The Concept of Metaliteracy

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The Link between Metaliteracy and STEMx
, Keith Cyril Akita, December 10, 2013
The final MOOC Talk of the semester was based on the relationship between Metaliteracy and STEMx. MOOC Talk 8 was facilitated by Betty Hurley-Dasgupta, Anthony Maddox and Samantha Becker. Betty Hurley-Dasgupta is a Faculty Member at SUNY Empire State College and a member at the HP Catalyst Academy.  The HP Catalyst Academy is a joint project with HP through the International Society for Technology and Education and New Media Consortium. The focus is on professional development for .... Tue, 10 Dec 2013 01:23:00 +0000 [Comment]

Final Group Project for Metaliteracy- The Positives and Challenges
, Keith Cyril Akita, December 10, 2013
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Social Media and My Experience with Online Tools for Metaliteracy
, Keith Cyril Akita, December 10, 2013
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 07:04:00 +0000 [Comment]

My Journey and Growth in Metaliteracy Part 2
, Keith Cyril Akita, December 10, 2013
The second half of the course kicked off with the fifth MOOC Talk, which was delivered by Professor Brian Stone. He is a practicing designer, educator and researcher in the field of interactive design, information design, user experience and communication through motion. Visual Literacy and Metaliteracy go hand in hand and therefore it has become very necessary for visual forms of communication and design to be enhanced in this modern age to make the visualization of information way .... Tue, 10 Dec 2013 06:06:00 +0000 [Comment]

My Journey and Growth in Metaliteracy Part 1
, Keith Cyril Akita, December 10, 2013
I started this course not really having an idea of what to expect especially since it was my first time taking a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). Nonetheless, I had a strong feeling within me that this course was going to be so beneficial to me in my college career, considering the fact that this fall semester is my last at the University at Albany. The concept of Metaliteracy is only getting better  and better from this point and I must admit that it is indeed broader and deeper .... Tue, 10 Dec 2013 05:02:00 +0000 [Comment]

Nature and Its Association with Metaliteracy
, Keith Cyril Akita, November 25, 2013
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The Relationship between Metaliteracy and Digital Storytelling
, Keith Cyril Akita, November 14, 2013
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The Parallels between Media and News Literacy-MOOC Talk 5
, Keith Cyril Akita, November 14, 2013
The fifth MOOC Talk was delivered on Monday, October 28 by co-presenters, Greg Stapleton(on behalf of the original presenter Rex Smith) and Professor John Delano. Mr. Greg Stapleton is the Circulation Community Manager at the Times Union Center in New York's capital, Albany. He works as the overseer of the Richmond Program, which involves helping local teachers using  newspapers and related curriculum guides, lesson plans and social media to attain standards set by the New York .... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 06:46:00 +0000 [Comment]

The Connection between Visual Literacy and Metaliteracy
, Keith Cyril Akita, October 28, 2013
The fifth MOOC Talk was delivered by Professor Brian Stone. He is a practicing designer, educator and researcher in the field of interactive design, information design, user experience and communication through motion. He also teaches visual communication at the Ohio State Mon, 28 Oct 2013 06:48:00 +0000 [Comment]

Metaliteracy in beta: A Southern Anecdote
, Keith Cyril Akita, October 23, 2013
The fourth MOOC Talk was moderated by Dr. Paul Prinsloo, an Education Consultant and Researcher at the University of South Africa (UNISA). The South African University, where Dr. Prinsloo lectures is a mega online, distance and e-learning institution with a student population of over 400,000 students. Paul's inter-disciplinary focus lies in the fields of Theology, Religious Studies, Online Studies, Business Management and Art History. It is therefore not surprising that Paul has a number .... Wed, 23 Oct 2013 06:59:00 +0000 [Comment]

Openness within the Metaliteracy Framework (MOOC Talk 3)
, Keith Cyril Akita, October 9, 2013
The third MOOC Talk on the subject, "Openness and Metaliteracy," was delivered by Mark McBride, the Director of Library Services at Monroe Community College and Michele Forte, an Assistant Professor and Mentor at the Center for Distance Learning at the SUNY Empire State College. It was based on open learning in higher education.There is a lingering misconception that due to the open nature of information literacy and its related materials, rigor tends to be missing in academic content. This .... Wed, 09 Oct 2013 05:26:00 +0000 [Comment]

Metaliteracy Viewed Through Metacognitive Lenses(2nd MOOC Talk)
, Keith Cyril Akita, September 25, 2013
The second MOOC Talk based on the subject, "Metacognition- A Literacy of Awareness," was held on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, and it was facilitated by Char Booth, an Instruction Services Manager and E-Learning Librarian at Claremont Colleges Library.It has become extremely important for all participants in the metacognitive field to be very much aware of their thought processes just as they occur. There are underlying factors that are critical in advancing the cause of metacognition. These .... Wed, 25 Sep 2013 18:12:00 +0000 [Comment]

Tale of the tape: Padlet versus Popplet
, Keith Cyril Akita, September 18, 2013
In our second  session of the semester last week, Professor Trudi Jacobson introduced the class to Padlet. Padlet is a very powerful online tool that enables the sharing of thoughts and ideas in a form of wall posts or a bulletin board. It was my very first time using this free and very simple application. Professor Jacobson put up a question which required students to describe metaliteracy in six words and it was amazing how each individual's response updated on each computer .... Wed, 18 Sep 2013 16:11:00 +0000 [Comment]

My First Massive Open Online Course(MOOC) Talk
, Keith Cyril Akita, September 11, 2013
On Wednesday, September 4, 2013, I had the opportunity to attend my first Massive Open Online Course(MOOC) talk organized by Professor Tom Mackey and Professor Trudi Jacobson in the Standish Room of the Science Library at the University at Albany. As it was my first time participating in a MOOC, I did not know what exactly to expect aside from the fact that I knew I would have the chance to interact with participants from all over because of the participatory nature of the course. It took a .... Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:56:00 +0000 [Comment]

The Concept of Metaliteracy
, Keith Cyril Akita, September 11, 2013
The concept of metaliteracy  is new to me. My understanding of this innovative style of teaching and learning is that it is a developing model which is making a transition from the theory phase to the actual practice phase. It involves the discovery of fairly new and growing technologies used in the process of crafting and sharing information in an open and healthy participatory online forum. This is my first time taking an online course and it is good to know I will have a chance to .... Mon, 02 Sep 2013 17:32:00 +0000 [Comment]


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