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Digital Literacy & Higher Education UAA Spring 2015

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Lara Madden

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1. displaying a readout in numerical digits rather than by a pointer or hands on a dial: "a digital watch"
1. the quality of state of being literate, especially the ability to read and write.

2. possession of education:
to question someone's literacy"

3. a person's knowledge of a particular subject or field:
"to acquire computer literacy"

Definition for this presentation:
Digital Literacy
[dig-i-tl- lit-er-
1. indicates the ability to critically evaluate resources available in online or eformats
"It is true, it is on the internet, right?"

2. competence in a wide range of digital tools, used for varied purposes.
"All Millennial's know how to use a computer."

Digital Natives & Higher Education
[dij-i-tl - na-ti-ve]
1. a person who has been familiar with computers, the internet, and other digital technologies from a young age.
Maybe the true definition of digital native is:

1. a person who has been familiar with smart
devices, digital music and apps from a young age.
This does not mean they understand "how to use" computers, search engines etc., for academic research.
When was the item written, and how frequently does the publication it is in come out?
Is there evidence of newly added or updated information in the item?
If the information is dated, is it still suitable for your topic?
How frequently does information change about your topic?
What are the author’s credentials?
What qualifies the author to write about this topic?
What affiliations does the author have? Could these affiliations affect their position?
Does it have an explicit position or bias?
Information Literacy
An information literate individual is able to:

Determine the extent of information needed
Access the needed information effectively and efficiently
Evaluate information and its sources critically
Incorporate selected information into one’s knowledge base
Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally
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Online Resources
Digital Archives
Peer Reviewed

Peer Reviewed:
Process of vetting an article's research for accuracy before being published in a journal.
General or multi-disciplinary coverage of topics which can include citations and full-text content journal articles, conference proceedings, book chapters.
Student Resources:
Library Resources:
Think about ways you can reword assignment instructions to include information literacy concepts. For example:
Instead of "no online resources"
You could say: "Refrain from using non-academic or non-vetted online sources" like...
Digital (Technology) Literacy
What do they know?

Word Processing?

Google it?

Digital Skills that translate...
Basic Word Processing Skills
Microsoft Word
Google Docs
Blackboard Student

Academic Technologies @UAA?
2. of, relating to, or using numerical calculations
3. of, relating to or using data in the form of numerical digits: "a digital image"
4. involving or using numerical digits expressed in a scale of notation, usually in the binary system, to represent discretely all variables occurring in a problem.
6. Pertaining to, noting, or making use of computers and computerized technologies, including the Internet: "this blog is an example of digital journalism" "search the digital archives"
5. available in electronic form; readable and manipulable by a computer: "scan the pages into a digital document"
Embedding Digital Literacy

Online Resources:
Information that can be accessed online through a specific website (Consortium Library) or a web browser (Firefox).

Digital Archives:
Add digital options...
Record & Upload your presentation
Collaborate in person or online
Use Consortium Library Database Search
Create a WIKI page to submit...
Annotated Bibliography
Draft Thesis
Share your assignment instructions....What can we add or change to add information & digital literacy skills?
Thank you for coming and participating in this workshop!
for further discussion or guidance please contact one of us....

Lara Madden
Academic Innovations & eLearning

MORE?? Let's Chat.....
Information Literacy Instruction Ideas: http://libguides.consortiumlibrary.org/content.php?pid=539707&sid=4837517

Embedding Information Literacy Initiatives: http://libguides.consortiumlibrary.org/content.php?pid=539707&sid=4837517

Jennifer McKay
UAA/APU Consortium Library

Works Cited:
* All images used licensed under Creative Commons, or used for educational purposes only.
Does the item contain information relevant to your argument or thesis?
What is the material’s intended audience?
Does the item contain information relevant to your argument or thesis?

Is the author’s purpose to inform, sell, persuade, or entertain?
Does the source have an obvious bias or prejudice?
Is the article presented from multiple points of view?
Does the author omit important facts or data that might disprove their argument? Is the author’s language informal, joking, emotional, or impassioned?
Is the information clearly supported by evidence?
Online resource containing searchable archival materials like images, documents, audio and video materials, born digital records such as email or websites, maps, datasets, and images of physical objects and artifacts. These are usually from unpublished sources. Digital archives are often just a sampling of an institution’s full holdings.

Alaska's Digital Archives:

Online 1 credit elective

LS 101: Intro to Academic Library Research:

Library Databases:
Association of College and Research Libraries Information Literacy Competency Standards: http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/informationliteracycompetency#ildef

Statewide Library Electronic Doorway:

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