Prof. J.A.K. Olivier, UNESCO Chair on Multimodal Learning and OER, Research Unit Self-Directed Learning, North-West University (NWU), South Africa, arranged for the translation of the Metaliteracy Goals and Learning Objectives into eight additional South African languages: isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sesotho, Sesotho sa Leboa, Siswati, Tshivenda, and Xitsonga.
This substantial expansion of the translated Metaliteracy Goals and Learning Objectives builds upon previous translations in two other official South African languages (the 11th official language is English), Afrikaans and Setswana, as well as French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Thanks to all of our translators! If you would like to contribute to this metaliteracy global project, just let us know!
-Trudi and Tom
The full-text version of Metaletramento is presented as an open and fully online resource at: http://www.valentim.bsb.br/metaletramento/. This dynamic site features an interactive Table of Contents, annotation tools, QR code, and link to the virtual presentation entitled Metaliteracy and the Perspectives of Information Science in the Digital Age. This roundtable discussion celebrated the publication of book and took place at the XXI National Meeting of Research and Postgraduate Studies in Information Science (ENANCIB 2021) – Brazil This Portuguese translation of the first metaliteracy book by Tom Mackey and Trudi Jacobson was supported by The Brazilian Institute of Information in Science and Technology (IBICT), Research Unit of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) in partnership with UNESCO and ALA/Neal-Schuman Publishing. Thanks to Helda Pinheiro and Dr. Cecília Leite, Director of Ibict, and the Faculty of Information Science at the University of Brasília.
In a virtual roundtable to launch the Portuguese translation of the first metaliteracy book, Metaletramento (Metaliteracy), Tom Mackey and Trudi Jacobson presented Metaliteracy and the Perspectives of Information Science in the Digital Age (this is the full presentation with Portuguese translation via YouTube). This discussion was part of the XXI National Meeting of Research and Postgraduate Studies in Information Science (ENANCIB 2021) – Brazil and supported by The Brazilian Institute of Information in Science and Technology (Ibict), Research Unit of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI).
Thanks to Helda Pinheiro, Dr. Cecília Leite, Director of Ibict, and the Faculty of Information Science at the University of Brasília for the invitation to present.
Trudi and Tom
We are delighted to be able to offer the Metaliteracy goals and learning objectives in a German translation! Theresia Woltermann, who works for the Goethe-Institut, a German cultural association that promotes German language study abroad and encourages international cultural exchange, accomplished the translation in record time during the summer of 2021. Theresia has also been the 2021 research associate extraordinaire for the Intercultural Perspectives on Information Literacy project. Many thanks, Theresia!
This is the seventh translation of the Metaliteracy goals and learning objectives. We appreciate the previous translations in French, Afrikaans, Italian, Setswana, Spanish, and Portuguese. This work demonstrates the international interest in Metaliteracy and the transferability of these ideas to different educational settings.
Are you interested in translating the Metaliteracy goals and objectives in a language that has not been completed yet? Feel free to reach out to us!
Trudi and Tom
Hot on the heels of the Spanish translation so kindly provided by Dora Sales, Senior Lecturer in Information Literacy for Translators at Jaume I University in Spain, we now have available a Portuguese translation of the numbered goals and learning objectives, thanks to Maria Pinheiro, doctoral student at the Faculty of Information Science at the University of Brasília, Brazil. We very much appreciate this, Maria!
Florent Michelot, who translated the goals and learning objectives into French last year, has graciously shared with us some of his investigations into translation services. Based on his assistance, we are looking into this way of making the goals and learning objectives, and possibly other content, available to more people. Florent is a doctoral candidate at the University of Montreal.
We would like to thank Dora Sales, Senior Lecturer in Information Literacy for Translators at Jaume I University in Spain for our newest translation of the Metaliteracy Goals and Learning Objectives. We have seen that much literature citing metaliteracy is produced in Spanish, and expect that having a Spanish translation will assist the work of Spanish-speaking researchers. Thank you very much, Dora.
Currently, we have translations of the goals and objectives into Afrikaans, French, Italian, Setswana, and Spanish. if you are able to assist in translating them into another language, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Trudi (email@example.com) and Tom (Tom.Mackey@esc.edu).