From Information Literacy to Social Epistemology Book

From Information Literacy to Social Epistemology


  • Author : Anthony Anderson
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-06-08
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081005484

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From Information Literacy to Social Epistemology Excerpt :

From Information Literacy to Social Epistemology: Insights from Psychology focuses on information and the ways in which information literacy relates to critical thinking in education, the workplace, and in our social life. The broad context for our interest is the development in internet technologies often characterised by terms like the ‘digital age’, leading to questions of digital participation, digital divides, and the role of thinking in the information society. In short, to what extent is the ‘digital age’ engendering changes in learning directed towards the better use of information, and in addition, encouraging or even requiring improvements in critical thinking? Provides a new and relevant contribution based on the authors' synthesis of a number of psychological constructs aligned to information literacy Addresses the issue of information literacy in the wider population by researching adult returnees to higher education and investigating their experiences in relation to prior experience Applies insights to recent developments on the topic, i.e. the Secker and Coonan IL curriculum, alowing an alternative disciplinary perspective and a new, research-based platform Develops a model based on the literature reviewed and discusses the relation of the model to the broader concept of social epistemology

Six Issues Facing Libraries Today Book

Six Issues Facing Libraries Today


  • Author : John M. Budd
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2017-06-13
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442277380

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Six Issues Facing Libraries Today Excerpt :

Written by John M. Budd, one of librarianship’s most-respected educators, this book addresses some of the most pressing issues in library and information science. It offers informed insight and perspectives on essential and timely issues facing the profession.

Pathways into Information Literacy and Communities of Practice Book

Pathways into Information Literacy and Communities of Practice


  • Author : Dora Sales
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-09-26
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081006801

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Pathways into Information Literacy and Communities of Practice Excerpt :

Pathways into Information Literacy and Communities of Practice: Teaching Approaches and Case Studies considers the specific information literacy needs of communities of practice. As such, the book fills a gap in the literature, which has treated information literacy extensively, but has not applied it to the area of communities of practice. Since every community of practice generates, seeks, retrieves, and uses resources and sources related to the cognitive structure being researched or studied, and the tasks being performed, the need arises to undertake studies focused on real user communities, especially at a graduate level. This edited collection presents contributions from an international perspective on this key topic in library and information science. Contributions are arranged into two sections, the first exploring teaching and learning processes, and the second presenting case studies in communities of practice, including, but not limited to, health, research environments, college students, and higher education. Focuses on communities of practice, including health, research, and higher education and their distinct information needs Includes chapters from an international and experienced set of contributors Presents an interdisciplinary perspective on the topic

Information Literacy in the Workplace Book

Information Literacy in the Workplace


  • Author : Serap Kurbanoğlu
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-01-25
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 847
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319743349

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Information Literacy in the Workplace Excerpt :

This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Information Literacy, ECIL 2017, held in Saint Malo, France, in September 2017. The 84 revised papers included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 358 submissions. The papers cover a wide range of topics in the field of information literacy and focus on information literacy in the workplace. They are organized in the following topical sections: workplace information literacy, employibility and career readiness; data literacy and research data management; media literacy; copyright literacy; transliteracy, reading literacy, digital literacy, financial literacy, search engine literacy, civic literacy; science literacy; health information literacy; information behavior; information literacy in higher education; information literacy in K-12; information literacy instruction; information literacy and libraries; and theoretical framework.

From Information Literacy to Social Epistemology Book

From Information Literacy to Social Epistemology


  • Author : Anthony Anderson
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-06-13
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : 0081005458

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From Information Literacy to Social Epistemology Excerpt :

