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siyuwang

Recovering from information overload | McKinsey & Company - 1 views

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    Description: "For all the benefits of the information technology and communications revolution, it has a well-known dark side: information overload and its close cousin, attention fragmentation. These scourges hit CEOs and their colleagues in the C-suite particularly hard because senior executives so badly need uninterrupted time to synthesize information from many different sources, reflect on its implications for the organization, apply judgment, make trade-offs, and arrive at good decisions."
ukanjilal

IFLA GUIDELINES ON INFORMATION LITERACY FOR LIFELONG LEARNING* Final draft By... - 6 views

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    The guidelines provides a conceptual template to guide the creation of information literacy (IL) programs in academic and school libraries as well as public libraries. It is meant for the educators, librarians and information facilitators at the international level to help them to frame the IL efforts. In fact it is also of value to anyone who may need to start an IL program and would like a general conceptual framework.
    The document is divided into ten chapters that comprise the organizational spectrum of information literacy work, including a definition of concepts, a
    proposal for information literacy standards, a section on obtaining institutional
    commitment, the management of the learning process, including personnel development, educational theories, among other basic topics on how to implement the program, plus a list of key IL terms with their definitions, and a bibliography for further reading.
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    Thank you very much for sharing this document that even if not updated is still valid in its fundamental ideas and framework
Alexandra Finch

Internet Addiction: A new Clinical Phenomenon and Its Consequences - 0 views

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    Young, K. (2004). Internet Addiction: A new Clinical Phenomenon and Its Consequences. American Behavioral Scientist. 48:402
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    a. Although this is a psychology article, it poses an important concern over the rise of internet addiction in connected populations. This article is relevant to this course, as it relates to the notion of critical consumption; some users are unable to filter information effectively, which should be recognized as a concern. Young states many statistics from educators and researchers discounting internet use in the classroom as it is far too distracting and the loss of productivity (in both students and the workforce) is immense.
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    Some might argue that this article shows the downside of connected learning and e-resources, however this is not the case.

    Certain web activities mentioned in the paper such as chat rooms, social media, and video games are not the focus of this course. Open Knowledge deals with the light side of the internet, which is the interconnectivity, the accelerated learning, and the ability to publish ones own content. The internet can definitely be misused, but not every web activity is "junk food". If someone obsessively became a mathematician and ultimately ended up being the best mathematician in the world due to "addiction" people would call him or her a genius. The trick is to filter which content and activities one engages in.
Alexandra Finch

Exploring the Benefits and Challenges of Using Laptop Computers in Higher Education Cla... - 0 views

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    Kay, R., Lauriclla, S. (2011). Exploring the Benefits and Challenges of Using Laptop Computers in Higher Education Classrooms: A Formative Analysis. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology. 37:1
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    a. Laptops and mobile devices are ubiquitous in todays classrooms as students are digital natives. Because of decreasing prices of technology over the past few decades, an overwhelming majority of the university students surveyed own a laptop (87%). Because of this quick onset of technological adoption, culture has lagged, in terms of re-defining the social institutions that such mobile and computer technologies affect. According to this analysis, students feel that the use of a laptop helps in aiding studies, is useful for gathering course and supplementary materials and engaging in peer collaboration. Several challenges have been noted: communication based challenges, relating to social media, email and messaging services; and entertainment based challenges, relating to media consumption. These challenges serve as potential sources of distraction for the student using the technology and others. In their findings, 16% of students reported being distracted by pornography during class, on their own or others' computer screens, which ranked higher than computer games, at 1%. The authors conclude that the benefits of laptop use in class outweigh the challenges 2:1. Possibly, if the functionality of student laptops are integrated into course curriculum further, students can benefit from further peer collaboration, increased academic benefit and decreased distractions.
Alexandra Finch

From Distraction to Engagement: Wireless Devices in the Classroom - 0 views

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    a. Finding a balance between technology and teaching has proved challenging in the traditional classroom. Some institutions, such as University of Chicago Law School, have altogether banned internet access in the classroom, claiming that it imposes on the integrity of the education. Although the authors draw attention to research demonstrating the rampant frequency of distractions with laptop and mobile technology amongst students, they beg the question of whose fault it really is - and begs educators to reflect on their own teaching, and the educational institution as a whole. Fang describes possible solutions for the distraction dilemma for educators to apply to the modern classroom. Filtering applications can help to create a temporary filter on computer applications to ensure a singular task, or set of permitted tasks, are accessed. Network switching allows faculty and network administrators to determine which, if any, applications can use a network at a given time. Social solutions can also be effective; by educating the student on the issue of technology-related distraction in classrooms, and assessing teaching styles, class formats and institutional practices. In the modern classroom, the professor and technology should coexist peacefully; yet it will take social and technical finesse in order to find the right balance for the maximum benefit of the student.
nthabik

Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. - 2 views

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    The Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, adopted by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) in 2000, have become an essential document related to the emergence of information literacy as a recognized learning outcome at many institutions of higher education
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    As one of the academic libraries in the Philippines, we are also using the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education as bases for our Information Literacy program though its more than a decade. We recognize its competencies for outcomes based education.
janetw_suiching

Open Data developments in Asia | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog - 1 views

