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        Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2008 15:59:08 +0000
        From: Carolyn Kotlas <kotlas-AT-email.unc.edu>
        Subject: TL Infobits -- November  2008

TL INFOBITS     November 2008           No. 29          ISSN: 1931-3144

About INFOBITS

INFOBITS is an electronic service of The University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill ITS Teaching and Learning division. Each month the
ITS-TL's Information Resources Consultant monitors and selects from a
number of information and instructional technology sources that come to
her attention and provides brief notes for electronic dissemination to
educators.

NOTE: You can read the Web version of this issue at
http://its.unc.edu/tl/infobits/bitnov08.php

You can read all back issues of Infobits at
http://its.unc.edu/tl/infobits/

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Youth and New Media and the Implications for Education
Effectiveness of Feedback in an Online Course
Journal Articles and Authors' Rights
New Publications from EDUCAUSE
Models of Digital Scholarly Communication
Editor's Note
Recommended Reading

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YOUTH AND NEW MEDIA AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION

"In both friendship-driven and interest-driven online activity, youth
create and navigate new forms of expression and rules for social
behavior. In the process, young people acquire various forms of
technical and media literacy by exploring new interests, tinkering, and
'messing around' with new forms of media."

"Living and Learning with New Media: Summary of Findings from the
Digital Youth Project" by Mizuko Ito et al. summarizes the findings of
a three-year MacArthur Foundation study of 800 young people and their
use of new media. The study sought answers to two research questions:

        "How are new media being integrated into youth practices and
        agendas?"

        "How do these practices change the dynamics of youth-adult
        negotiations over literacy, learning, and authoritative
        knowledge?"

Some of the study's implications for education include:

"Rather than seeing socializing and play as hostile to learning,
educational programs could be positioned to step in and support moments
when youth are motivated to move from friendship-driven to more
interest-driven forms of new media use."

"Peer-based learning has unique properties that suggest alternatives to
formal instruction. . . . the focus of learning and engagement is not
defined by institutional accountabilities but rather emerges from kids'
interests and everyday social communication."

". . . [R]ather than assuming that education is primarily about
preparing for jobs and careers, what would it mean to think of
education as a process of guiding kids' participation in public life
more generally, a public life that includes social, recreational, and
civic engagement?"

The paper is available at
http://digitalyouth.ischool.berkeley.edu/files/report/digitalyouth-WhitePaper.pdf

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation launched a five-year
digital media and learning initiative in 2006 "to help determine how
digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize,
and participate in civic life." For more information about the
initiative, go to http://www.digitallearning.macfound.org/ or visit the
Spotlight blog at http://spotlight.macfound.org/

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EFFECTIVENESS OF FEEDBACK IN AN ONLINE COURSE

"While an abundance of research exists on best practices in the
face-to-face classroom, the same is not true for online learning. In
this new and constantly evolving environment, researchers are just
beginning to understand what constitutes effective learning
strategies."

The paper "Student Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Group and
Individualized Feedback in Online Courses" (FIRST MONDAY, vol. 13, no.
11, November 3, 2008), by Phil Ice, et al., reports on a study that
examined the effectiveness of instructors' feedback to students in a
graduate-level online course. The study revealed that the majority of
master's level students "place a much higher value on individualized
feedback and believe it is much more effective in helping them
understand relevant topics." Doctoral students, however, found group
feedback more informative as it "was related to these students' desire
to compare and contrast their work with syntheses provided by the
instructor."

The paper is available at
http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/viewArticle/2260/2049

First Monday [ISSN 1396-0466] is an online, peer-reviewed journal whose
aim is to publish original articles about the Internet and the global
information infrastructure. It is published in cooperation with the
University Library, University of Illinois at Chicago. For more
information, contact: First Monday, c/o Edward Valauskas, Chief Editor,
PO Box 87636, Chicago IL 60680-0636 USA; email: ejv-AT-uic.edu; Web:
http://firstmonday.org/

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JOURNAL ARTICLES AND AUTHORS' RIGHTS

Charles W. Bailey, Jr., publisher of Digital Scholarship has a new
publication, "Author's Rights, Tout de Suite," which is "designed to
give journal article authors a quick introduction to key aspects of
author's rights and to foster further exploration of this topic though
liberal use of relevant references to online documents and links to
pertinent Web sites." The document is available at
http://www.digital-scholarship.org/ts/authorrights.pdf

Bailey's other publications include:

SCHOLARLY ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING BIBLIOGRAPHY," an e-book now in its
        73rd version

"Google Book Search Bibliography"

"Open Access Bibliography"

"Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography"

These documents and Bailey's other publications are available at
http://www.digital-scholarship.org/

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NEW PUBLICATIONS FROM EDUCAUSE

The EDUCAUSE association recently announced several publications on
higher education and information technology.

