The Fourth Annual Savvies

Welcome to the fourth annual InfoSavvy Movie Awards!  As usual the credits come from IMDB.  Let’s get right to this year’s winners. For outstanding movie: The Social Network (2010): Dir. David Fincher; Written by Aaron Sorkin (screenplay) & Ben Mezrich (book); Starring  Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake. Information literacy concerns the whole information ecosystem, Read More…

Information authority and carnival

Image by Ralph E. Elicker [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Since Mardi Gras was two days ago, I thought about the idea of carnival.  According to some theories carnival involves a temporary inversion of social norms, with a potential challenge to authority (Theories, 2016).  How do we subvert information authority? Let’s consider how we call Read More…

Upcoming: CTEL Workshops

Blackboard’s Grade Center Workshop The Blackboard Grade Center is a useful tool for tracking student grades and helping students understand their progress throughout the semester, but it can also efficiently calculate final grades. In this hands-on workshop, we will discuss how to calculate final grades, including how to use the weighted total feature, share best Read More…

Social media issues and info lit

Image from freeimages.co.uk During winter session I took a course about social media.  The course raised interesting questions about balance in information technology and society. How do we balance attention to the outer world of online connection with attention to our inner lives of reflection?  How do we balance individual privacy with collective security?  How Read More…