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    Information Literacy: Research and Collaboration across Disciplines

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    Contributors: D'Angelo, Jamieson, and Maid

    Publisher: WAC Clearinghouse

    License: CC BY-NC-ND

    This collection brings together scholarship and pedagogy from multiple perspectives and disciplines, offering nuanced and complex perspectives on Information Literacy in the second decade of the 21st century. Taking as a starting point the concerns that prompted the Association of Research Libraries (ACRL) to review the Information Literacy Standards for Higher Education and develop the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (2015), the chapters in this collection consider six frameworks that place students in the role of both consumer and producer of information within today's collaborative information environments. Contributors respond directly or indirectly to the work of the ACRL, providing a bridge between past/current knowledge and the future and advancing the notion that faculty, librarians, administrators, and external stakeholders share responsibility and accountability for the teaching, learning, and research of Information Literacy.

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    Read more about Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media

    Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media

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    Contributors: Dron and Anderson

    Publisher: Athabasca University Press

    License: CC BY-NC-ND

    Within the rapidly expanding field of educational technology, learners and educators must confront a seemingly overwhelming selection of tools designed to deliver and facilitate both online and blended learning. Many of these tools assume that learning is configured and delivered in closed contexts, through learning management systems (LMS). However, while traditional "classroom" learning is by no means obsolete, networked learning is in the ascendant. A foundational method in online and blended education, as well as the most common means of informal and self-directed learning, networked learning is rapidly becoming the dominant mode of teaching as well as learning.

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    Read more about Education for a Digital World: Advice, Guidelines and Effective Practice from Around Globe

    Education for a Digital World: Advice, Guidelines and Effective Practice from Around Globe

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    Contributors: Hirtz and Harper

    Publisher: BCcampus

    License: CC BY-SA

    Education for a Digital World contains a comprehensive collection of proven strategies and tools for effective online teaching, based on the principles of learning as a social process. It offers practical, contemporary guidance to support e-learning decision-making, instructional choices, as well as program and course planning, and development.

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    Read more about Reading With My Eyes Open: Embracing the critical and the personal in language pedagogy

    Reading With My Eyes Open: Embracing the critical and the personal in language pedagogy

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    Contributor: Quist

    Publisher: Ubiquity Press

    License: CC BY

    Untangling the various approaches to language teaching and their history, Gerdi Quist maps recent thinking in language studies at university. Using an interdisciplinary theoretical framework, drawn from educational philosophy, cultural studies, intercultural studies and language pedagogy, the author discusses the many tensions and currents in contemporary language teaching. The author puts forward an alternative pedagogy, that of a cultuurtekst-perspective, which engages learners at complex linguistic and cultural levels. In discussing the case study in which this approach is tested, the author develops her argument for embracing various critical perspectives through the personal engagement of students. From the start the author acknowledges her own engaged position as a language teacher in a liberal humanistic educational environment. She adopts a self-critical perspective through which her engagement with adverse student reaction leads to deepening insights both for the author and her students as part of the non-linear process of learning. Gerdi Quist teaches Dutch language and lectures on multiculturalism and intercultural communication. Recent publications included a book chapter and journal articles on language pedagogy and intercultural communication.

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    Read more about Conventions 101: A Functional Approach to Teaching (And Assessing!) Grammar and Punctuation

    Conventions 101: A Functional Approach to Teaching (And Assessing!) Grammar and Punctuation

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    Contributor: Ramsey

    Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

    License: CC BY-NC

    This is a collection of cumulative units of study for conventional errors common in student writing. It's flexible, functional, and zeroes in problems typically seen in writing of all types, from the eternal “there/they're/their” struggle to correct colon use. Units are organized from most simple to most challenging.

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    Read more about Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research

    Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research

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    Contributor: Lowry

    Publisher: Ohio State University Libraries

    License: CC BY

    Choosing & Using Sources presents a process for academic research and writing, from formulating your research question to selecting good information and using it effectively in your research assignments. Additional chapters cover understanding types of sources, searching for information, and avoiding plagiarism. Each chapter includes self-quizzes and activities to reinforce core concepts and help you apply them. There are also appendices for quick reference on search tools, copyright basics, and fair use.

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    Read more about WAC and Second-Language Writers: Research Towards Linguistically and Culturally Inclusive Programs and Practices

    WAC and Second-Language Writers: Research Towards Linguistically and Culturally Inclusive Programs and Practices

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    Contributors: Zawacki and Cox

    Publisher: WAC Clearinghouse

    License: CC BY-NC-ND

    In WAC and Second-Language Writers, the editors and contributors pursue the ambitious goal of including within WAC theory, research, and practice the differing perspectives, educational experiences, and voices of second-language writers. The chapters within this collection not only report new research but also share a wealth of pedagogical, curricular, and programmatic practices relevant to second-language writers. Representing a range of institutional perspectives—including those of students and faculty at public universities, community colleges, liberal arts colleges, and English-language schools—and a diverse set of geographical and cultural contexts, the editors and contributors report on work taking place in the United States, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

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    Read more about WAC Partnerships Between Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions

    WAC Partnerships Between Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions

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    Contributors: Blumner and Childers

    Publisher: WAC Clearinghouse

    License: CC BY-NC-ND

    Working with educators at all academic levels involved in WAC partnerships, the authors and editors of this collection demonstrate successful models of collaboration between schools and institutions so others can emulate and promote this type of collaboration. The chapters in this collection describe and reflect on collaborative partnerships among middle schools, high schools, colleges, and universities that are designed to prepare students for the kinds of work and civic engagement required to succeed in and contribute to society. The WAC partnerships celebrated in this collection include frameworks to build connectivity between institutions while addressing Common Core State Standards, academic and non-academic collaborations around science education, WAC partnerships in Argentina and Germany, and both long- and short-term collaborations.

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    Read more about Working With Academic Literacies: Case Studies Towards Transformative Practice

    Working With Academic Literacies: Case Studies Towards Transformative Practice

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    Contributors: Lillis, Harrington, Lea, and Mitchell

    Publisher: WAC Clearinghouse

    License: CC BY-NC-ND

    The editors and contributors to this collection explore what it means to adopt an "academic literacies" approach in policy and pedagogy. Transformative practice is illustrated through case studies and critical commentaries from teacher-researchers working in a range of higher education contexts—from undergraduate to postgraduate levels, across disciplines, and spanning geopolitical regions including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Cataluña, Finland, France, Ireland, Portugal, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Key questions addressed include: How can a wider range of semiotic resources and technologies fruitfully serve academic meaning and knowledge making? What kinds of writing spaces do we need and how can these be facilitated? How can theory and practice from "Academic Literacies" be used to open up debate about writing pedagogy at institutional and policy levels?

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    Read more about The Centrality of Style

    The Centrality of Style

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    Contributors: Duncan and M. Vanguri

    Publisher: WAC Clearinghouse

    License: CC BY-NC-ND

    InThe Centrality of Style, editors Mike Duncan and Star Medzerian Vanguri argue that style is a central concern of composition studies even as they demonstrate that some of the most compelling work in the area has emerged from the margins of the field. Calling attention to this paradox in his foreword to the collection, Paul Butler observes, "Many of the chapters work within the liminal space in which style serves as both a centralizing and decentralizing force in rhetoric and composition. Clearly, the authors and editors have made an invaluable contribution in their collection by exposing the paradoxical nature of a canon that continues to play a vital role in our disciplinary history."

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