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Topic 1: Metaliteracy Welcome and Plenary


Dates: September 2-15


Metaliteracy From Theory to Practice with Tom Mackey, Trudi Jacobson,Tor Loney, Jenna Hecker, Nicola Allain, and the Metaliteracy Learning Collaborative: Emer O’Keefe, Michele Forte, Mark McBride, Michael Daly, and Kathleen Stone

This first session will launch the Metaliteracy MOOC by providing an introduction to the concept from multiple perspectives. We will engage participants in a conversation about metaliteracy as it relates to our experience with dynamic social media and open learning environments. We will also provide a brief overview of the work that has been done this past year with the Metaliteracy Learning Collaborative to develop an expanded set of metaliteracy learning objectives, and to create a badging system that will provide an open resource for earning badges within a constellation of interactive quests.


Mackey, T. P., and T. E. Jacobson. (2011). Reframing information literacy as a metaliteracy. College & Research Libraries, 72(1), 62-78. Retrieved from http://crl.acrl.org/content/72/1/62.full.pdf+html

Mackey, T. P. (2011). Transparency as a catalyst for interaction and participation in open learning environments. First Monday, 16(10). Retrieved from http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/3333/3070


MOOC Talk:




A few simple activities for this week:

1. View the recordings and complete course readings for weeks 1 and 2

2. As an introductory week, this is a good opportunity to define how you will participate in the course. We encourage you to set up a blog (on a service such as wordpress.com or blogger. This course is different from what you've likely experienced in the past - it's open and distributed. It's important for you to define where you wish to begin forming (or extend an existing) digital identity.

3. Use the #metaliteracy tag in anything you create. Our course tag is: #metaliteracy for your blog posts and in Twitter. That is how we will recognize content  and your content will be displayed in the Metaliteracy Newsletter. That's how other people will find it.

If you are using a blog, Flickr, or a discussion group, share the RSS feed. We will offer a separate post on how to find your RSS feed if you don't know how. But if you know how, please tell us your feed address.

You can use the form here: Add your RSS feeds by adding a feed here

Submit your blog to gRSSreader so we can track and share your activity

4. Attend the course orientation meeting here in Elluminate. Meeting time will be provided on


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