Presentation Title

Technological versus Information Literacy: Technology's Role in an Undergraduate Liberal Education

Presenter Information

Joseph Mayo, Gordon College, GA

Location

Room 212

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

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Presentation Description

In this presentation, I will discuss technology’s role in undergraduate education, which hinges on ways computer tools can be used to improve pedagogy through actively engaging learners. At the center of this discussion is the difference between stand-alone technological literacy that serves as an end in itself, and educationally defensible information literacy that represents a technology-assisted means to the end of metacognitive reflection in a well-rounded undergraduate liberal education. I will review basic characteristics of concept maps, mind maps, and repertory grids, along with online computer software containing embedded conceptual-change features that permit users to create, navigate, share, and critique these effective graphic-organizational strategies.

Keywords

Technology in education, Undergraduate education, Active learning, Technological literacy, Information literacy, Metacognitive reflection, Conceptualization

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Technological versus Information Literacy: Technology's Role in an Undergraduate Liberal Education

Room 212

See presentation description.