ERIC Number: EJ964002
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Reconsidering Information Literacy in the 21st Century: The Redesign of an Information Literacy Class
McBride, Mark F.
Journal of Educational Technology Systems, v40 n3 p287-300 2011-2012
The response to the countless forms of information delivery and creation has been the catalyst for the development of the new literacies that are being researched and implemented into teaching by educators around the world. This article will examine information literacy courses being taught at colleges and universities and how the courses implemented 21st century literacies into the curriculum, specifically transliteracy and metaliteracy. The article will discuss how a 3-credit information literacy course was redesigned to include the concepts behind transliteracy and metaliteracy. Furthermore, the article will discuss why the Constructivist approach in the classroom seems the best approach for information literacy instruction and how Connectivism could be a possible approach to teaching information literacy going forward. Finally, the article will question whether the current information literacy standards endorsed by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) are appropriate for today's world or if a reconceptualization of literacy is needed.
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Professional Associations, Research Libraries, Information Literacy, Teaching Methods, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Multiple Literacies, Curriculum Implementation, Standards, Problem Based Learning, Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Video Technology, College Instruction, Information Skills, Library Skills, Research Skills, Web 2.0 Technologies, Influence of Technology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: New York