Friday, 26 November 2010
Sheila Webber was also there and has blogged on her Information Literacy Weblog about :
my talk here
Eric Davies Web 2.0 : ethics and law here
Helen Clough : Elluminate use at the OU Library here
Lucy Power : Scientific social networking here
Philippa Levy and Sheila Webber Technology enriched IBL here
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
I liked the one by Douglas Adams (of "Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy" fame) best :
"I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:
- Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
- Anything that's invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
- Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things. "
"There was a time, not too long ago, that making a video required expensive video equipment and software. That’s no longer true. Now, without spending a dime on cameras or software, your students could craft the next great documentary or YouTube sensation."
All that is needed is creativity and patience...oh and the time to try these out!
Howard Rheingold (email@example.com) is the author of Tools For Thought, The Virtual Community, Smart Mobs, and other books and is currently lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford University.
He says :
"I focus on five social media literacies:
- Network awareness
- Critical consumption
Although I consider attention to be fundamental to all the other literacies, the one that links together all the others, and although it is the one I will spend the most time discussing in this article, none of these literacies live in isolation. They are interconnected. You need to learn how to exercise mindful deployment of your attention online if you are going to become a critical consumer of digital media; productive use of Twitter or YouTube requires knowledge of who your public is, how your participation meets their needs (and what you get in return), and how memes flow through networked publics. Ultimately, the most important fluency is not in mastering a particular literacy but in being able to put all five of these literacies together into a way of being in digital culture."
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
It features :
- Links to the Learning Resources website and Library Catalogue with full search facilities
- A subscription link to the uoblibrary Twitter feed
- Listings all of our 'Just a Minute' Library videos which you can watch on the go
- GPS 'Find a campus' to guide you to any of our campuses from wherever you are
- E-mail through the auto-enquiry function or call us directly to renew items and more.
- Compatible with all Android phones running version 1.6 and above