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Teaching Inclusive Authorities: Indigenous Ways of Knowing and the Framework for Information Literacy in Native Art
Linchpin connecting ACRL framework authority to authenticity and lived experience of re-enactors. " It is imperative to look at authority cross-culturally, to examine and consider authorities based on other cultures’ ways of knowing, because the systems of knowledge that construct authority are cultural artifacts rather than universal truths."
authority  information_literacy  sabbatical 
11 days ago by cpellegr
"But how do I know if it's a good source?" Authority is constructed in social work practice
Article by way of Ula, chapter in a book about disciplinary applications of the ACRL Framework. Looks interesting, to read summer 2019
information_literacy  authority  framework 
11 days ago by cpellegr
Introducing SIFT, a Four Moves Acronym | Hapgood
Today, we’re introducing an acronym that can be used to remember the moves: SIFT.

(S)TOP
(I)nvestigate the Source
(F)ind better coverage
(T)race claims, quotes, and media back to the original context
If you’ve followed the moves as they have developed over the past two years, these won’t surprise you, but there are a couple changes to the wording and the order.

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I deal with this extensively on this blog and in the textbook, but the problem with CRAAP has never been the acronym. In fact, the history of CRAAP as a web infolit device begins eight years (at least) before the acronym. The difference has always been the difference between a narrow list of things to do (SIFT) and a broad list of things to consider and rate (CRAAP). I’ve detailed at length why that makes such a difference in terms of cognitive load and other factors, so I won’t repeat it here. But my point is that a bad methodology got a lot of lift with a clever acronym that served as a convenient shorthand and a student mnemonic — it’s probably time the better methodology gets an acronym as well.
information_literacy  lib200  news 
13 days ago by jfbeatty
The Fast and Frugal Needs of the Online Reader | Hapgood
What do we need to do as a community?

Despite the novelty of the problems and solutions, our process for developing educational approaches grows out of standard educational design.

Start with the scenarios. Any reasonable strategy we teach students to sort and filter media must grapple with authentic scenarios and work backwards from there. What do we expect the student to be able to do, under what conditions? How does that inform the strategies we provide?

Address the knowledge gaps the process foregrounds. Media literacy and news literacy remain important, but broad theories of media impact are often less helpful than domain-specific information students need to quickly sort media they encounter. What is a tabloid? A think tank? What is the nutraceutical industry and how do they promote medical misinformation? How does state-funded media differ from state-controlled media?

Learn to value efficacy over accuracy. Higher education is not known for valuing speed and simplicity over deeper analysis, but if we wish to change the online behavior of students these need to be core concerns. Any approach to uncertainty which seeks 100% accuracy is wrong-headed, and likely harmful.
Use the web as a web. For years, approaches have treated the web as an afterthought, just another domain in which to apply context-independent critical thinking skills. But the problems of the web are not the problems of the print world, and the solutions the web provides are distinct from print culture solutions. Approaches need to start with the affordances of the web as the primary context, pulling from older techniques as needed.

In short, develop new solutions native to the context and the problem that are lightweight enough that they have a chance of being applied after the student leaves the classroom. These are not new educational insights, but are ones we need to turn towards more fully if we wish to make a difference.
information_literacy  news 
september 2018 by jfbeatty
输入信息狭隘,近乎精神病(一)-王川-财新博客-新世纪的常识传播者-财新网
13/ 低质量信息渠道,虚假信息,和信息传输的内在偏见性,是每个人都必须面对解决的问题。

14/ 获得高质量信息,要么必须自己花很多时间,建立系统; 要么需要有金钱的投入。如果还没有意识到自身的信息渠道需要系统性地建设,这本身就是一个大问题。
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august 2018 by tonyyet

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