Category: Information Literacy

Visual Literacy Survey

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The basic definition of visual literacy is the ability to read, write, and create visual images. It is a concept that relates to art and design, but recently it has included wider applications. Visual literacy is about language, communication, and interaction. Visual … Continue Reading

The Weaponization of Academic Citations

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Image credit Jennie Young argues in her post from Inside Higher Education that an over-emphasis on academic citing methods or what is called an “citation obsession” should not be a high priority in teaching and learning.

Library Student Success Instructional Workshops

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Our undergraduate library instruction program is informed by USF’s Enhanced General Education curriculum and is  focused on delivering online learning modules that can supplement any lower or upper level undergraduate course with a research component.  Students in Gen Ed classes can be … Continue Reading

The Algorithm Study–Project Information Literacy

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This report from Project Information Literacy, presents findings about how college students conceptualize online information and navigate platforms that filter content and collect personal data. Offered here is a snapshot of how student conduct class research and everyday life information seeking and … Continue Reading

How Not to Spread Fake News

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This op-ed from the New York Times by Michael J. Socolow, “How to Prevent Smart People from Spreading Dumb Ideas,” points out that “Too many Americans have no idea how to properly read a social media feed…regardless of educational attainment, economic class, … Continue Reading