Teaching Technological and Information Literacy- 11:30AM Session, Funger 220


-Best way to find sources- is the source credible? How to verify digital sources

-Marketing skills for the job market in information literacy

-Teaching skills to students: biggest issue- authority is contextual when it comes to sources

-Sources validity depends on the project

-“Authority for sources exists on a spectrum”

-In the classroom- evaluating authority in sources activity — evaluate biases

-Facebook and blogposts can be useful if used in the correct way

-Making research “student central”

-Credibility is variable depending on topic

-Papers and learning how to acquire sources has become less central to learning in college classrooms

-Continuing the process and information literacy through-out entire collegiate careers and as resources throughout professional lifetime

-How can we implement information literacy as an every-day tool?

-Expanding information literacy beyond just English courses

-Gap in conversation between disciplines

-Not just humanities students need these skills— not accepting what is put in front of you, establishing critical thinking skills

-Creating stronger library presences on campuses

-Should we require scopes and methods classes?

-Start information literacy classes younger

-Changing the attitude of educational institutions on the importance of information literacy embedded in course curriculum

-Connection between digital and information literacy: should they be taught as different or the same field of study?

Helpful tools for research:

-Voyant Tools voyant-tools.org

-J-STOR Text Analyzer www.jstor.org/analyze/


-Each library has different digital database which makes teaching different depending on institution

-Strong database presence to counter Google- databases algorithms are not like Google which is hard to teach and be affordable for most libraries and campuses





Categories: Digital Literacy, Session Notes |

About Jazmin Kay

Originally from New York, Jazmin Kay is a student at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C, studying Political Science and a student in Digital History. Jazmin’s writing, personal essays, and interviews have been published in The Huffington Post, MTV, Seventeen Magazine, Fast Company, and The Nation, in addition to numerous other publications she writes for. Jazmin served at the White House during the final months of President's Obama's administration as an intern in the Office of Digital Strategy, authoring content and social engagement for the White House and other administration officials. She is currently Vice President of Political Affairs for GW College Democrats. In the future, Jazmin hopes to merge her passions for politics, public service, and effective communications to help in creating positive change for the next generation of young leaders.