In 2020 MA: DTCE lecturer Drew Whitworth published “Mapping Information Landscapes”, a book that explores the history of mapping as a means by which we learn how to make good judgments about information, and communicate these understandings to others.
At this time, the world’s health literacy — our ability to make judgments about information concerned with our health — is facing a severe test. We need to be attending to the facts, not the fiction, about COVID-19. Read more
I doubt any of us suspected that over the last two weeks, since my last #DMIL2020 post about COVID-19’s likely impact on not just our health, but our information, economy and society, things would escalate so quickly.
COVID-19 will debilitate not only the health of our bodies, but of our information landscapes, our economy and our society
As I type this (Sunday 1st March), I still do not know personally of anyone who has become infected with the COVID-19 virus (or coronavirus), but according to James Hamblin, writing in The Atlantic on 24th February, it can only be a matter of time.
Week 4 of DMIL is focused on the role that university libraries play in academic life, and how and why they have focused on developing students’ information literacy. Read more
This blog has been used on the MA: Digital Technologies, Communication and Education (MA: DTCE) for a while, but has been moribund in the last year or so. So I hope no one minds too much if, for a little while anyway, I (Drew Whitworth) take it over for use on my Digital, Media and Information Literacy (EDUC61712) course in semester 2 2019-20. Read more