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This is the third in a series of articles looking at how the Internet and other technologies are changing the way people read. Previous articles examined the debate over the value of reading on the Internet versus reading in print and how educators are using video games as bait to lure children to read.

School librarians like Stephanie Rosalia have transformed into multi-faceted information specialists who guide students through the flood of digital information that confronts them on a daily basis.

Aquí vemos el esfuerzo de esta bibliotecaria trabajando con estos niños las competencias de “evaluación de forma crítica la información y sus fuentes”.  El artículo fue publicado por  The New York Times el 15 de febrero de 2009. Ver enlace: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/16/books/16libr.html?emc=eta1

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Una de mis aportaciones al blog será compartir con ustedes varios artículos que he leído sobre las emergentes herramientas de la web social mejor conocida como la “Web 2.0” y su integración a las actividades relacionadas con las competencias de información.

A continuación el abstract del artículo Connecting Social Technologies with Information Literacy:

ABSTRACT. Social technologies such as Weblogs, wikis, and social
bookmarking are emerging both as information resources and as tools
for research. This paper reflects on these technologies and suggests they
may be well placed to build fluency in the higher-order thinking skills
outlined in various information literacy frameworks, particularly in an
educational context. A high proportion of today’s learners are very comfortable
with technology and Web 2.0 resources. The characteristics of
the information they are accessing are also changing, bringing a stronger
need for sophisticated evaluation and analysis skills. Where do social
technologies fit within information literacy frameworks, and where can
they be used in the day-to-day instruction of information skills? This paper
suggests social technologies perform a dual role: they are not only
useful sources of information but also resources to be used to develop
ideas and research, using collaboration and community platforms that
learners today are familiar with.

Ver texto completo web-20-information-literacy

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