In this workshop, we will
discuss how the information revolution affects teaching information
literacy--specifically, students' need for digital wisdom. Today, students are
usually aware of what technology can do for them socially but do not know how
to produce and critically assess digital knowledge in their scholarship.
Demonstrating the production of digital objects will help promote digital
wisdom in the classroom by making the process transparent. To this end, we will
demonstrate the following:
- A LibGuide that
is interactive, welcoming, personal, and helpful and that will focus on how to
teach students or faculty about video editing. We will discuss how to point
students to these tools and give them step-by-step instructions, and we will
explain how to talk to students about broader issues of copyright and content
acquisition since they often have a facile view of how multimedia are produced
and how copyright works.
- A video that is
shot on a Flip camera and edited while the workshop participants watch. This
demonstration is meant to help participants realize that teaching basic
video-editing skills can be relatively quick and painless.
- A screencast
service that we have personalized to students' and faculty members' individual
needs. We use a free service to answer individual questions as they come in via
an online form that feeds into a database that we made, which we will also
As participants become familiar with these technologies, they
should also become more comfortable with them and realize that learning and
teaching them can be relatively quick and painless.