Thursday, May 31, 2007

UNESCO-SALIS e-Learning Portal for Awareness Raising on Information Literacy

The Society for the Advancement of Library and Information Science (SALIS), India, in collaboration with UNESCO, has just launched a six-month project entitled Interactive E-Learning Portal on Information Literacy Competency Development Skills for South Asia.
The project aims to raise awareness and enhance information literacy competency skills of laymen as well as information professionals and educators. Its objectives are fully in line with UNESCO’s mandate to bridge the digital divide and UNESCO’s vision of Knowledge Societies.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Gaming for Information Literacy

Gaming is a trend in information literacy. Here’s a link to a new article on information literacy that has been posted at Library Philosophy and Practice entitled Games for Teaching Information Literacy Skills by Felicia A. Smith of the University of Notre Dame. The author includes examples of crossword puzzles, wordfinds, and other methods that worked well in the classroom.