Author ORCID Identifier
Trudi E. Jacobson: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8444-276X
Thomas Mackey: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8148-9992
Kelsey O'Brien: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5982-3018
Metaliteracy, originally developed in 2010 as a response to a then-limited conception of information literacy, provides a pedagogical model for thinking and knowing in a social media age that has allowed for the proliferation of false and misleading information. It is vital that individuals be thoughtful and critical consumers of information, and also responsible and ethical information creators and sharers. Metaliterate learners are developed across academic disciplines through teaching and learning that support self-direction, collaboration, participation, and metacognitive thinking. The creation of innovative, collaborative, and open online learning environments that apply the metaliteracy goals and learning objectives is imperative for reaching global learners.
Members of the Metaliteracy Learning Collaborative, a team of faculty, librarians, and instructional designers, have created several tools, with student contributions, for teaching metaliteracy: a digital badging system, four metaliteracy-focused MOOCs, and a learning module for students making the transition from secondary to post-secondary education. Our most recent Open EdX MOOC project, Empowering Yourself In a Post-Truth World, will serve as a potential hybrid model based upon the knowledge gained from earlier projects. We will share our discoveries based on our experience conceptualizing and implementing these resources that have reached over 5,000 participants worldwide.
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Jacobson, Trudi E.; Mackey, Thomas P.; and O'Brien, Kelsey L., "Developing Metaliterate Citizens: Designing and Delivering Enhanced Global Learning Opportunities" (2019). University Libraries Faculty Scholarship. 129.