This book brings together a wide range of diverse perspectives on digital and
information literacy that provide a comprehensive blend of theory and practice
for library and information professionals.
Unpacked demonstrates the
importance of digital literacy in all areas of life, the centrality of critical
thinking (a key element of both digital and information literacy), and the
essential role of library and information professionals in leading digital
literacy developments. It highlights the partnerships needed to deliver
excellence and presents case studies from a range of practitioners world-wide.
Includes coverage of:
approaches to digital literacy, including a discussion of terminology,
institutional approaches, and existing frameworks
an overview of digital literacy in HE and examples of good practice
openness and digital literacy with a discussion of OERs and MOOCs
the myth of digital natives
developing digital capabilities for staff
professional development for librarians
digital inclusion and lifelong employability in a digital world.
The book will be
useful reading for library and information professionals across the sector (FE,
HE, schools, business/corporate, special, public), institutional leaders and
managers, and LIS students. It will also be useful reading for educational
technologists, learning and teaching professionals, and anyone with an interest
in developing digital and information literacy capabilities in their students,
teachers and customers.
Katharine Reedy is a digital literacy and learning design specialist at the Open University. She is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy and chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). Jo Parker is a senior library manager at the Open University Library, with responsibility for developing digital and information literacy strategy. She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a fellow of the Leadership Foundation. She has co-edited two previous books for Facet Publishing.
Foreword - Rosie Jones Introduction - Katharine Reedy and Jo Parker Part 1: Approaching digital literacy 1. The trouble with terminology: rehabilitating and rethinking `Digital Literacy' - Jane Secker 2. Unpacking Digital Literacy: the potential contribution of central services to enabling the development of staff and student digital literacies - Joe Nicholls 3. Collaboration and coaching: powerful strategies for developing digital capabilities - Clare Killen Part 2: Learning in a digital world 4. Digital Literacy in UK and European Schools; enhancing school children's motivation to read for pleasure - Geoff Walton, Mark Childs, Vedrana Vojkovic Estatiev, Janet Hetherington and Gordana Jugo 5. Digital games: Providing unique digital literacy challenges in childhood - Dean Groom and Judy O'Connell 6. Students in the SADL: lessons from LSE's digital literacy programme - Jane Secker 7. Copyright and Digital Literacy - rules, risk and creativity - Chris Morrison Part 3: Developing staff digital literacies 8. D4 Curriculum Design Workshops: a model for developing digital literacy in practice - Liz Bennett and Sue Folley 9. #creativeHE: An animated Google+ platform for challenging practitioners to think differently - Chrissi Nerantzi and Norman Jackson 10. Developing library staff digital literacies - Charles Inskip Part 4: Digital citizens and workers 11. Digital literacy and open educational practice: Digilit Leicester - Josie Fraser and Katharine Reedy 12. Transforming the workplace through digital literacy - Bonnie Cheuk and Katharine Reedy 13. Critical digital literacy education in the `fake news' era - Philip Seargeant and Caroline Tagg 14. Onwards! Why The Movement For Digital Inclusion Has Never Been More Important - Adam Micklethwaite Conclusion - Katharine Reedy and Jo Parker