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Evaluating Materials for the 21st Century Student.
Metaliteracy and Digital Resource Evaluation:
The prevalent availability of digital materials provides educators with an opportunity to engage students in the classroom with a multitude of non-traditional learning resources that are available at little to no cost to the student or educator. Conversely, this overwhelming availability of resources presents a new set of challenges for educators as the evaluation and integration of these requires a pluralistic set of established and emergent literacies- i.e. Metaliteracy.
This new set of literacies reflect the need to evaluate resources in regard to the immersive participatory online environment of the 21st century educator and student.
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Publication Date: 2014-04-01
"All over the world people are exploring what information literacy means in the 21st century. The authors provide a review of trends and theories, and suggest a model that "allows lifelong learners to create meaning through an interactive and participatory social network. Today's learners communicate, create, and share information using a range of information technologies such as social media, blogs, microblogs, wikis, mobile devices and apps, virtual worlds, and MOOCs. In this book the authors present a comprehensive structure for information literacy theory that builds on decades of practice while recognizing the knowledge required for an expansive and interactive information environment. The concept of metaliteracy expands the scope of traditional information skills (determine, access, locate, understand, produce, and use information) to include the collaborative production and sharing of information in participatory digital environments (collaborate, produce, and share) prevalent in today's world. Combining theory and case studies, the authors: Show why media literacy, visual literacy, digital literacy, and a host of other specific literacies are critical for informed citizens in the twenty-first century ; Offer a framework for engaging in today's information environments as active, self-reflective, and critical contributors to these collaborative spaces ; Connect metaliteracy to such topics as metadata, the Semantic Web, metacognition, open education, distance learning, and digital storytelling. This approach to information literacy helps students grasp an understanding of the critical thinking and reflection required to engage in technology spaces as savvy producers, collaborators, and sharers."
Metaliteracy: ML in Practice
This page will provide access to a variety of resources connected to the use of metaliteracy. It is starting with campus-based initiatives, as well as implementation through teaching done in classrooms and online learning spaces, and in assignments and exercises.
Program designed to incorporate metaliteracy outcomes into the curriculum of courses offered at SUNY. Has a lot of interesting implications for integrating different types of learning objects and outcomes into the curriculum.
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