Pathways into Information Literacy and Communities of Practice

Pathways into Information Literacy and Communities of Practice
Author: Dora Sales,Maria Pinto
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2016-09-26
ISBN 10: 0081006802
ISBN 13: 9780081006801
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pathways into Information Literacy and Communities of Practice Book Review:

Pathways into Information Literacy and Communities of Practice: Teaching Approaches and Case Studies considers the specific information literacy needs of communities of practice. As such, the book fills a gap in the literature, which has treated information literacy extensively, but has not applied it to the area of communities of practice. Since every community of practice generates, seeks, retrieves, and uses resources and sources related to the cognitive structure being researched or studied, and the tasks being performed, the need arises to undertake studies focused on real user communities, especially at a graduate level. This edited collection presents contributions from an international perspective on this key topic in library and information science. Contributions are arranged into two sections, the first exploring teaching and learning processes, and the second presenting case studies in communities of practice, including, but not limited to, health, research environments, college students, and higher education. Focuses on communities of practice, including health, research, and higher education and their distinct information needs Includes chapters from an international and experienced set of contributors Presents an interdisciplinary perspective on the topic

Responsible AI and Ethical Issues for Businesses and Governments

Responsible AI and Ethical Issues for Businesses and Governments
Author: Vassileva, Bistra,Zwilling, Moti
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2020-10-16
ISBN 10: 179984286X
ISBN 13: 9781799842866
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Responsible AI and Ethical Issues for Businesses and Governments Book Review:

The research surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) is vast and quite diverse in both its applied and theoretical fields. AI tools and techniques, such as machine learning, data mining, neural networks, and advanced analytics, are evolving at a high speed, creating a consistent need for updated research. This is especially relevant with frequent developments for the application of AI technology in many science and industry sectors. This rapid expansion created a need for research that focuses on the questions surrounding the development of AI such as ethical issues, responsible AI methods and applications, and its widespread implementation. Within the answers to these questions is the prevailing notion that AI should be accountable, explainable, transparent, and fair for all organizations and individuals. Responsible AI and Ethical Issues for Businesses and Governments widens the understanding of AI outside of the “narrow” technical perspective to a broader viewpoint that embraces the links between AI theory, practice, and policy. The chapters in this book discuss the basic philosophical and conceptual foundations of AI and explores the responsible application of AI tools and methods, the moral aspects of AI, practical issues, and responsible AI implementation across a range of industries. While highlighting topics that include digital transformation, ethical competence, information literacy in AI, and the interaction between AI and humans, this book is ideally designed for IT specialists, technology developers, technologists, ethicists, practitioners, stakeholders, academicians, students, and researchers who are interested in learning more about the ethical and responsible use of AI.

Indigenous Pathways Transitions and Participation in Higher Education

Indigenous Pathways  Transitions and Participation in Higher Education
Author: Jack Frawley,Steve Larkin,James A. Smith
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2017-05-31
ISBN 10: 9811040621
ISBN 13: 9789811040627
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indigenous Pathways Transitions and Participation in Higher Education Book Review:

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book brings together contributions by researchers, scholars, policy-makers, practitioners, professionals and citizens who have an interest in or experience of Indigenous pathways and transitions into higher education. University is not for everyone, but a university should be for everyone. To a certain extent, the choice not to participate in higher education should be respected given that there are other avenues and reasons to participate in education and employment that are culturally, socially and/or economically important for society. Those who choose to pursue higher education should do so knowing that there are multiple pathways into higher education and, once there, appropriate support is provided for a successful transition. The book outlines the issues of social inclusion and equity in higher education, and the contributions draw on real-world experiences to reflect the different approaches and strategies currently being adopted. Focusing on research, program design, program evaluation, policy initiatives and experiential narrative accounts, the book critically discusses issues concerning widening participation.

Many Pathways to Literacy

Many Pathways to Literacy
Author: Eve Gregory,Susi Long,Dinah Volk
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780415306171
ISBN 13: 0415306175
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Many Pathways to Literacy Book Review:

This text is a compilation of studies conducted in a variety of cross-cultural contexts where children learn language and literacy with siblings, grandparents, peers and community members. Focusing on the knowledge and skills of children often invisible to educators, these illuminating studies highlight how children skillfully draw from their varied cultural and linguistic worlds to make sense of new experiences. Through studies grounded in home, school, community school, nursery and church settings, we see how children create for themselves radical forms of teaching and learning in ways that are not typically recognized, understood or valued in schools.

Handbook of Research on Literacy in Technology at the K 12 Level

Handbook of Research on Literacy in Technology at the K 12 Level
Author: Tan Wee Hin, Leo,Subramaniam, R.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 665
Release: 2005-12-31
ISBN 10: 1591404967
ISBN 13: 9781591404965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Literacy in Technology at the K 12 Level Book Review:

"This book focuses on issues in literacy and technology at the K-12 level in a holistic manner so that the needs of teachers and researchers can be addressed through the use of state-of-the-art perspectives"--Provided by publisher.

