The first presentation after lunch was me, so you’ll have to wait for a blog post on ‘References on the Web’ until I get to write it up!
Now Helen Curtis going to talk about the links between Digital (and Information) literacy and Reference Management. [apologies to Helen I didn't capture this as well as I would have liked - she covered much more than I've got here] – her slides are at http://www.slideshare.net/helencurtis/
At the University of Wolverhampton, long history of using EndNote, used mainly by staff – researchers and postgraduates.
Few drivers to change this – in 2006 University introduced ‘Blended Learning Strategy’; seeing increased use of online resources; development of graduate attributes – including digital literacy. Also other drivers – impact of web technologies and growing concerns around academic conduct and plagiarism.
Role for reference management:
- significant for digital lieracy
- use tools to develop information managemet skills
- less emphasis on learning particuar s/w – more on behaviour and application
- Become much more relevant to undergraduate use
- new and emerging tools are web-based
Seeing move from personal list of references, aimed at researchers with large lists of references, to more flexible tools – sharing and collaboration becoming more significant.
- Teach principles of information and reference management
- Involvement in curriculum design/team teaching
- Linking use to assessment
- Using the tools to aid understanding of referencing and constructing a reference
- Using the tools as evidence of engagement with scholarly resources
- Exploiting the sharing collaboration features
Introduced group of students to using EndNote web – got v positive feedback – (paraphrased) ‘this was the first assignment where I didn’t lose marks on referencing’