on information privilege.

The concept of information privilege situates information literacy in a sociocultural context of justice and access. Information as the media and messages that underlie individual and collective awareness and knowledge building; privilege as the advantages, opportunities, rights, and affordances granted by status and positionality via class, race, gender, culture, sexuality, occupation, institutional affiliation, and political... Continue Reading →

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no more, no less.

I try not to write simply in order to make excuses for the fact that I haven't written in a while, but in this case I have a very good reason for doing so. Like virtually everyone else in the universe I've been super busy of late, and only a habit of compulsive list-making is... Continue Reading →

on facilitation.

I recently attended a workshop at which one of two facilitators introduced themselves as anti-facilitation. “Because intelligent people don’t like being facilitated,” was their exact reasoning. At that moment I had the odd sensation of feeling compelled to distrust a belief I knew very well why I held, largely because I was sitting and listening... Continue Reading →

yet another post on public speaking.

Virtually any conversation about speaking in public will include a nod to the axiom that people fear it more than death (case in point). While recent research has shown this claim to be only partially accurate, for most the abject unpleasantness of participating in live communication forums is a foregone conclusion. I am in the... Continue Reading →

wait for it… new buttonmaker templates.

A while back I shared a ton of 1'' ‘love your library’ and other buttonmaker templates created for outreach/marketing purposes at the Claremont Colleges Library - all are available to download and use with a CC attrib-sharealike license on my Slideshare account. Tons of people out in libraryland and elsewhere have used them, about which I’m ecstatic... Continue Reading →

open access as pedagogy.

I've long preached the message of open access publication/sharing of student work via platforms like OA institutional repositories and Wikipedia as an unparalleled means to engage students and turn the "banking" model of higher education on its head. I do so because have witnessed firsthand in many learning scenarios the effect that public readership can... Continue Reading →

MYOB (make your own badge).

I'm joining the ranks of those increasingly interested in emerging work around digital badging as an incentivization, engagement, assessment, and credentialing tool in online and f2f instruction. This (along with MOOCs, the lumbering giant that apparently never needs a nap) was a topic of considerable interest at LITA's Top Technology Trends panel, which I had the pleasure... Continue Reading →

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