Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Information Literacy expanded

Discussions held: 1 (good); Transcripts edited and mounted online: 1 (good); Notecards updated and transformed into pdfs: 1 (good); Poster revised and mounted in the CILR: 1 (frankly this is all rather exhausting)

The transcript of the discussion on Expanding/Enhancing Information Literacy Using In-World Tools, held on Infolit iSchool in SL, is now available at http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=295
The discussion took place on 29 May 2008. It was led by Robin Mochi, a US librarian (pictured below, though I don't think Robin is REALLY that enormous).

Robin introduced the SLOOg and the Salamander HUDs, explained their uses and responded to questions. Robin provided a notecard with some core definitions, links and explanations, which can be downloaded from http://dis.shef.ac.uk/sheila/mochi-29-may.pdf People had the opportunity to get copies of the HUDs themselves and the vendors for these are now the Centre for Information Literacy Research building on Infolit iSchool (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Infolit%20iSchool/101/211/22/ )

We were looking at the setup in Sakura House (where the discussion was held) a couple of hours beforehand, when we were joined by someone who turned out to be a student at Edith Cowan University, in Western Australia. Very cool, and rather late where he was. He was having to write about SL and libraries and said he was glad to find people to talk to. He is in the middle in the final picture.

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