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From the road less travelled to the information super highway: information literacy in the 21st Century

Thanks to Mary Jones, Systems Librarian at Hadlow College, for this account of an information literacy conference that she attended at the British Library Conference Centre at the end of January.

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The sessions in the morning were focussed on projects and the emphasis was more on the setting up and progress of the projects rather than practical implications of the end result.

As we are developing an Information Literacy Framework in the LRC at Hadlow College it was interesting to hear about the rationale behind the projects and to think about how they might relate to what we are trying to achieve.

Games and gamification for information literacy and Supporting information literacy and study skills with Open Educational Resources (OER) were very useful afternoon sessions.

As part of our IL Framework we are intending to support more sessions in the classroom and the “hands-on” session by the University of Middlesex staff demonstrated games which we will be able to use or adapt. They are available in the Information and Digital Literacy Skills section of Jorum along with other resources which can be used under the Creative Commons Licensing scheme.

In the second session we heard more about the Creative Commons Licensing scheme set up to encourage sharing & collaboration of resources.  There are six licenses, and these are explained on the Creative Commons website.

We were also introduced to OER Commons: Open Educational resources. This is another site where there are resources which can be used or adapted under the CC Licensing scheme.

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