Friday, March 20, 2009

Project Information Literacy

Project Information Literacy

The goal of the project is to understand how early adults conceptualize and operationalize research in the digital age. Funding Research for Year One is sponsored through a generous gift from ProQuest to University of Washington's iSchool in support of information literacy research.

The publications section is especially interesting to anyone trying to understand how students search for information.

"Understanding Information Literacy through the Lens of the Student Experience," (May 2008). A short i-movie, produced by the Project Information Literacy Team. Includes student, faculty, and librarian interviews about the 2007 Information Literacy Study, which was conducted at Saint Mary's College of California (4:06 mins.).

Thursday, March 19, 2009

PTEC (Physics Teacher Education Coalition)

Last week (March 12-14)I attended the meeting of the Physics Teacher Education Coalition in Pittsburgh. 110 people registered from 30 US states and several other countries. It was a very intense program.

I gave a poster session "Social Networking for New and Cross-over Physics Teachers". The poster is based on a talk I gave at the AAPT winter meeting, which was held in Chicago Feb. 12-16. I feel that social networking is a good way to promote information literacy. See my blog entry "Free and Easy Professional Development via TappedIn.