THE TOWER AND THE CLOUD
http://www.educause.edu/thetowerandthecloud/

        The e-book "examines the impact of IT on higher education and
on the IT organization in higher education."

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"The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2008"
http://connect.educause.edu/Library/ECAR/TheECARStudyofUndergradua/47485

        This EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research (ECAR) study "is a
longitudinal extension of the 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 ECAR studies
of students and information technology . . . based on quantitative data
from a spring 2008 survey of 27,317 freshmen and seniors at 90
four-year institutions and eight two-year institutions."

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"A Guide for the Perplexed: Libraries and the Google Library Project
        Settlement"
http://connect.educause.edu/Library/Abstract/AGuideforthePerplexedLibr/47817

        Discusses the recent Google Library Project settlement between
Google, the Authors Guild, and the Association of American Publishers.

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New additions to the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative's (ELI) "7 Things You
Should Know About..." series
(http://www.educause.edu/7ThingsYouShouldKnowAboutSeries/7495) include:

        Flip Cameras
        http://connect.educause.edu/Library/ELI/7ThingsYouShouldKnowAbout/47762

        Ustream -- interactive web streaming platform
        http://connect.educause.edu/Library/ELI/7ThingsYouShouldKnowAbout/47506

        Zotero -- a research tool that "provides users with automated access to
        bibliographic information for online resources"
        http://connect.educause.edu/Library/ELI/7ThingsYouShouldKnowAbout/47351

EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher
education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.
The current membership comprises more than 1,900 colleges,
universities, and educational organizations, including 200
corporations, with 15,000 active members. EDUCAUSE has offices in
Boulder, CO, and Washington, DC. Learn more about EDUCAUSE at
http://www.educause.edu/

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MODELS OF DIGITAL SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION

"In the spring of 2008, ARL [Association of Research Libraries] engaged
Ithaka to conduct an investigation into the range of online resources
valued by scholars, paying special attention to those projects that are
pushing beyond the boundaries of traditional formats and are considered
innovative by the faculty who use them."

The results of this study were made available this month in "Current
Models of Digital Scholarly Communication: Results of an Investigation
Conducted by Ithaka for the Association of Research Libraries" by Nancy
L. Maron and K. Kirby Smith.

Some of findings include:

"[E]xamples of innovative resources can be found across the humanities,
social sciences, and scientific/technical/medical subject areas."

"Traditions of scholarly culture relating to establishing scholarly
legitimacy through credentialing, peer review, and citation metrics
exert a powerful force on these innovative online projects."

"Some of the resources with the greatest impact are those that have
been around a long while. . . . even excellent new digital publications
may need years to establish their place in their scholarly community."

The report is available at
http://www.arl.org/bm~doc/current-models-report.pdf

The Association of Research Libraries is a not-for-profit membership
organization comprising the leading research libraries in North
America. For more information, contact: Association of Research
Libraries, 21 Dupont Circle, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036 USA; tel:
202-296-2296; fax: 202-872-0884; email: webmgr-AT-arl.org; Web:
http://www.arl.org/

Ithaka is an independent not-for-profit organization with a mission to
accelerate the productive uses of information technologies for the
benefit of higher education worldwide. For more information about
Ithaka, go to http://www.ithaka.org/

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Editor's Note

In conjunction with a recent conference presentation, I have revised
and updated my document "Self-Publishing Electronic Newsletters." Under
the conditions of a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share
Alike license, you are free to copy and share it and to create
derivative works. The document is available at
http://www.unc.edu/~kotlas/enewsletters.html

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RECOMMENDED READING

"Recommended Reading" lists items that have been recommended to me or
that Infobits readers have found particularly interesting and/or
useful, including books, articles, and websites published by Infobits
subscribers. Send your recommendations to carolyn_kotlas-AT-unc.edu for
possible inclusion in this column.

Darwin 200 Celebration
http://www.nature.com/darwin/

Throughout 2009, NATURE magazine's NATURE NEWS website will celebrate
the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth with articles,
podcasts, events, research reports, and educational resources. Much of
the material will be available free to non-subscribers.

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