From Information Literacy to Social Epistemology: Insights from Psychology focuses on information and the ways in which information literacy relates to critical thinking in education, the workplace, and in our social life. The broad context for our interest is the development in internet technologies often characterised by terms like the 'digital age', leading to questions of digital participation, digital divides, and the role of thinking in the information society. In short, to what extent is the 'digital age' engendering changes in learning directed towards the better use of information, and in addition, encouraging or even requiring improvements in critical thinking? Provides a new and relevant contribution based on the authors' synthesis of a number of psychological constructs aligned to information literacy Addresses the issue of information literacy in the wider population by researching adult returnees to higher education and investigating their experiences in relation to prior experience Applies insights to recent developments on the topic, i.e. the Secker and Coonan IL curriculum, alowing an alternative disciplinary perspective and a new, research-based platform Develops a model based on the literature reviewed and discusses the relation of the model to the broader concept of social epistemology

The Oxford Handbook of Digital Technology and Society Book

The Oxford Handbook of Digital Technology and Society


  • Author : Professor of Digital Culture Simeon Yates
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020-08-07
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 799
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190932596

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The Oxford Handbook of Digital Technology and Society Excerpt :

Required reading for anyone interested in the profound relationship between digital technology and society Digital technology has become an undeniable facet of our social lives, defining our governments, communities, and personal identities. Yet with these technologies in ongoing evolution, it is difficult to gauge the full extent of their societal impact, leaving researchers and policy makers with the challenge of staying up-to-date on a field that is constantly in flux. The Oxford Handbook of Digital Technology and Society provides students, researchers, and practitioners across the technology and social science sectors with a comprehensive overview of the foundations for understanding the various relationships between digital technology and society. Combining robust computer-aided reviews of current literature from the UK Economic and Social Research Council's commissioned project "Ways of Being in a Digital Age" with newly commissioned chapters, this handbook illustrates the upcoming research questions and challenges facing the social sciences as they address the societal impacts of digital media and technologies across seven broad categories: citizenship and politics, communities and identities, communication and relationships, health and well-being, economy and sustainability, data and representation, and governance and security. Individual chapters feature important practical and ethical explorations into topics such as technology and the aging, digital literacies, work-home boundary, machines in the workforce, digital censorship and surveillance, big data governance and regulation, and technology in the public sector. The Oxford Handbook of Digital Technology and Society will equip readers with the necessary starting points and provocations in the field so that scholars and policy makers can effectively assess future research, practice, and policy.

Conceptualising the Digital University Book

Conceptualising the Digital University


  • Author : Bill Johnston
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-01-16
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319991603

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Despite the increasing ubiquity of the term, the concept of the digital university remains diffuse and indeterminate. This book examines what the term 'digital university' should encapsulate and the resulting challenges, possibilities and implications that digital technology and practice brings to higher education. Critiquing the current state of definition of the digital university construct, the authors propose a more holistic, integrated account that acknowledges the inherent diffuseness of the concept. The authors also question the extent to which digital technologies and practices can allow us to re-think the location of universities and curricula; and how they can extend higher education as a public good within the current wider political context. Framed inside a critical pedagogy perspective, this volume debates the role of the university in fostering the learning environments, skills and capabilities needed for critical engagement, active open participation and reflection in the digital age. This pioneering volume will be of interest and value to students and scholars of digital education, as well as policy makers and practitioners.

Information Literacy in Higher Education Book

Information Literacy in Higher Education


  • Author : Fabiola Cabra-Torres
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-08-07
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030500146

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Information Literacy in Higher Education Excerpt :

This book presents an innovative theoretical and methodological approach to study information literacy in higher education contexts. While mainstream studies tend to see information literacy as a technical and universal process, this book proposes a theoretical and methodological framework to study information literacy from a sociocultural perspective, highlighting the importance of the social and cultural contexts in which information literacy develops. This situated approach demands that research data must be analysed in relation to the contexts in which they emerge, so the book proposes a research method based on the study of personal histories and stories, learning situations and intersubjective relationships to characterize the different information profiles of different information users. Adopting a multidisciplinary approach that combines contributions from educational research, psychology and information sciences, the authors first present a theoretical discussion to argue in favor of the sociocultural paradigm to study information literacy, then present their methodological proposal to observe informational competencies among higher education students, and finally present the results of an empirical study to identify different information literacy profiles among Latin American students and teachers. Breaking with the hegemonic paradigm in the field, Information Literacy in Higher Education – A Sociocultural Perspective provides useful and innovative tools to researchers working in different areas of the social sciences, such as education, psychology, linguistics and information sciences.

