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Furner, Jonathan – Education for Information, 2017
Philosophy of data should not be dismissed as a cluster of scholastic puzzles whose solutions are of limited practical value. On the contrary, philosophy of data should be recognized as constituting the core of a field of data studies that is informed by, but far from equivalent to, statistics, computer science, and library and information studies.
Descriptors: Data, Educational Philosophy, Statistical Studies, Information Science Education
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Van der Veer Martens, Betsy – Education for Information, 2017
The information ethics of Luciano Floridi's well-known Philosophy of Information (PI) project are explored as potential foundations for a deepening sense of stewardship in library and information studies (LIS) practice. The implications of PI's world view of "information objects" as having intrinsic value and resulting moral rights…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Trust (Psychology), Ethics, Educational Philosophy
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Capurro, Rafael; Rodríguez Fleitas, Maximiliano – Education for Information, 2017
In this paper we present two recent information literacy and access initiatives in Uruguay and their necessary historical antecedents, and analyze them from a phenomenological perspective to provide commentary on current philosophical discussions about information and the digital divide. To provide historical context we present a brief history of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Literacy, Access to Information, Phenomenology
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Losee, Robert M. – Education for Information, 2017
This paper provides an historical overview of the theoretical antecedents leading to information theory, specifically those useful for understanding and teaching information science and systems. Information may be discussed in a philosophical manner and at the same time be measureable. This notion of information can thus be the subject of…
Descriptors: Information Theory, Information Science, Information Science Education, Educational Philosophy
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Gauld, Craig; Whatley, Patricia – Education for Information, 2017
The expansion of distance learning and an understanding of the benefits it can offer to both the university and the individual has led to the growth of methodologies, pedagogies and models aimed at diversifying and maximising the student experience and increasing student numbers. This paper will address these issues in relation to the…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Information Science Education
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Eastwood, Terry – Education for Information, 2017
The author reflects on advances in academic professional education for archivists over the past 35 years, makes the case for autonomous master's degree programs in archival studies, and identifies some of the challenges archival education faces now and into the future.
Descriptors: Reflection, Foreign Countries, Archives, Information Management
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Lowry, James – Education for Information, 2017
In 2015, the International Council on Archives launched its Africa Programme (2015-2020) in order to coordinate its support for African archives and archivists. The Programme is focused on two strategic priorities: advocacy and education and training. This article examines the education and training component of the Programme. It begins by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Archives, Advocacy, Needs Assessment
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Douglas, Jennifer – Education for Information, 2017
In 2001, Catherine Hobbs referred to silences around personal archives, suggesting that these types of archives were not given as much attention as organizational archives in the development of archival theory and methodology. The aims of this article are twofold: 1) to investigate the extent to which such silences exist in archival education…
Descriptors: Information Management, Archives, Information Science Education, Course Descriptions
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Chang, Chih-Kai; Yang, Ya-Fei; Tsai, Yu-Tzu – Education for Information, 2017
Previous research indicates that understanding the state of learning motivation enables researchers to deeply understand students' learning processes. Studies have shown that visual programming languages use graphical code, enabling learners to learn effectively, improve learning effectiveness, increase learning fun, and offering various other…
Descriptors: Programming Languages, Student Motivation, Questionnaires, Correlation
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Colón-Aguirre, Mónica – Education for Information, 2017
This work explores the ways in which academic librarians specializing in areas related to user services consider the courses they took as part of obtaining their library and information science (LIS) degree prepared them to deal with issues of customer service in their current work. Effective customer service is a central aspect of accomplishing…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Users (Information)
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Canuel, Robin; MacKenzie, Emily; Andrew Senior, Andrew; Torabi, Nazi – Education for Information, 2017
As a consequence of the high adoption levels of mobile technology, users are increasingly accessing academic library-subscribed content via vendor-supplied mobile applications (apps) or responsive websites. However, users may be unaware of the existence of some standalone apps and might miss benefitting from available apps at their most…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries
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Muñoz-Cañavate, Antonio; Larios-Suárez, Verónica – Education for Information, 2017
This paper reviews the history and current situation of postgraduate studies in Librarianship and Information Science (LIS) at the university level in Spain before and after the development of the Bologna Process's European Higher Education Area (EHEA). It contextualizes the historical development of these studies, describing how official…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Library Science, Library Education
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Tang, Rong; Sae-Lim, Watinee – Education for Information, 2016
In this study, an exploratory content analysis of 30 randomly selected Data Science (DS) programs from eight disciplines revealed significant gaps in current DS education in the United States. The analysis centers on linguistic patterns of program descriptions, curriculum requirements, and DS course focus as pertaining to key skills and domain…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Higher Education, Content Analysis, Program Descriptions
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Yang, Ya-Fei; Lee, Chien-I; Chang, Chih-Kai – Education for Information, 2016
Collaborative learning is an activity in which two or more students learn something together. Many studies have found that collaborative learning improve students' memory retention and motivation to learn. Peer Instruction (PI) is one of the most successful evidence-based collaborative learning methods. This article investigates issues of student…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Retention (Psychology), Computer Science Education, Programming
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Jones, Kyle M. L.; Stephens, Michael; Branch-Mueller, Jennifer; de Groot, Joanne – Education for Information, 2016
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have brought about new questions regarding the construction of virtual learning environments and course delivery systems. One such question that researchers and instructors alike are considering is the role of community in learning spaces. This paper uses a professional development (PD) MOOC as a case study to…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Online Courses, Professional Development, Case Studies
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