Metaliteracy Keynote at Connecticut Information Literacy Conference

We enjoyed presenting this year’s keynote at the Connecticut Information Literacy Conference sponsored by the Connecticut Library Association. This year’s conference explored Our New Frontier: Metaliteracy, Threshold Concepts, New Standards, and Other Wild Ideas and our keynote addressed Crossing the Threshold: Envisioning Information Literacy through the Lens of Metaliteracy.  We were thrilled that metaliteracy was a key part of this year’s theme and we appreciated all of the great conversations! Trudi Jacobson also presented an afternoon breakout session “Threshold Concepts: Exploring the Potential and the Challenges for Information Literacy Instruction” based on her work as co-chair of the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Task Force.

Metaliteracy MOOC Presented at SUNY CIT2014

Last week, we discussed our connectivist Metaliteracy MOOC at SUNY’s CIT2014 at Cornell University.  The presentation entitled Metaliteracy in Practice: Strengthening Learning Through a Connectivist MOOC featured Tom Mackey, Michele Forte, Jenna Pitera, and Nicola Allain.  Trudi Jacobson presented a keynote about her work with the ACRL Task Force during the same week at the Cornell University Library and contributed previously.  This was a great opportunity to reflect on our Metaliteracy MOOC based on the unique features of the connectivist format, including our collaborative and participatory news feeds (powered by the gRSShopper programming developed by Stephen Downes) and interactive MOOC Talks using Blackboard Collaborate.