Monday, June 2, 2014

Metaliteracy: Reinventing Information Literacy to Empower Learners

Mackey, Thomas P. and Trudi E. Jacobson. Metaliteracy: Reinventing Information Literacy to Empower Learners. Neal-Schuman, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-55570-989-1

Description (from publisher's web site)
These well-respected experts on information literacy share their concept of metaliteracy, which expands the scope of traditional information skills (determine, access, locate, understand, produce, and use information) to include the collaborative production and sharing of information in participatory digital environments (collaborate, produce, and share) prevalent in today’s world. Combining theory and case studies, the authors
  • Show why media literacy, visual literacy, digital literacy, and a host of other specific literacies are critical for informed citizens in the twenty-first century
  • Offer a framework for engaging in today’s information environments as active, selfreflective, and critical contributors to these collaborative spaces
  • Connect metaliteracy to such topics as metadata, the Semantic Web, metacognition, open education, distance learning, and digital storytelling

Table of Contents
A detailed table of contents is available on the publisher's web site.