Presentation Title

Joining the Conversation: The Role of Information Literacy in Public and Academic Discourse

Location

Auditorium

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

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Presentation Description

In this talk, I’ll address the role that information literacy plays in our students’ ability to engage in public and academic discourse. Focusing on the transformative and generative nature of many information technology tools, I’ll consider both the limits they place on dialogue and discussion and the possibilities they create. Working within a conversation metaphor, I’ll explore strategies for helping students understand and recognize the relevance of working with information and, by extension, of gaining expertise in new and emerging technologies. I’ll also address how some older (and more entrenched) views of information literacy might work against the development of these kinds of understandings and expertise.

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 24th, 8:30 AM Sep 24th, 9:30 AM

Joining the Conversation: The Role of Information Literacy in Public and Academic Discourse

Auditorium

See presentation description.