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Re Framing IL Draft

Predictions and Recommendations for the Future of Information Literacy in Higher Education

Samantha Helfrich

on 7 November 2013

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Re Framing IL
Predictions and Recommendations for the Future of Information Literacy in Higher Education.
that we know for certain...
The only thing
is that change is inevitable.
There needs to be a shift in focus
We need to see past the next tool, the better resource, or the current pedagogy.
A more holistic approach
Re-Skilling for Research
(Auckland, 2012)
The changing face of published information
Open source journals and the future of academic research and publication
Traditionally IL professionals have taught with a focus on the resources. As new resources become available, we adapt and shift our instruction to meet the demands of the new media or platform. We consider the student and their needs when purchasing and implementing these new tools, but rarely consider the bigger picture when teaching them.
is essential. Fostering meaningful interactions between IL professionals, teaching faculty, and students is imperative if we seek to teach students how to learn.
Digital Expectations
Oh Technology!
Mobile Landscapes
There is an app for that.
the changing and blending of learning environments.
Perceptions & Relevancy
Embedded Instruction
Just Google it.
The expectations of the digital native: information should be fast, easy, and provide instant gratification.
What is IL?
We need to change our perceptions of IL. Our modes of teaching and our goals need to be adjusted to make the instruction relevant and dynamic.
Information Literacy
Funtional Literacy
Visual Literacy
Media Literacy
Digital Literacy
How technology is changing the face of IL in Higher Education.
Digital Archives
Open Source
Mobile Learning
Data Management
And with that our look into the future of information literacy has come to its conclusion.
Growing Services to Researchers
We need to impress upon students that familiarity with online environments and technology does not necessarily mean that they possess the same proficiency in their information seeking behaviours.
The future of IL instruction depends on our ability to train our gaze outward. Instruction needs to focus on teaching information literacy in a modern collaborative environment where students can learn a host of skills that can then be applied to the resources in ways that are specific to their needs.
Data Management
Social Media
Word Processing
Services for researchers need to be timely and specific to needs of the individual. Some areas of potential growth: data management, curation, valuation of research impact, altmetrics, and resource training.
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