Sunday, 25 October 2015

Webber, Elmore and Tramantza present at the European Conference on Information Literacy #ecil2015

Last week there was a strong showing from the Sheffield iSchool at the European Conference on Information Literacy held in Tallinn, Estonia. Sheila Webber led a workshop on Supporting Information Literacy in MOOC Learning, and was co-presenter (with Bill Johnston, Strathclyde University) of Information Literacy and the Scottish Independence Referendum (2014): An Autoethnographic Exploration of Political Decision-making. She had also been asked to be raporteur for the conference and presented her summing up as part of the closing session. In the doctoral seminar, Jess Elmore presented on Exploring the Information Literacy Experiences of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Learners: A Discussion of Methods and Evi Tramantza on Electronic Engineering Student Information Literacy Needs: A Pilot Study at the University of Surrey. Jess Elmore also presented a paper based on her Masters research: How Do Home Educating Families’ Experiences of Information Literacy Relate to Existing Models?. The photo shows the three after the doctoral forum (l. to r.: Jess, Sheila, Evi).

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