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MOOcing Experiences - 1st in a series of MOOC reflections
Kate Herzog, Beyond Information Literacy, February 1, 2014
This is the first, of OPENBLOCKwhat I hope will beCLOSEBLOCK a series of posts on my MOOCing experiences over the past 5+ months. I hope they will provide food for thought to my fellow co-learners and aspiring/experienced curators. If you've been 'following' my journey using #metaliteracy, #dcurate, #teachinglibraryresearchstrategies on Twitter, this series is being written with you in mind as my primary audience.It's Friday afternoon and the following Canvas notification .... 2014-01-31T14:39:00.000-08:00 [Comment]

Infographics as a Form of Curation
Kate Herzog, Beyond Information Literacy, January 15, 2014
On 13 December, a SUNY Conversation in the Disciplines on "Developing Metaliterate Learners: Transforming Literacy across Disciplines" was held. Paige Jaeger summarized the proceedings by creating this infographic:Paige Jaeger created this infographicOPENBLOCK summarize a SUNY conference:Developing Metaliterate Learners: Transforming Literacy across DisciplinesThis got me to rethink my fascination with Infographics. While I DO love .... 2014-01-15T06:02:00.001-08:00 [Comment]

Caveat Lector – Let the Reader BEWARE!
Kate Herzog, Beyond Information Literacy, November 8, 2013
Caveat LectorNow here's a really scary thought brought up by a blog post by Donald Clark (11-7-13): "When Big Data goes bad:6 epic fails". Clark notes that "Data, in the wrong hands, whether malicious, manipulative or naïve can be downright dangerous. Indeed, when big data goes bad it can be lethal. Unfortunately the learning game is no stranger to both the abuse of data." He provides 6 examples and concludes with : "Big Data in the hands of little brains is .... 2013-11-07T12:32:00.001-08:00 [Comment]

Hello, Is There Anybody Out There? - What Message Are You Sending Me?
Kate Herzog, Beyond Information Literacy, November 1, 2013
OK, fellow Metiliteracy MOOCers, I don't get it. was a little worried after I posted my survey and no one responded to it. So, I tested it myself. OPENBLOCKGranted, it didn't seem to work as an embedded form using my Chrome browser, but it DID in IE and my stats show that 52% of my views were done using Internet Explorer!CLOSEBLOCK Therefore, I quickly added a direct link to the Google Form on my blog post.I just wanted to thank the one librarian who .... 2013-11-01T14:36:00.000-07:00 [Comment]

Beware online "filter bubbles" - Eli Pariser's TED Talk
Kate Herzog, Beyond Information Literacy, October 30, 2013
Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles" (filmed March 2011)I hope you will agree that Pariser's TED Talk ties in with this week's topic: TOPIC 5: MEDIA AND NEWS LITERACY "Pioneering online organizer Eli Pariser is the author of "The Filter Bubble," talks about how personalized search might be narrowing our worldview. Abstract: As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there'.... 2013-10-30T10:45:00.002-07:00 [Comment]

The Whole Student: Cognition, Emotion, and Information Literacy - a C&RL preprint of interest
Kate Herzog, Beyond Information Literacy, October 30, 2013
This article, "The Whole Student: Cognition, Emotion, and Information Literacy" by Miriam L. Matteson (Kent State), was accepted for publication in September OPENBLOCKbut won't actually be published by College and Research Libraries until January, 2015CLOSEBLOCK. Luckily, those of us who are working on a Metaliteracy action agenda can read the preprint.Abstract:Information literacy skill acquisition is a form of learning that is influenced by cognitive, emotional, and social .... 2013-10-30T10:14:00.003-07:00 [Comment]

Put Your 2¢ In! (Metaliteracy MOOC Participant Survey)
Kate Herzog, Beyond Information Literacy, October 25, 2013
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On the Need for "Due Diligence" in 21st Century Critical Literacy Skills
Kate Herzog, Beyond Information Literacy, October 18, 2013
A post from Catherine Lombardozzi, one of the thought leaders I follow as part of my PLN RSS feed, popped for me and I just had to share it with other members of the MetaliteracyMOOC and readers of my blog.The blog post, Perils of popular science (October 17, 2013) raises questions about the increased need for 'due diligence' in 21st century research and scholarship.Since my response to her post is awaiting moderation, I'll share it with you here:Catherine, this is a .... 2013-10-18T10:53:00.001-07:00 [Comment]

Metaliteracy: "Liquidity" and "Fluidity" and the Game of Lifelong Learning
Kate Herzog, Beyond Information Literacy, October 15, 2013
These are the thought-leaders I chose from among the works Prinsloo offered in his presentationIn Prinsloo's Beta (β), critical literacy (as Freire observed) involves reading both the world and the word in a nonlinear fashion:Reading is no longer a passive linear act in which we follow the author's lead from page to page, from idea to idea, from topic to topic. The nature of authority is that it dictates the direction of a text. In even the most basic hypertext document, the reader .... 2013-10-15T13:07:00.000-07:00 [Comment]

