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Association of College and Research Libraries. (2000). Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. Association of College and Research Libraries. (2016). Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework Barth, R. S. (1977). Beyond Open Education. The Phi Delta Kappan, 58(6), 489-492. Cape Town Open Education Declaration. (2018). Cape Town Open Education Declaration […]

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Our friend Janet (Miss Jackson if you’re nasty) declared her emancipation in her 1986 anthem Control and claimed her right to make up her own mind, make her own decisions, and lead her own life. The theme of control has always been present in open education. It’s always been part of information literacy. It’s an […]

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Our students care too. The recent Project Information Literacy report on Information literacy in the age of algorithms reports on students’ attitudes towards privacy, targeted advertising and surveillance. They don’t like it. They find it creepy. They look for ways to resist it. But they also feel resigned to it. It’s out of their control. […]

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We’re interested in the care in open education. We care about how working in the open can impact and affect students. We care about what it can do for students. We care that students can manage and control their online presence and identity – that’s part of information literacy. 

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Yet there seems to be a disconnect. I look at the Cape Town Open Education Declaration: “They are also planting the seeds of a new pedagogy where educators and learners create, shape and evolve knowledge together, deepening their skills and understanding as they go.” Cape Town Open Education Declaration https://www.capetowndeclaration.org/cpt10/img/cpt10-booklet.pdf  And I see information literacy […]

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Twenty-five years ago, at the dawn of the web age, Shapiro and Hughes addressed the issue of practicality versus aspiration in arguing for information literacy as a liberal art. That information literacy is not about making people effective consumers of information, but rather about enabling people to live as free human beings in the information […]

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There is an ethical component to information literacy. Most often it’s been framed in terms of plagiarism and piracy, as in the old ACRL Standards for Information Literacy. But the current ACRL Framework for Information Literacy puts it in the threshold concept Information Has Value and begins to recognize issues of power and influence in […]

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There is an ethical component to information literacy. Most often it’s been framed in terms of plagiarism and piracy, as in the old ACRL Standards for Information Literacy. But the current ACRL Framework for Information Literacy puts it in the threshold concept Information Has Value and begins to recognize issues of power and influence.  “Legal […]

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Understanding who controls information, or the information environment, is an important part of information literacy. Zurkowski saw that control shifting over the 60s and 70s, when “Both the information industry and the computer services industry are engaged in creating an information equivalent or counterpart of all events, artifacts, and people of human existence-past, present, and […]

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