Resources in Education

Resources in Education
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OSU:32435055878078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resources in Education Book Review:

Handbook of Research on Cultivating Literacy in Diverse and Multilingual Classrooms

Handbook of Research on Cultivating Literacy in Diverse and Multilingual Classrooms
Author: Neokleous, Georgios,Krulatz, Anna,Farrelly, Raichle
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 767
Release: 2020-03-27
ISBN 10: 1799827232
ISBN 13: 9781799827238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Cultivating Literacy in Diverse and Multilingual Classrooms Book Review:

Literacy has traditionally been associated with the linguistic and functional ability to read and write. Although literacy, as a fundamental issue in education, has received abundant attention in the last few decades, most publications to date have focused on monolingual classrooms. Language teacher educators have a responsibility to prepare teachers to be culturally responsive and flexible so they can adapt to the range of settings and variety of learners they will encounter in their careers while also bravely questioning the assumptions they are encountering about multilingual literacy development and instruction. The Handbook of Research on Cultivating Literacy in Diverse and Multilingual Classrooms is an essential scholarly publication that explores the multifaceted nature of literacy development across the lifespan in a range of multilingual contexts. Recognizing that literacy instruction in contemporary language classrooms serving diverse student populations must go beyond developing reading and writing abilities, this book sets out to explore a wide range of literacy dimensions. It offers unique perspectives through a critical reflection on issues related to power, ownership, identity, and the social construction of literacy in multilingual societies. As a resource for use in language teacher preparation programs globally, this book will provide a range of theoretical and practical perspectives while creating space for pre- and in-service teachers to grapple with the ideas in light of their respective contexts. The book will also provide valuable insights to instructional designers, curriculum developers, linguists, professionals, academicians, administrators, researchers, and students.

Communities in Action

Communities in Action
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2017-04-27
ISBN 10: 0309452961
ISBN 13: 9780309452960
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communities in Action Book Review:

In the United States, some populations suffer from far greater disparities in health than others. Those disparities are caused not only by fundamental differences in health status across segments of the population, but also because of inequities in factors that impact health status, so-called determinants of health. Only part of an individual's health status depends on his or her behavior and choice; community-wide problems like poverty, unemployment, poor education, inadequate housing, poor public transportation, interpersonal violence, and decaying neighborhoods also contribute to health inequities, as well as the historic and ongoing interplay of structures, policies, and norms that shape lives. When these factors are not optimal in a community, it does not mean they are intractable: such inequities can be mitigated by social policies that can shape health in powerful ways. Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity seeks to delineate the causes of and the solutions to health inequities in the United States. This report focuses on what communities can do to promote health equity, what actions are needed by the many and varied stakeholders that are part of communities or support them, as well as the root causes and structural barriers that need to be overcome.

Current Index to Journals in Education

Current Index to Journals in Education
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015079869809
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Current Index to Journals in Education Book Review:

The Role of the Library in the First College Year

The Role of the Library in the First College Year
Author: Larry L. Hardesty
Publsiher: First-Year Experience Monograp
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015069349465
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Role of the Library in the First College Year Book Review:

Published in partnership with the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association While the library is at the center of many campuses physically, it is often an overlooked and underused resource in improving the learning and success of first-year college students. In this new volume, librarians, classroom faculty, administrators, and higher education researchers come together to explore the potential of the library in shaping the student experience. Chapter authors explore structures and practices for helping students learn to navigate the college library; use the Internet effectively; and find, analyze, and incorporate information into their academic work -- a critical foundation for college success. Thirteen case studies present detailed information on current practice from a variety of campus types.

Pathways to Literacy

Pathways to Literacy
Author: Trevor Cairney
Publsiher: Burns & Oates
Total Pages: 212
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015038411339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pathways to Literacy Book Review:

"This book recognizes that there is no simple way to develop literacy. It begins with the central premise that literacy is not simply a cognitive process; rather, it is a set of social practices that are used in rich sociocultural contexts. Literacy learners come to school with unique social histories that need to be recognized in the programmes devised to facilitate learning. There are many forms of literacy, each with its own specific purposes and contexts in which they are used." "Why is it that school literacy disempowers some, and empowers others? How must schools, teachers and teaching change in order to ensure that literacy can be empowering for all? What types of classroom environments permit children to gain access to the literacy practices which they need to take their place in the world? Addressing these questions provides a refreshingly different look at the many practical classroom strategies and practices necessary to recognize multiple pathways to literacy."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Digital Storytelling in the Classroom

Digital Storytelling in the Classroom
Author: Jason Ohler
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1412938503
ISBN 13: 9781412938501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Storytelling in the Classroom Book Review:

Provides information on integrating digital storytelling into curriculum design.

The Information Literate School Community

The Information Literate School Community
Author: James Henri,Karen Bonanno
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing Limited
Total Pages: 356
Release: 1999
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000078200429
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Information Literate School Community Book Review:

This work is a collection of research, professional, and case study papers that explore a wide range of issues that underpin the information literate school community.

