information literacy instruction with tablets Andrea Wilcox Brooks
- Picking up the cool tools: working with strategic students to get bite-sized information literacy tutorials created, promoted, embedded, remembered and used Hazel Rothera
- Drop-in sessions as an effective format for teaching information literacy: a case study in the Medical and Dental Libraries at Queen Mary University of London Paula Funnell
- Ethnography as pedagogy in library orientations Angela Pashia, Jessica Critten
- Information literacy in LIS education: exploring the student view Charles Inskip [I'm pleased to see that "it seems clear from this analysis that there is a demand for explicit delivery of IL from students and, in their view, from employers as well as the wider research and professional community." since <advert alert> we (at the Sheffield University Information School) have had an information literacy module core to our MA Librarianship for some years, and it is also core to our new distance learning MA Library and Information Services Management]
- Are librarians teachers? Investigating academic librarians' perceptions of their own teaching skills Emily Wheeler, Pamela McKinney
Photo by Sheila Webber autumn glory of beech leaves, November 2015

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