3 T's Exploring New frontiers in teaching, technology and transliteracy

March 25, 2011

Keynote Session:
Collaborative Transliteracies in Open, Mobile, and Online Learning
Thomas Mackey, Center for Distance Learning
SUNY Empire State College
Where we are:
Facebook, Twitter http://vimeo.com/??
Albert Laszlo barabasi
Representation of internet connectivity
6 degrees of separation
Pewinternet.org Social side of the Internet
Time magazine: person of the year, 2006 YOU
Production not just consumption technologies

Horizon Report 2011
1. Ebooks
2. Mobiles
3. Augmented reality – Sixth Sense Device Pranav Ministry, MIT media Lab, W3C Mobile Web initiative.
4. Game based learning
5. Gesture based computing
6. Learning analytics
Digital media literacy is mentioned in the Horizon Report. The skills that constitute it are not well defined nor universally taught.

What are the challenges?
1. Students are not prepared for college.
2. Global challenges – many young people are not literate (UNESCO data)
Emerging Literacy Frameworks
1. Transliteracyhttp://nlabnetworks.typepad.com/transliteracy -- ability to read, write, and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, …
Transliteracies Project: http://transliteracies.english/ucsb.edu/category/research-project
2. Metaliteracy
Information literacy as a metaliteracy (chart in presentation)
Mackey and Jacobson “reframing info lit as a metaliteracy” CRL Jan2011 72:62-78.
Interesting grid… (find)
Meta literacy promotes critical thinking and collaboration in a digital age providing a comprehensive framework to effectively participate in social media and online communities.
Understand format type and delivery mode
Evaluate user feedback as active researcher
Create a context for user generate info
Evaluate dynamic content critically
Produce original content in multiple media formats
Understand personal privacy information ethics and intellectual property issues
Share info in participatory environments
3. Open – Empire wants to be the open university of NY. UNESCO definitions.
Learner has control, Learner choice. Hybridisation of conventional higher education UK Perspective International review of research in open and distance learning Jan. 2002?
Open Access graduate course at the university of regina, Tony Bates Blog
Sloan Consortium
Empire State college
Emerging Technologies – moving beyond the LMS It almost doesn’t matter!!
Evolving Learning Environments -- SINGLE SIGN-ON
Using iPad to teach math
Kindling a passion for reading – how does Kindle impact the study of lit in ENG
Reading Comprehension
Designing for trans/metaliteracy
Innovation in Online Learning blog from empire State college –
Digital storytelling rubric (lovely rubrics ;) ;)
Kate Blood “All Hail the Queen” Student in his digital storytelling class.

Session 2:
Innovations in Info Lit training in the Sciences: Embedding an electronic journal Project
Peggy Pritchard, Univ. of Guelph
Showcases an e-journal project that embeds info lit, analytical thinking, and writing into a 1st year curriculum.
Developing “Academic Literacies”
Students became novice scholars.
Da Vinci’s notebook – online journal (nanoscience students) – motivation through lure of publication.
3 key aspects 1. Ejournal 2. Customized just in time workshops, tutorials, one on one consultations 3. Assessment rubrics
feeder journal for undergraduate journal
ISSN 1923-5720
Open Journal Systems: http://pkp.sfu.ca/?q=ojs
1. Process:
Students define own topic.
Research write and submit manuscript.
Participate in double-blind peer review process.
Edit their own papers as per reviews and resubmit to journal (grading). (Help reduce student anxiety about writing, high among science students.)
2nd Semester:
Successful authors meet with Science Writing Consultant to improve manuscripts (1-2 hr/student)
20-24 students in program nanoscience, Chem. has 1200 students!
Final review.
Papers publishe
2. Just in time workshops: 4 hours in 1 hour workshops.
Strategic literature searching.
Critical reading of scientific papers.
Features of good academic writing.
Effective peer review.
3. Assessment rubrics
Peer Review Rubric from J. of Library Administration, 50:395-396, 2010.
Writing Rubric Dimension
Students Comments: Positive, good experience to learn how to read primary literature, how to do science writing and GET HELP.
Campus Partnerships:
Information specialists : Learning and Curriculum Support Librarian, Research Enterprise and scholarly communication (technical consultant)
Research associates library research support (ref desk , lib tours

Subject Experts:
Course instructors
Faculty from departments of physics and chem.
Ed Dev Specialists (teaching support specialists)
Writing Specialists (Writing Commons)
Learning Specialists (Learning Commons)

Session 3:
Booktrailers and eye movement miscue analysis: Technologies that extend our notions of reading
Dr. Liwanag, William Jones, Steve Dresbach, M. Benamati
SUNY Geneseo

Making Collaboration Work
“embedded instruction” – prof says even 3 hours isn’t enough.
Course faculty and technology instructor plan, schedule and discuss goals and objectives. – Very important! OPEN COMMUNICATION!!
Booktrailers: Tale of Devereux, Losing your hair (?)

Reading multimodal texts like booktrailer.
James and the Giant Peach.. showed where students eyes moved.
Faculty and technology instructor support pre-service teachers with more engaging and better designed book trailers.

Copyright: Teach Advanced Google and Flikr… what images you can and can’t use.
(Jonathan McIntosh… www.rebelliouspixels.com )

(Carole Pelttari and Sara Margolin would be interested in this one.)

Session IV:
Incorporating information literacy instruction and collaborative technology into a project-based learning environment: A librarian/faculty partnership model
Mona Anne Niedbala (came to Lib-2-LMS J
Collaborative technology based on research-based pedagogy strengthen academic research writing and collaborative learning skills for freshmen honors students.
3 f2f library instruction sessions
Collaborative design of instruction
Strategy: project-based learning, course wiki, other Web 2.0 technology, online library scaffolds.
“return to Sender” Technological Horizons in Education. Article report… says our student and teachers don’t know technology.
Project based learning
Learning org. around projects
Collaborative technology
Inquiry (big question, essential questions)
Knowledge Building Theory
Production and improvement of ideas
Creation and modification of public knowledge
Collective cognitive responsibility.
Writing to learn: Writing is a learning process, etc.
Technology used: RSS readers, Google docs, course wiki, Zotero—collaborative bookmarking, created a class account.
Desired info lit skills
Access reputable sources of info, evaluate and use relevant info, write a publishable report.
Student Wiki: Private, but they used wikispace J
(Show Logan!)

Session V:
Enhancement of literacy through exploration of design and experimentation
D. Schichtman Empire State College

Scientific Literacy
Roller coaster software
Paper clip: Is it a technology? Make a prediction based on how many papers it can hold, passed out various types of paper clips to demonstrate.