I am participating in a professional development program called 23 Framework Things. “Participating” is the operative word.
On the site we participants comment on the readings and on each other’s posts. Since it is self-paced, we can participate at our own convenience.
23 Framework Things uses game elements, and what’s a game without participants? Though I don’t support gamification for its own sake, used properly it can enhance motivation. I check my progress on the leaderboard. Yes, I even look forward to earning my first badge.
Whether we focus on it as professional development or as a game, 23 Framework Things highlights the interactive side of information literacy. After all, part of information literacy is “participation in communities of learning” (Association of College & Research Libraries, 2016, Introduction section).
Association of College & Research Libraries. (2016). Framework for information literacy for higher education. Retrieved from ACRL website : http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework