Information Literacy Toolkit Blog


This blog is a part of the Information Literacy (IL) Toolkit, a campus resource at the Ohio State University for all things related to IL. A small group of librarians is using it as a platform to engage with the Metaliteracy MOOC. [HTML] [XML] Last Updated:

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Metaliteracy MOOC Wrap-Up!
, Blog, January 8, 2014
Metaliteracy MOOC Wrap-Up! 2014-01-08 10:35:22 This past semester, a group of colleagues and I participated in the Metaliteracy MOOC together. For the most part, we were able to stay engaged through this blog and in a series of meetings in which we would discuss the current topic’s issues together. Beth Black, our Undergraduate Engagement Librarian, set up these meetings and agreed to be interviewed to help us close the session. The following is an edited transcript of the .... Wed, 08 Jan 2014 10:35:22 -0500 [Comment]

Technobiophilia – Can we have our nature and technology too?
, Blog, November 22, 2013
Technobiophilia – Can we have our nature and technology too? 2013-11-22 07:45:32 I have pictures of the natural world on the desktop of my computer and placed around my office. I enjoy being outside and will run year-round in all kinds of weather. I think camping is fun. So the idea of biophilia resonates with me – I believe that people are drawn to the natural living world and in the restorative power it has for humans. I have personally experienced this many .... Fri, 22 Nov 2013 07:45:32 -0500 [Comment]

Format as Process
, Blog, November 2, 2013
Format as Process 2013-11-01 17:31:34 This week’s topic for the Metaliteracy MOOC was News and Media Literacy. There was a lot to take in about climate change, sustainability, and science literacy in addition to news and media literacy. A rich week!  The reading about Scientific Meta-Literacy particularly stays with me. The author is Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, the Texas State Climatologist and a professor at Texas A&M University. Dr. Nielsen-Gammon argues that the solution to .... Fri, 01 Nov 2013 17:31:34 -0400 [Comment]

The Double Edged Sword of Shortcuts
, Blog, October 25, 2013
The Double Edged Sword of Shortcuts 2013-10-25 09:30:21 The Metaliteracy MOOC this past week focused on visual literacy with an excellent presentation by R. Brian Stone. We also were assigned to watch the TED Talk by David McCandless on data visualization.  The great thing about data visualization, he mentions, is that it compresses knowledge.  It’s a way of squeezing a lot of data into a small frame.  Add to that the fact when you consider the “bandwith” (.... Fri, 25 Oct 2013 09:30:21 -0400 [Comment]

The Importance of Thinking About Thinking (Metacognition)
, Blog, October 18, 2013
The Importance of Thinking About Thinking (Metacognition) 2013-10-18 08:51:10 “Education is what is left after all is forgotten”—B.F. Skinner. Most students come to college knowing how to perform well in school. Their larger goals are often about attaining a respectable GPA, crunching credit hours for timely graduation, and moving their life into a satisfying, well-paid career. But when do educators ask students: “Where is your heart?” Where is your mind?&.... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 08:51:10 -0400 [Comment]

Open Access and Metaliteracy
, Blog, October 11, 2013
Open Access and Metaliteracy 2013-10-11 15:44:00 Why is there so much about open access in the metaliteracy MOOC? This question sparked a great discussion at a recent meeting of our Incredibly Small Face to Face Community  (ISFFC). (I love this name coined by Karen Diaz in her post introducing our participation the Metaliteracy MOOC.)  I’m afraid I can’t capture that conversation here but I will share my thoughts inspired by the conversation. .... Fri, 11 Oct 2013 15:44:00 -0400 [Comment]

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