Information Literacy As Part Of the Reading Process

A model for teaching reading using information technology, from GLEF:

Donald J. Leu, John and Maria Neag Endowed Chair of Literacy and Technology at the University of Connecticut at Storrs, says the process — and sometimes the purpose — of reading online can be profoundly different than those for reading print. To be digitally literate, Leu argues, students must identify an important problem or question, pinpoint information within an unchecked world of resources, critically evaluate material for bias and reliability, synthesize information from disparate texts, and effectively communicate through email, blogs, and other forums.

Source: George Lucas Education Foundation

The article describes examples of research projects built around these steps.

We are about to reconfigure our library staffing to include a librarian and a director of research and public presentations. The research person would be in charge of teaching information literacy and research skills.

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