From the Future of Life-Institute
FLI catalyzes and supports research and initiatives for safeguarding life and developing optimistic visions of the future, including positive ways for humanity to steer its own course considering new technologies and challenges.
Breaking Smart is a site devoted to in-depth explorations of the emerging digital economy, resulting patterns of societal transformation, and technological serendipity. Our goal is to produce a binge-worthy collection of essays on a single big theme, along with workshop material, approximately once a year. Season 1 is based on Marc Andreessen’s observation that “software is eating the world.”
This article provides an overview of the design, implementation, revision and informal assessment of an information literacy curriculum embedded in a new University Foundations (UF) program at a mid-sized public university. The library information literacy sessions incorporated team-based learning and Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) elements using iPads. Each session provided students an opportunity to develop and apply information literacy skills, and included critical thinking questions which led students to think about underlying concepts. A focus group with the librarians assessed the UF library curriculum, its impact on student engagement, and the training activities for librarian teaching preparation.
Ricardo Kawase, Patrick Siehndel, and Ujwal Gadiraju. Open Learning and Teaching in Educational Communities - 9th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2014, Graz, Austria, September 16-19, 2014, Proceedings, page 193--206. (2014)