Wednesday, 17 February 2016

ALIA QLD post VALA presentation 16 March 2016

On Wednesday 16th March from 5.30-7.00pm in the Gibson Room (Z Block, Level 10) at QUT's Garden Points campus come and engage with 2 presentations from VALA 2016.

Hear Megan Pozzi's findings on Formalising the vernacular: social media skills in higher education.

Megan's presentation discusses the issue of social media skills using a literacy framework. Firstly, it argues that social media skills are a form of vernacular, or ‘everyday’, literacy and articulates the issues associated with trying to formalise these skills within the curriculum. Secondly, it calls for greater explicit attention to social media skills within higher education, by arguing that social media literacies are a part of new literacies. It evaluates QUT’s “Create a Better Online You” suite of social media resources in light of this framework, and discusses the role of libraries in addressing social media skills.

 Loretta Atkinson and Natalie Hull will be sharing Transforming Learning Resources: improving accessibility and engagement for students and teaching staff.

Loretta and Natalie will be taking us through the University of Queensland Library's recent implementation of a learning resources application, Talis Aspire. The drivers for moving to a new application were to ensure student engagement with learning resources is enhanced, teaching staff are integrated with ownership of reading lists, and the potential for increased staff efficiency is supported by real performance data.

No RSVP required. A great networking and learning activity.


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