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Nov 12, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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The University
Library.

Are we ready for the age of the
mobile?

Information
@ our fingertips!



Lyn Parker, University Library

Lucy
Marris
, Careers Service

Anna
Nibbs
, USE

13/11/2013

Learning and Teaching Conference 2011

2010 Horizon Report


Emerging technologies should be employed to
gain experience in research, problem
-
based
learning, and creativity


Digital literacy key skill in every discipline


The New Media Consortium | horizon.nmc.org

Potential for mobile learning


Multiple devices, operating systems, browsers


98% mobile phone (50% smart phones)


Proliferation of features available


95% laptop ownership (but not carry around)


Use phone to communicate, tools
eg

calculator,
calendar, conduct research, access VLE


BUT

NUS report showed need for more Research
Skills instruction

Mobile apps for information

The University
Library.


20
-
credit interdisciplinary module in enterprise
and innovation


Developed and delivered by University of
Sheffield Enterprise (USE)


Piloting at Levels 2 and 3 from February 2011
onwards


MIH learning methods


MOLE ‘electronic
workbook’


Student
-
led; self
-
directed


Collaborative


Few face
-
to
-
face sessions


groups will potentially
be working remotely


Grey literature; web
-
based content

MIH group assessment


Partnership with Sheffield
City Council
-

potential to
solve ‘real’ problems


Work with case studies


Generate and develop an
idea/innovation


Independent investigation


Synthesis of information
-

develop a ‘pitch’ and
business plan

Information, enterprise and
employability


MIH workbook topics


a ‘toolkit’
for skills development


Individual assessment component


reflection on skills


Whatever their destination,
graduates will need to:


Collaborate

and
share

knowledge/information

(face
-
to
-
face
and

remotely)


Find
,
appraise
,
synthesise

and
present

information


React quickly
to
high volumes

of
information coming from many
different sources
, and assess and
deal with it
on the move


Maintain and monitor a personal
digital footprint/profile



The University
Library.

the
Sheffield
GRADUATE

a degree with so much more….

The 12 distinct TUOS attributes include:

Information literate and IT literate

The Employer Perspective



a set of abilities for
employees to recognise
when information is
needed and to locate,
evaluate, organize and
use information
effectively…


(Cheuk, 2002, p. 2)


The Student Perspective

Over to you….


How important are
information literacy
skills from your
perspective?


How can students be
encouraged to identify,
develop and articulate
this skill?

The University
Library.

Are we ready for the age of the
mobile?

Collaboration is the key!

Lyn Parker, l.a.parker@sheffield.ac.uk

Lucy
Marris
, lucy.marris@sheffield.ac.uk

Anna
Nibbs
, a.nibbs@sheffield.ac.uk

13/11/2013

Learning and Teaching Conference 2011

References


Bradley, C. & Holley, D. (2010) An analysis of first
-
year business students’ mobile phones
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, L.,
Hawkridge
, D., Ng, K.,
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, F. (
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something rich and strange”


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9 September 2010, University of Nottingham. Available from:
http://repository.alt.ac.uk/797

Accessed 23/12/2010.


Cheuk
, B. (2002)
Information Literacy in the Workplace Context: Issues, Best Practices
and Challenges
, UNESCO White Paper. Available from:
www.nclis.gov/libinter/infolitconf&meet/papers/cheuk
-
fullpaper.pdf

Accessed
23/12/2010.


CILIP (2010)
Information literacy: definition
. Available from:
http://www.cilip.org.uk/get
-
involved/advocacy/learning/information
-
literacy/Pages/definition.aspx Accessed
23/12/2010
.


Corrall
, S. (2009)
Information Literacy: the case for strategic management
. Available
from:
http://hdl.handle.net/10412/183

Accessed 25/10/2010.


De
Saulles
, M. (2007) Information literacy amongst UK SMEs: an information policy gap,
Aslib

Proceedings
, 59, 1, 68
-
79.


New Media Consortium (2010)
The Horizon Report 2010.
Available from:
http://wp.nmc.org/horizon2010/

Accessed 23/12/2010.


Pinchot, G. (1985)
Intrapreneuring
, why you don't have to leave the corporation to
become an entrepreneur
. New York: Harper & Row.