Metaliteracy: Learning How to Play the Field
Kate Herzog, Beyond Information Literacy, October 11, 2013
I hope the other participants in Dr. Paul Prinsloo's Metaliteracy MOOC talk: "Metaliteracy in Beta" (7 October) came away as excited by his webinar's insights/perspectives as I was.OPENBLOCKiCLOSEBLOCKThe title of Prinsloo's presentation is significant - I agree with his use of the concept Beta (β), a term implying prototype rather than final product. Many computer programs are released in beta and are modified based upon user experiences. So, too, with Metaliteracy, which is .... 2013-10-11T12:50:00.002-07:00 [Comment]

Did you miss me?...I've been MOOCing...and more
Kate Herzog, Beyond Information Literacy, October 6, 2013
David Hopkins conjunction with trying to actively participate in this Metaliteracy MOOC, I joined the Leadership forReal MOOC, two weeks into its start. This joint experience has provided additional insights into the skills required of a Metaliterate individual. OPENBLOCKOr should I say Metaliterate learner, since, if we are not learning, we are not living?CLOSEBLOCKI'm a great 'juggler' (or multitasker) – it was one of the requirements of my various .... 2013-10-06T12:54:00.004-07:00 [Comment]

Tools for Learning OPENBLOCKThanks to Jane Hart's effortsCLOSEBLOCK
Kate Herzog, Beyond Information Literacy, September 30, 2013, Jane Hart released her 7thannual Top 100 Tools for Learning (2013), the results of votes of over 500 learning professionals in workplace learning and education from 48 countries worldwide. OPENBLOCK"A learning tool is a tool for your own personal learning or one that you use for teaching or training." Hart's definition of Learning ToolsCLOSEBLOCKThis overview can inform your own concept of tools .... 2013-09-30T04:29:00.003-07:00 [Comment]

Kate Herzog, Beyond Information Literacy, September 26, 2013
To continue my previous post Getting the MESSAGE OUT and Getting MESSAGES BACK – About Blogging as a Tool and Tools in General OPENBLOCKiCLOSEBLOCK, I'd like to tell you a story about a PKN (Personal Knowledge Network) journey I recently took.To frame this PKN experience, I should preface it by giving you some context: I am interested in Learning in Organizations, both "Learning Organizations" AND "Organizational Learning". In researching the topic, I found/discovered .... 2013-09-26T10:02:00.000-07:00 [Comment]

Getting the MESSAGE OUT and Getting MESSAGES BACK – About Blogging as a Tool and Tools in General
Kate Herzog, Beyond Information Literacy, September 25, 2013
The topic I'm currently pondering is Blogging, a tool that provides a platform on which you can crystalize your thoughts, opinions, or views into an Internet post. If your purpose is to do only that – to create an artifact (perhaps because it is required for your course), you probably don't care about "What happens then?" But every guide to blogging I've read says that its goal is to engage the reader – in contemplation and/or in conversation – to grow and develop the .... 2013-09-25T09:38:00.000-07:00 [Comment]

Metalearning: Learning How to Learn (part 1)
Kate Herzog, Beyond Information Literacy, September 22, 2013
I came upon a very relevant blog post from Jane Hart (one of the sources I use in my "Learning Organization" PLN): How do we deal with unwilling corporate learners? Hart, whose blog posts often contain quite informative visuals, notes that people who are independent (willing) learners will learn regardless of teaching methodology. Unwilling learners, on the other hand, expect to be taught. Since instructional designers and trainers try to motivate the unwilling, their methods often frustrate .... 2013-09-22T17:01:00.000-07:00 [Comment]

Jack of all Trades? – A Metacognitive Musing
Kate Herzog, Beyond Information Literacy, September 22, 2013 In their Curriculum 2.0 wiki , Dennis Harter and Justin Medved summarize: "Reflection has always been is a powerful tool used to develop as a learner and individual. Today there are so many different ways in which an individual can acquire knowledge, communicate and learn about the world. Understanding yourself and which learning environments and information streams work best for you are important .... 2013-09-22T07:57:00.000-07:00 [Comment]

Metaliteracy as a definition of 21st Century Learning Skills
Kate Herzog, Beyond Information Literacy, September 21, 2013 great recent 'insight' by Kumar Snehansu nails it! He observes that: "Education today is much more about ways of thinking which involves everyday creative and critical approaches to problem-solving and decision-making. It is also about ways of working as well as the tools they require, such as the capacity to recognize and exploit the potential of new technologies and methods of teaching. These citizens .... 2013-09-21T06:36:00.000-07:00 [Comment]

The Metaliteracy Action Agenda
, Beyond Information Literacy, August 28, 2013
"So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it." - Willy Wonka are not just librarians, the keepers of knowledge; we're also teachers. Our responsibility has been to 'archive' knowledge and to assist our communities in locating, accessing and using that knowledge responsibly. However, 21st century fluencies include so much beyond the information literacy, whose .... 2013-08-28T06:14:00.001-07:00 [Comment]

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