‘Web Science: How the Web is Changing the World’ starts on the 6th October 2014 through the FutureLearn platform. The Web has changed the World since its invention by Tim Berners-Lee 25 years ago. From education to the economy, everything has been changed by the digital revolution. As a result, the relationship we have with information and media has evolved and […]

The University of Manchester Library have launched an innovative suite of interactive e-learning resources covering a variety of information literacy and academic skills topics, which are freely available for use under a Creative Commons licence. These online resources are highly interactive, using diverse and practical learning activities throughout each resource to provide frequent opportunities for users to practise relevant skills […]

The organisers of this CILIP IL Group-sponsored event have kindly provided the following report: Wednesday 22nd January was the inaugural CILIP ILG sponsored Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) LibTeachMeet. This saw a sold out gathering of 50 folks from around the country stuffing biscuits and snaffling the many freebies (kindly provided by numerous library suppliers) together in a room in the […]

The Information Literacy Journal Club is an online discussion group focusing on information literacy and other aspects of user education. Everyone is welcome to participate, whether you are a current student of ILS, an established information professional or just generally interested in the subject area. The Club’s next online blog-comment meeting takes place at 8-9 pm UK time (times elsewhere in […]

BCS – the Chartered Institute for IT – have recently launched their Digital Literacy for Life programme with a remit to engage with government, schools, employers and other organisations to develop and deliver digital literacy education, policy and research. The BCS provide a definition of digital literacy as being: ‘Those capabilities that mean an individual is fit for living, learning […]

Jorum, the established home of free open educational resources produced by the UK Further and Higher Education community, has launched its long-awaited Information and Digital Literacy Skills Collection. This follows the successful creation earlier this year of a collection for Research Data Management (RDM) resources, as a result of Jorum’s involvement in the Jisc-funded DaMSSI-ABC project. The new collection is […]

A report published yesterday highlights good practice examples designed to enhance the information literacy skills and know-how of postgraduate students and early career researchers in UK higher education. On behalf of the Research Information and Digital Literacies Coalition (RIDLs), the Research Information Network (RIN) and Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL) have announced the results of this research, […]