Data Information Literacy

Data Information Literacy
Author: Jake Carlson,Lisa R. Johnston
Publsiher: Purdue University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-01-15
ISBN 10: 1612493521
ISBN 13: 9781612493527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Data Information Literacy Book Review:

Given the increasing attention to managing, publishing, and preserving research datasets as scholarly assets, what competencies in working with research data will graduate students in STEM disciplines need to be successful in their fields? And what role can librarians play in helping students attain these competencies? In addressing these questions, this book articulates a new area of opportunity for librarians and other information professionals, developing educational programs that introduce graduate students to the knowledge and skills needed to work with research data. The term "data information literacy" has been adopted with the deliberate intent of tying two emerging roles for librarians together. By viewing information literacy and data services as complementary rather than separate activities, the contributors seek to leverage the progress made and the lessons learned in each service area. The intent of the publication is to help librarians cultivate strategies and approaches for developing data information literacy programs of their own using the work done in the multiyear, IMLS-supported Data Information Literacy (DIL) project as real-world case studies. The initial chapters introduce the concepts and ideas behind data information literacy, such as the twelve data competencies. The middle chapters describe five case studies in data information literacy conducted at different institutions (Cornell, Purdue, Minnesota, Oregon), each focused on a different disciplinary area in science and engineering. They detail the approaches taken, how the programs were implemented, and the assessment metrics used to evaluate their impact. The later chapters include the "DIL Toolkit," a distillation of the lessons learned, which is presented as a handbook for librarians interested in developing their own DIL programs. The book concludes with recommendations for future directions and growth of data information literacy. More information about the DIL project can be found on the project's website: datainfolit.org.

Library Information Science Abstracts

Library   Information Science Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015079674613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library Information Science Abstracts Book Review:

Concise Guide to Information Literacy 2nd Edition

Concise Guide to Information Literacy  2nd Edition
Author: Scott Lanning
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2017-03-27
ISBN 10: 1440851395
ISBN 13: 9781440851391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Concise Guide to Information Literacy 2nd Edition Book Review:

This concise but information-packed text helps high school students in upper grade levels and lower division college and university students quickly master the basics of information literacy. • Serves school and academic librarians and others in teaching basic information literacy skills to students • Helps students learn how to find, analyze, use, and process information quickly and efficiently • Supplies librarians and teachers with a concise textbook that is useful for student instruction and as a research guide

Information Literacy Instruction

Information Literacy Instruction
Author: Esther S. Grassian,Joan R. Kaplowitz
Publsiher: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Incorporated
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39076002884760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Literacy Instruction Book Review:

A guide for librarians on teaching users how to retrieve and understand information covers learning styles, planning, copyright, design, teaching methods, assessments, diversity, and related topics, and offers exercises and activities.

Exploring Education for Digital Librarians

Exploring Education for Digital Librarians
Author: Sue Myburgh,Anna Maria Tammaro
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2013-04-17
ISBN 10: 1780633009
ISBN 13: 9781780633008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring Education for Digital Librarians Book Review:

Exploring Education for Digital Librarians provides a refreshing perspective on the discipline and profession of Library and Information Science (LIS), with a focus on preparing students for careers as librarians who can deal with present and future digital information environments. A re-examination of the knowledge base of the field, combined with a proposed theoretical structure for LIS, provide the basis for this work, which also examines competencies for practice as well as some of the international changes in the nature of higher education. The authors finally suggest a model that could be used internationally to educate librarians for their new roles and social responsibilities in a digitised, networked world. The twelve chapters of this book cover key issues in education for digital librarians, including: the necessity of regenerating the profession; current contexts; previous research on education for digital librarians; understanding the dimensions of the discipline and profession of librarianship, and the distinctions between them; the social purpose of librarianship as a profession and the theoretical framework which supports the practice of the profession; a brief analysis of curriculum design, pedagogies and teaching methods, and a glimpse of the proactive and important future role of librarianship in society. Considers the ubiquitous misunderstanding that technology can replace libraries and librarians Provides a theoretical view of the field which can contribute awareness of dimensions of the dilemmas which the discipline/profession currently faces Presents a broad international perspective which provides a basis for a new model for LIS education

Library Literature Information Science

Library Literature   Information Science
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015066113385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library Literature Information Science Book Review:

An index to library and information science literature.

The Future of the Academic Journal

The Future of the Academic Journal
Author: Bill Cope,Angus Phillips
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2009-06-22
ISBN 10: 1780630115
ISBN 13: 9781780630113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of the Academic Journal Book Review:

Examines current issues in journals publishing and reviews how the industry will develop over the next few years. With contributions from leading academics and industry professionals, the book provides an authoritative and balanced view of this fast-changing area. There are a variety of views surrounding the future of journals and these are covered using a range of contributors. Online access is now taken for granted - 90 per cent of journals published are now available online, an increase from 75 per cent in 2003. Looks at a fast moving and vital area for academics and publishers Contains contributions from leading international figures from universities and publishers