Information Literacy in a Post Truth Era Book

Information Literacy in a Post Truth Era


  • Author : Serap Kurbanoğlu
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022
  • Genre: Application software
  • Pages : 746
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030998851

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Information Literacy in a Post Truth Era Excerpt :

This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Information Literacy, ECIL 2021, held in online mode in September 2021. The 61 revised papers included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 192 submissions. The papers are organized in the topical sections on information literacy in a post-truth era and news literacy; health literacy; data literacy; digital literacy and digital empowerment; other literacies; information literacy in different contexts; information literacy education in different sectors; information literacy instruction; assessment and evaluation of information literacy; academic integrity, plagiarism and digital piracy; information behaviour; information literacy, libraries and librarians; information literacy in different cultures and countries; information literacy and democracy, citizenship, active participation.

Information Literacy Instruction Book

Information Literacy Instruction


  • Author : John Walsh
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-09-28
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780632841

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Information Literacy Instruction Excerpt :

An invaluable guide for MLS professionals and students, this new book explains how librarians can select an effective method of library instruction based on their users, the objectives of the instruction and the delivery environment. The content describes the different methods available and in what circumstances the methods are most effective. It includes descriptions of curriculums for the methods currently available and describes a range of objectives the curriculums meet and the common environments librarians use for instruction. Information Literacy Instruction also introduces two new ideas for methods of instruction: one which combines information literacy with cyber-literacy (MLI) forming an instructional method appropriate for internet users and internet information and the Fully Automated Reference Instruction (FARI) that actively involves users with the instruction while completing research they are currently involved in for specific targeted classes. Introduction to multi-literacy instruction Using instruction to protect users from disinformation on the Internet New active learning idea for web based instruction (MLI and FARI)

Informed Societies Book

Informed Societies


  • Author : Stéphane Goldstein
  • Publisher : Facet Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-01-07
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783304226

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This book explains how and why information literacy can help to foster critical thinking and discerning attitudes, enabling citizens to play an informed role in society and its democratic processes. In early 21st century societies, individuals and organisations are deluged with information, particularly online information. Much of this is useful, valuable or enriching. But a lot of it is of dubious quality and provenance, if not downright dangerous. Misinformation forms part of the mix. The ability to get the most out of the information flow, finding, interpreting and using it, and particularly developing a critical mindset towards it, requires skills, know-how, judgement and confidence – such is the premise of information literacy. This is true for many aspects of human endeavour, including education, work, health and self-enrichment. It is notably true also for acquiring an understanding of the wider world, for reaching informed views, for recognising bias and misinformation, and thereby for playing a part as active citizens, in democratic life and society. This ground-breaking and uniquely multi-disciplinary book explores how information literacy can contribute to fostering attitudes, habits and practices that underpin an informed citizenry. The 13 chapters each come from a particular perspective and are authored by international experts representing a range of disciplines: information literacy itself, but also political science, pedagogy, information science, psychology. Informed Societies: Why Information literacy matters for citizenship, participation and democracy covers: - why information literacy and informed citizens matter for healthy, democratic societies - information literacy’s relationship with political science - information literacy’s relationship with human rights - how information literacy can help foster citizenship, participation, empowerment and civic engagement in different contexts: school students, refugees, older people and in wider s

Handbook of Research on Multidisciplinary Approaches to Literacy in the Digital Age Book

Handbook of Research on Multidisciplinary Approaches to Literacy in the Digital Age


  • Author : Taskiran, Nurdan Oncel
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2019-11-29
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 405
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799815365

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Handbook of Research on Multidisciplinary Approaches to Literacy in the Digital Age Excerpt :

The fast pace of technology in this day and age has made it difficult for individuals to stay informed without becoming lost in the folds of an information overload. Methods used to narrow down information are becoming just as important as providing the information to be discovered. The Handbook of Research on Multidisciplinary Approaches to Literacy in the Digital Age is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the significance of being literate in the age of speed and technology. While highlighting topics such as e-advertising, mobile computing, and visual culture, this publication explores the major issues society has in the information age and the methods of innovative achievements of public or private institutions. This book is ideally designed for researchers, academicians, teachers, and business managers seeking current research on a variety of social sciences in terms of the digital age.

