A Framework for Information Literacy

Information Literacy
I recently wrote about how information fluency is hoped to bolster our ability to recognize and defuse the phenomena known as fake news. It’s supposed to do so by providing the information fluent with the means to “respect the expertise that authority represents while remaining skeptical of the systems that have elevated that authority and the information created by it.” That quote is taken from the “Authority is Constructed and Contextual” Frame of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, which is two years old at this point and which, bizarrely and/or frighteningly, I hadn’t heard of until just a couple weeks ago. The meeting point for both articles linked above…

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Dr. Lane Clarke co-authors book on educating literacy teachers online

Educating Literacy Teachers Online
Dr. Lane Clarke, of the Education Department at UNE, recently co-authored a book on educating Literacy teachers in an online format.  From the foreword: “This might very well be the book that inspires you, like me, to find a trusted colleague, take a few risks, and begin your own journey toward moving a literacy course or whole program online.” — Julie Coiro, associate professor, School of Education, University of Rhode Island Tailored to online educators and literacy teachers This book is a comprehensive guide for literacy teacher educators and professional development trainers who teach and work in online settings. The authors provide tools, techniques, and resources for developing courses, workshops, and other online learning experiences, including blended/hybrid delivery formats that…

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