Friday, November 17, 2006

Information Literacy Summit

Today's daylong Information Literacy Summit at OSU was a great time for writing instructors, librarians and information technology folks from Oregon community colleges and OSU to meet and share resources and talk about common visions and goals. Check out the blog here.
One important issue we addressed is professional development-continuing education for instructors, especially for adjuncts, who teach the majority of writing classes and who are not paid to attend such functions and therefore cannot afford to come. Some way has to be found to provide them with the training they need (and want!) to teach these skills. I'm hoping that the next time the summit convenes - next term? - that progress can be made. One great idea is to create a required but paid on online module for instructors in the pedagogy of information literacy.


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