#3 – Accountability and Assessment of Information Literacy

"In this study, we investigate the challenges today's freshmen face, and the information-seeking strategies they develop, use, and adapt as they make the transition from high school to college and begin to complete college research assignments. Included are data from a comparative analysis of library resources in 30 US high schools and 6 colleges and universities; interviews with 35 first-term freshmen from 6 colleges and universities, and an online survey with 1,941 US high school and college student respondents."

A Stealth Bomber, one of the units that can be aquired during the Information Age

The approach is unique, in-depth, and well-beyond traditional information literacy approaches. Anyone interested in information literacy - for ANY age group - should take a look.


#4 – The Role of the Teacher-Librarian in Information Literacy

This is the way I explain the information spectrum (sometimes referred to as the DIKW hierarchy):

Using the analogy of an 85 page newspaper, they found that in 1986 we received around 40 newspapers full of information every day but this had rocketed to 174 in 2007.


The information age and history - ACM Ubiquity

That barb suggests a profound response to the explosion of information that has transformed modern scholarship and innovation: the rise of intense specialization and teamwork. “Once upon a time you could be a biologist,” said Benjamin F. Jones, an economist at the Kellogg School of Management at . “Now the accumulation of knowledge is such that biologists, for example, must specialize in an array of microdisciplines like evolutionary biology, and cell functions.”

Data is the New Language in the Information Age | …

If the information age makes knowledge seem like a straitjacket, David Galenson, a professor of economics at the , notes that progress often hinges on those rare individuals who have escaped its bonds. Artists from to and entrepreneurs including and changed the world by finding “radically new ways of looking at old problems,” Mr. Galenson said. “They cut through all the accumulated stuff — forget what’s been done — to see something special, something new.”

Information Age | Rise of Nations Wiki | FANDOM …

Why? Because it is comforting to construct a personal reality when actual reality will not do. That is where astrology came from, and voodoo. Also Area 51 and supply-side economics. That's why we've slid into the Post-Information Age. It's going to be a rough patch for Darwin.

The Information Age to the Networked Age: Are You …

Since my first year of teaching (1994), I have always turned to the as my essential skill set--Task Definition, Information Seeking Strategies, Location and Access, Use of Information, Synthesis, and Evaluation. While the field of "inquiry" or "research" processes include more complicated approaches, the Big6 stages are focused on what students can do, empowering them to become responsible for working through any problem--academic, practical, or culinary! The Big6 has become my habit for approaching daily tasks and personal decisions. In 2016, it is all the more important to be an information problem solving expert! Information overload, fake news, technical information, complex problems all make it critical that students have a clear understanding of how to work through issues and tasks.

The Information Age/Information Knowledge and the …

With the invention of the in , the Internet really took off as a global network. Now, the Internet is the ultimate place to accelerate the flow of relevant information.