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INN533 – Final Reflection

From the beginning of this unit Zaana’s enthusiasm has kept me motivated. At first I was quite overwhelmed by the prospect of having to complete five assignments. The challenge of constant assessment, as well as full time work, worried me. … Continue reading

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INN533 The Future of Information Organisation

Throughout this unit, my experiences with user-generated content (UGC) to gather information (especially using Trip Advisor) has opened my eyes to a world of personal organisation, communication and sharing that I never thought possible. The term ‘folksonomy’ has now become … Continue reading

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INN533 Classification

Classification is a major tool in the organisation of a school library. It needs to be assumed that it will be maintained and kept current and that its editors will respond to the changing needs of collections and to changes … Continue reading

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INN533 Resource Description

Reflect upon what I think are the key factors in considering how I will structure bibliographic resource description and the standards I will use when creating my database. Resource description and access in today’s libraries should be designed to meet … Continue reading

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INN533 Information Organisation on the web – Information Architecture

Information Architecture (IA) helps designers and producers of websites ‘make choices about how to structure information so people can understand and use it’ (Garrett p.88, 2011). It concerns structuring content (information arrangement), design structure, organising principles, language and metadata, location, … Continue reading

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Giving and Receiving Feedback – Part 2

The whole process of giving and receiving feedback has been both beneficial to my learning, and the learning I will continue to pass onto my students. I realised that even though everyone in the unit had been given the same … Continue reading

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The Final Reflective Questionnaire 3 – The New “Inquiry Learning” Me

Now I know how Mandy feels, exhilarated!! Who would have thought I would have made it this far and felt this good! Take some time to think about your topic. Now write down what you know about it. Inquiry learning can … Continue reading

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Recommendations for Future Practice

Critical Evaluation of ILA against ACARA General Capabilities, IL/IBL Models and Bloom’ s Digital Taxonomy  [Figure 1] – Comparison of a selection of inquiry models and continua When I first compared the Information Learning Activity (ILA) to Bell et al’s (2005) … Continue reading

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Results of Data Analysis and Interpretation of Results (Questions 4-7)

What student’s found both easy and hard throughout the ISP (Q #4 and #5) [Figure 1] – Number of Group Responses  Question 4 & 5 student responses related to information location, evaluation and use, and were analysed during the ILA … Continue reading

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Results of Data Analysis and Interpretation of Results (Questions 1-3)

Track Topic Knowledge (Q #1) – Fact, Explanation and Conclusion Statements What the SLIM Toolkit (Kulthau et al, 2005) suggests, is to look at the responses to Question 1 “What do you know about your topic” and code the statements made … Continue reading

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