Social Virtue Epistemology Book

Social Virtue Epistemology


  • Author : Mark Alfano
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2022-07-29
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 620
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000607307

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Social Virtue Epistemology Excerpt :

This collection of 19 chapters, all appearing in print here for the first time and written by an international team of established and emerging scholars, explores the place of intellectual virtues and vices in a social world. Relevant virtues include open-mindedness, curiosity, intellectual courage, diligence in inquiry, and the like. Relevant vices include dogmatism, need for immediate certainty, and gullibility and the like. The chapters are divided into four key sections: Foundational Issues; Individual Virtues; Collective Virtues; and Methods and Measurements. And the chapters explore the most salient questions in this areas of research, including: How are individual intellectual virtues and vices affected by their social contexts? Does being in touch with other open-minded people make us more open-minded? Conversely, does connection to other dogmatic people make us more dogmatic? Can groups possess virtues and vices distinct from those of their members? For instance, could a group of dogmatic individuals operate in an open-minded way despite the vices of its members? Each chapter receives commentary from two other authors in the volume, and each original author then replies to these commentaries. Together, the authors form part of a collective conversation about how we can know about what we know. In so doing, they not only theorize but enact social virtue epistemology.

Annual Review of Information Science and Technology Book

Annual Review of Information Science and Technology


  • Author : Information Today Inc
  • Publisher : Information Today, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2005-10
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 632
  • ISBN 10 : 1573872423

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Annual Review of Information Science and Technology Excerpt :

ARIST, published annually since 1966, is a landmark publication within the information science community. It surveys the landscape of information science and technology, providing an analytical, authoritative, and accessible overview of recent trends and significant developments. The range of topics varies considerably, reflecting the dynamism of the discipline and the diversity of theoretical and applied perspectives. While ARIST continues to cover key topics associated with "classical" information science (e.g., bibliometrics, information retrieval), editor Blaise Cronin is selectively expanding its footprint in an effort to connect information science more tightly with cognate academic and professional communities. Contents of Volume 40 (2006): SECTION I: Information and Society Chapter 1: The Micro- and Macroeconomics of Information, Sandra Braman Chapter 2: The Geographies of the Internet, Matthew Zook Chapter 3: Open Access, M. Carl Drott SECTION II: Technologies and Systems Chapter 4: TREC: An Overview, Donna K. Harman and Ellen M. Voorhees Chapter 5: Semantic Relations in Information Science, Christopher S. G. Khoo and Jin-Cheon Na Chapter 6: Intelligence and Security Informatics, Hsinchun Chen and Jennifer Xu SECTION III: Information Needs and Use Chapter 7: Information Behavior, Donald O. Case Chapter 8: Collaborative Information Seeking and Retrieval, Jonathan Foster Chapter 9: Information Failures in Health Care, Anu MacIntosh-Murray and Chun Wei Choo Chapter 10: Workplace Studies and Technological Change, Angela Cora Garcia, Mark E. Dawes, Mary Lou Kohne, Felicia Miller, and Stephan F. Groschwitz SECTION IV: Theoretical Perspectives Chapter 11: Information History, Alistair Black Chapter 12: Social Epistemology and Information Science, Don Fallis Chapter 13: Formal Concept Analysis in Information Science, Uta Priss.

Information Experience Book

Information Experience


  • Author : Christine Bruce
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-07-16
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783508167

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Information Experience Excerpt :

This book comprises innovative research on the information behavior of various age groups. It also looks at special populations such as ethnic minorities, indigenous peoples, and users with disabilities. The book presents research and reflections on designing systems that help the new generation cope with a complex knowledge society.