Updates the book Information Literacy meets Library 2.0 edited by published by Facet in March 2008.
Sheila Webber's reguarly updated blog. Webber, a faculty member in the Information School, University of Sheffield, UK and Director of the Centre for Information Literacy Research, blogs about Web 2.0, information literacy, technology, and related news from around the world. She frequently comments on conferences and presentations she attends.
Visit the Horizon Report Wiki for access to the annual reports as well as a preview of upcoming reports. The annual Horizon Report is a collaborative effort between the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) and the New Media Consortium (NMC). The report identifies and describes six areas of emerging technology likely to have a significant impact on teaching, learning, or creative expression in higher education within three adoption horizons: a year or less, two to three years, and four to five years.
Time-to-Adoption Horizon: One Year or Less > Electronic Books
Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Two to Three Years > Augmented Reality
Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Four to Five Years > Gesture-Based Computing
Technology has certainly had an impact of the ways people learn and use information. "Connectivism" is a relatively new theory of learning which explores that impact. If you want to learn more, consider taking Connectivism and Connected Knowledge 2011, an open online course facilitated by George Siemens (access his elearnspace site) and Stephen Downes and offered through the University of Monitoba- (access the site) Although the course is technically over, you can still access their online learning materials.
From the overview:
At its heart, connectivism is the thesis that knowledge is distributed across a network of connections, and therefore that learning consists of the ability to construct and traverse those networks. It shares with some other theories a core proposition, that knowledge is not acquired, as though it were a thing. Knowledge is, on this theory, literally the set of connections formed by actions and experience.
on technology, media literacy, and librarians who t-c-b (take care of business). By Char Booth.