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Main | LILAC conference 2019 in Nottingham - Last call for presentations »
Monday
Nov122018

MIL (Media and Information Literacy) Week Event in Aberdeen

A small, but select, group of people gathered together on Halloween in The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen to hear two presentations.  They were joined by a larger group of virtual attendees from the UK and beyond.

Jacqueline Geekie, Public Libraries Representative on CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) shared the new definition of Information Literacy and was followed by Dina Martzoukou of RGU, Dr Crystal Fulton of University College Dublin, Ireland and Dr Petros Kostagiolas of the Ionian University, Greece who presented the initial findings on their joint research on Digital Competencies for Digital citizenship.  The project involves a multi-level analysis of university students’ digital competencies from the perspective of students’ everyday life experiences as digital citizens, by means of a survey which is currently live via this link: https://robertgordonuniversity.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/digital-competencies-for-digital-citizenship-survey 

The research aims to bring together academics and librarians with the purpose of developing a common digital competencies agenda which could be incorporated into entry level university programmes.  The researchers would therefore like to encourage academics and librarians from different institutions to forward this survey to their students and use it as a basis for further critical reflection and discussion.

The two presentations complemented each other really well as the new definition has an Information Literacy and everyday context and it was really interesting to hear how students rate their digital competencies.

Definition talk: https://youtu.be/RScuDprzjp8

Competencies talk: https://youtu.be/NM69XE9Wqak

https://infolit.org.uk/global-media-and-information-literacy-week-24th-31st-october/

Jacqueline Geekie, Public Libraries Representative on CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG)

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