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    This blog about Open Data Developments in Asia analyses the recent state of Open Data adopted in Asia and highlights some of the 11 Asian countries participants that attended the Open Knowledge Conference in Geneva in 2012. Of the 11 countries that attended the conference, the author of the post focuses on the East Asian and Pacific countries such as New Zealand, Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar and discusses their state and role in Openness. The author does a good job at providing statistics of the different countries in terms of the Worldbank Knowledge Economy Index (KEI), which analyzes the economic rankings of countries. The author then compares economic rank to that of openness, stating that countries low on the economic rank contribute little to no open data within their own countries or externally to other countries.
    Next, the author talks about the overall internet penetration in Asia as being only 27.5 percent and in that statistic, there is still a wide gap between North and South East Asia in terms of internet use and information distribution and acquisition from citizens and others.
    Moreover, the author continues to compare how many social, economical, political and cultural influence information distribution, contribution and acquisition in Asia countries. Openness is growing in the more developed Asian countries, but openness is limited, or even nonexistent, in developing (authoritative) countries.
    After reading this article, I've had a greater understanding of the current state of Open Data in Asia an the influences that contribute to enabling Openness. What I expected from the blog post or something that would've made the post even better could be some examples or projects of Openness or Open Data in Asia.
janetw_suiching

Information Geographies - 1 views

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    Many interesting charts and data of the global internet use, access, and contributions
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    Cool!! It's so valuable to see behind the scenes of a lot of the open (or closed) tools we use. These images, maps, and infographics are really neat and use a lot of data that probably gets forgotten about in a lot of discussions. Thanks for posting!
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    Atlas, publications, charts and tables of global information and internet geographies and impacts on information access, information production and information distribution, done over a four year period by Oxford Information Institute. Findings, data, and publication will be published in Open Access formats and platforms.
    The website is simple but contains lots of information relevant to the topics in Stanford. There are links to external related publications about information geography, access, distribution and production. Very good website. Some limitations include: bias from the two developers and producers as well as institution itself, unknown (not identified) contributors and sponsors.
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    A very valuable collection demonstrating how economic, political, cultural and linguistic ties impact the flow of knowledge is and information. Of course, such charts do little to explain, why this happens and where a more even distribution of knowledge is desirable. Also, the data that lies behind the visualisations is not always open.
    Especially vauable are the links to the data collections that are accessible.
jurado-navas

LAS TIC EN LA EDUCACIÓN: REALIDAD Y PERSPECTIVAS - 2 views

Publicado por Ariel y Fundación Telefónica. Con la colaboración técnica de Wolters Kluwer.

Module10 open information Publishing Open access

Ignoramus OKMOOC

Digital Colonialism & the Internet as a tool of Cultural Hegemony - 1 views

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    An article by an anonymous author on the Knowledge Commons Brasil. The article attempts to show how the Global North dominates the internet. Internet users as well as content (exemplified by geo-located entities) tend to cluster in the rich industrial countries of the so called "developed" wordl.
    This critique resembles the lament of the so called Media Imperialism spearheaded by the McBriede Report to Unesco (http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0004/000400/040066eb.pdf) "Many Voices, One World)". It should be noted that here more detailed studies suggested that news agencies reflect the interests of their audiences. So it would be interesting what the distribution of geo-tagged entities in the Igbo version of Wikipedia is like. Does it mirror a bias towards West Africa (Igbo being one of the principal languages of Nigeria)?
nadiameyer

La explosión de la información: retos y propuestas para el bibliotecario - 1 views

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    En el contexto de la proliferación de información y nuevas tecnologías se
    ha fortalecido la idea de que estamos en la sociedad de la información y
    del conocimiento. Pero estos términos no gozan de la claridad y el consenso
    que se requieren para dar pasos firmes. Ambos tienen varios significados e
    interpretaciones y hacen referencia a diversas realidades y posibilidades
    de la sociedad. Veamos qué implicaciones tiene la creciente explosión de la
    información en la misión y el trabajo de los bibliotecarios actuales.
Diane Vahab

Media and Information Literacy for Teachers - 3 views

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    This guide for teachers published by UNESCO is available in multiple languages.
nadiameyer

Information Literacy Standards for Teacher Education - 2 views

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    This is a very practical document that can be used for preparing school teachers. Information literacy skills are important skills that young people should aquire at schools, and teachers need to have specific training for this.
rafopen

Ted Koppel on the Information Overload - Michael Lawrence Films/Krainin Productions - 3 views

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    "The editing process is more important today than it has ever been in the history of the world" (Ted Koppel).

    This short video is part of a (1990) documentary on Memory and Imagination by Michael Lawrence. Ted Koppel's critique of available information is incisive and especially striking because it makes a clarion call that hasn't been heeded at all.
belgm241268

Information Literacy - 2 views

UNESCO has a program on Communication & Information. Here's their perspective on Information Literacy -- http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/access-to-knowledge/information-...

Module 10 Information Literacy

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monde3297

Attention literacy - 0 views

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    I opened my first class session this semester by projecting the word ATTENTION on a screen and telling my students that class begins when they turn off their telephones, close their laptops, and shut their eyes for sixty seconds.
monde3297

Evaluating Information Sources - 1 views

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    This vídeo is one of the most clear, I have find, telling us the criterias to evaluating information. "Criteria to apply to evaluating both traditional and open web resources, including authority, timeliness, bias, and accuracy/credibility of content". Video make by: bbaker48 on creative commons licency. I will go on sharing content about openness.
monde3297

Information Literacy song - 2 views

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    IL song
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    Buena canción.
monde3297

The 5 Main Fluencies of The 21st Century Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile L... - 0 views

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    October 29, 2014 Today I want to share with you this awesome read I came across in Global Citizen Education. The article is entitled " 21st Century Fluencies" and is basically based on Crockett et al.'s book Literacy is Not Enough .
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