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What is Information Skills

Handbook of Research on Social Software and Developing Community Ontologies
The sets of skills and competencies required to find and use information, usually in a formal education context.
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Reconceptualising Information Literacy for the Web 2.0 Environment?
Sharon Markless (King’s College, London, UK) and David Streatfield (Information Management Associates, UK)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-208-4.ch022
This chapter questions whether the shift from the Web as a vehicle for storing and transmitting information to the new Web as a series of social networking environments, requires significant changes in how students interact with information when they are studying within a formal learning environment. It explores the origins and growth of the idea of information skills development, the translation of this work into frameworks and sequential models and the adaptation of these models to take account of changes in information storage and transmission brought about by the Internet. The chapter then examines the changing contexts and changes in learning being brought about by the Web 2.0 environment and questions whether adjustment of existing information literacy models is a sufficient response to deal with these changes. We conclude that although Web 2.0 developments are not fundamentally undermining the nature of teaching and learning they do provide important possibilities for more effective information literacy development work. A non-sequential framework is offered as a contribution to supporting HE students when seeking to obtain, store and exploit information simultaneously in the informal social world of Web 2.0 and in their formal academic discipline.
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