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  • Open education drops and benefitsOpen education drops and benefits
    If you would like to cover  Open Educational Resources in your information literacy workshops, the following materials may be useful to you: OE drops Short clips about Open Education. In the first one Kris Meen from Ireland about Open Education in general and in the second one Marjan Groenouwe about the difference between open and ...
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  • New book out: The Academic Teaching Librarian’s HandbookNew book out: The Academic Teaching Librarian's Handbook
    A new information literacy handbook by Claire McGuinness has been released: the Academic Teaching Librarian’s Handbook. The book is intended for both the beginning and advanced teacher information specialist and covers the entire spectrum of information literacy education, including digital literacy, bibliometrics and RDM. It also explicitly invites the reader to reflect on the profession.
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  • Article by our Maastricht colleagues in the Journal of Information LiteracyArticle by our Maastricht colleagues in the Journal of Information Literacy
    Our colleagues from UB Maastricht, together with a number of other colleagues, have published an article in the Open Access journal Journal of Information Literacy: Information-Wise: A case for developing an evidence-informed information literacy program at Maastricht University. It describes the (evidence-informed) design and implementation of a university-wide information literacy program for students in the bachelor’s ...
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  • Edusources officially offered as a new serviceEdusources officially offered as a new service
    As of January 2021, SURF will officially offer Edusources as a service. Our information literacy materials (more than 400 in total) can already be found through this search portal, because last year we participated in the pilot to set up this service through the open information literacy education project.
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  • Webinars about copyright and online learningWebinars about copyright and online learning
    After the outbreak of COVID-19, the British association Association of Learning Technology (ALT) organizes almost weekly webinars about copyright and online learning and especially the shift to online learning. They are free and for anyone who wants to join the conversation about the challenges at the intersection of copyright and online education. To view the ...
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  • COVID-19 and the Information Literacy CrisisCOVID-19 and the Information Literacy Crisis
    In the Online searcher of september/oktober a warm plea for more attention and recognition for information literacy in education. Students are left too much on their own when it comes to seeking and assessing information. The author gives examples of students and professors who are unaware of academic sources, for example. There is the link ...
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