Four Levels of Questions

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Google Glass in Class

I have the opportunity to be one of the Google Glass Explorers and try out this new technology early. As someone who teaches information literacy skills, I’m very interested in seeing how it might or might not integrate into classroom use – whether by the professor alone, or at some point when most people have [Read More...]

Crappy Song Reprise

The song that my colleague Chad Bauman made in response to my own song Viva la Library had its number of views reset due to some sort of glitch. Friendly competition aside, I feel back that his once astounding number of views has vanished into the ether. And so I thought I would share it [Read More...]

Googleful vs. Google-free Digital Bible Literacy

Brian Bibb recently shared the final exam from a course he teaches called “The Digital Bible,” as well as providing more information about the course on his blog. Daniel McClellan also mentioned it. My own course on the Bible focuses on information literacy, and yet there are some significant differences between Brian’s course’s final and [Read More...]

Viva La Library with Arabic Subtitles!

So, the information literacy song I made,  “Viva La Library,” has been subtitled with Arabic subtitles by the Media & Information Literacy Programme in Qatar. My spoken Arabic is minimal and my reading ability weaker still. And so thoughts on the translation would be appreciated from readers who are proficient in Arabic! Below is the original without the subtitles, [Read More...]

An Infographic about Infographics

I made the infographic above in response to a discussion of an infographic I recently shared, which led to a discussion of the problem of infographics with dubious information. I'm particularly grateful to commenter Cosmo Fish for a comment with an amusing made-up statistic that helped inspire this!   [Read more...]

The Internet: All or Nothing?

Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel set in the near future, The Year of the Flood, said this about the internet, and I thought it deserved to be shared (p.293): And the Internet was such a jumble of false and true factoids that no one believed what was on it any more, or else they believed all of [Read More...]

Citation Needed

Image by Dan4th. HT vjack I emphasize information literacy a lot here on my blog, and even more so in classes that I teach. Learning to not just click “share” or “like” without fact-checking, looking up the source of a quotation, and so on, is a key part of this. I like the way this [Read More...]

Larry Hurtado on Expertise

Larry Hurtado has a post on scholarship and why he is suspicious of those who claim to have come up with a definitive solution to something despite not being trained in the relevant skills, languages, etc. I’ll quote it at length, since it says a lot that is important: I have to say that it’s [Read More...]

Information Literacy Song Lead Sheets

I had a request for lead sheets (lyrics and chords) for the three information literacy songs I shared here recently. The request came from a teacher who wanted to use them in a high school – to be performed on the ukulele. I would love to have a chance to hear how that sounds! Anyway, having [Read More...]

The Information Literacy Song Trilogy

Here are the three songs that I and my colleague Chad Bauman created and performed recently, trying to convey some key points about information literacy: Which is your favorite? I’m thinking the market for humorous songs about information literacy is now saturated. And so what should be next? How about funny songs related to the [Read More...]


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