An information literacy perspective on learning and new media

An information literacy perspective on learning and new media Purpose – This paper aims to investigate an information literacy perspective on learning and new media, specifically virtual worlds and online affinity spaces. It aims to cover the potential of information literacy as an educational linchpin in the age of new media education. Design/methodology/approach – This conceptual paper explores an information literacy perspective for learning and new media through previous research and prediction. Findings – Information literacy provides a framework for addressing the explosion of information available, as well as a way to encourage self‐sufficient learners in the digital age. Originality/value – Whereas previous studies have neglected information literacy as a lifelong skill, this paper recognizes the importance of research in virtual worlds which unveils the potential of new media as sites of learning independent from formal spaces. Recognizing the impact of information literacy on an information‐dependent society, it contributes to a body of literature about individual practices which allows for the creation of new instructional strategies. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png On the Horizon Emerald Publishing

An information literacy perspective on learning and new media

On the Horizon, Volume 19 (4): 8 – Sep 27, 2011

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1074-8121
DOI
10.1108/10748121111179394
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Abstract

Purpose – This paper aims to investigate an information literacy perspective on learning and new media, specifically virtual worlds and online affinity spaces. It aims to cover the potential of information literacy as an educational linchpin in the age of new media education. Design/methodology/approach – This conceptual paper explores an information literacy perspective for learning and new media through previous research and prediction. Findings – Information literacy provides a framework for addressing the explosion of information available, as well as a way to encourage self‐sufficient learners in the digital age. Originality/value – Whereas previous studies have neglected information literacy as a lifelong skill, this paper recognizes the importance of research in virtual worlds which unveils the potential of new media as sites of learning independent from formal spaces. Recognizing the impact of information literacy on an information‐dependent society, it contributes to a body of literature about individual practices which allows for the creation of new instructional strategies.

Journal

On the HorizonEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 27, 2011

Keywords: Information literacy; New media; Interest‐driven learning; Virtual worlds; Online affinity spaces; Information

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