Reading, literacy, information literacy

Presentations (Click on the marked titles for more details)

Technology and ıts Effects - Inside the Screenage Brain (after an idea by Coralie Clark).

Technology is increasingly used inside and outside the classroom. Many welcome the trend. Many feel disquiet. One thing seems clear: technology is not going to go away. In this session, current research and anecdotal evidence on the effects of technology use will be shared, with special focus on reading and learning. Participants are encouraged to share their concerns, approaches and solutions.

This presentation was first made at the 2011 Autumn Teachers’ Conference in Istanbul. A revised version was presented at the ECIS November Conference in Lisbon, 2011.

eBooks and eJournals - is ePublishing Coming Out of the Cold?
ebooks have been around for years, but take-up has been slow. Amazon and the Kindle appear to have changed that: technology appears at last to give consumers what they want at a price they are willing to pay and epublishing is suddenly big business. What are the implications for schools and for libraries? How are students and teachers already using the technology, how might they in the future? In this session we look at a number of the questions and the issues and attempt to answer the ultimate question: ‘Are we nearly there yet?’

First presented at the ECIS November Conference, Nice, 2010. A revised version was presented at the 2010 Autumn Teachers’ Conference in Istanbul.

From literacy to information literacy: reading for understanding in the real world.

This presentation/ workshop ties together research in reading, critical thinking, and web site evaluation, and provides examples of real-life situations which can be used to show the necessity of critical thinking and constant alertness.

This has seen several incarnations. First presented as a paper at the IASL/ SLA Conference, and re-presented at the IB AEM Workshops in Geneva 2004, it has also been presented as a 45 minute lecture (ECIS November Conference, Nice, 2004, and the ECIS Librarians’ Conference, Prague, 2005), a 60 minute mini-workshop (NESA Teachers’ Conference, Istanbul, 2005) and as a full-blown 105 minute workshop (I.B. Day, Istanbul, 2005).

Information Technology, Information Literacy, and the International Baccalaureate.

The role of libraries and librarians in the information age.

Presented at the Headmasters and Coordinators Conference : IB Diploma – A Preparation for Life, Liverpool, October 30 – November 1, 1998.

More than surviving - thriving in the information age : reading as a basis for using information technology efficiently.

Reading and basic literacy are vital survival skills. They are essential for dealing with information overload, without them, nothing!

Presented at the 27th Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship, Ramat-Gan, Israel, July 5 – 9, 1998.


My other presentations and workshops:

Academic honesty
Critical thinking
Extended research essay
Technology, effects and issues
Search and research
Reading, literacy and information literacy
The portfolio