ERIC Number: ED464624
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Flesh and Bone: Information Literacy, Teaching, and the Connected Classroom.
Lant, Kathleen Margaret
This paper discusses information literacy, teaching, and online technology. The first section introduces the split between mind and body that is made possible by the Internet and related resources. The second section discusses distance learning, including the impact of digital environments in teaching, and the power of virtual education to permit a student to transcend physical limitations. The third section addresses the student/teacher body and emergent phenomena, including the use of online technology as an adjunct to the traditional classroom, the impact of the Internet on education and life, and the demands of instructional modeling and student apprenticeship. The third section considers the cultured classroom, including the dialogic quality of education, the role of the teacher, and the importance of physical presence for learning and culture building. The fourth section covers information literacy and the enhanced classroom, including ways that media and the Internet change learning, the objectives of information literacy, and the structure of the new, information-focused educational environment. The fifth section discusses teaching and information literacy, including the following three guidelines: (1) contextualize all assignments; (2) build the use of information resources into every assignment; and (3) model in every interaction with students the skills of information literacy. (Contains 22 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Information Literacy, Instructional Design, Internet, Teacher Role, Web Based Instruction
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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