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Learning together apart

From the abstract of an article "Learning together apart: Distance education in a virtual world" (citation) by myself and my colleague Kim Holmberg published in First Monday: 

ASIS&T-ESC is the Student Chapter of the Year

There was a circular on the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Students-list that the European Students Chapter (ESC) has been chosen as one of the two chapters of the year. I'm (yes, I know a little bit senior) secretary of this chapter and it feels naturally quite amazing.

Virtuaalipilkkimistä?

Eilisen Pedagogisia verkkoja kokemassa -juhlaseminaarin esitys, jonka pidin yhdessä kollegani Kim Holmbergin kanssa, löytyy Qik-palvelusta

 

Framework for studying information work

 One of the many conclusions of a workshop arranged at Roskilde University, Denmark with professor Brenda Dervin about four years ago was that "social life is a mess". Indeed it is when you look at it close enough and try to make sense of it.

Participatory archive

In comparison to library contexts, user perspective and user studies have received noticeably little practical attention in archives and in the context of management of archival materials and archival information. I am addressing some of theissues of communication and user participation in archival contexts in an article published yesterday in Archival Science.

Seeking for information (use)

I have been participating in Information seeking in context (ISIC) 2008 since yesterday morning. The different papers by the nicely small and compact community of researchers interested in information behaviour have been very insightful in their analysis of different aspects of information seeking and use.

How about information creation in information literacy discussion?

Even though the English language concept literacy is about mastering both reading and writing, much of the debate on information literacy has focused on the reading, i.e. receptive use of information resources. The role of information creation as an equally essential skill has been largely omitted.

Creating knowledge in various (digital) environments

After arriving from Lund last evening I have been participating in the Creating Knowledge V conference in Åbo. There has been several interesting presentations resonating closely with my ongoing projects. Annemaree Lloyd talked about her studies on information practices in workplace contexts, and highlighted several interesting aspects, which I have been looking at while studying information work in different contexts.

Avajaiset EduFinlandissa

Second Lifeen on perustettu suomalaisten toimijoiden yhteinen EduFinland-saari (SLurl: EduFinland/84/140/25). Suomen eOppimiskeskus perusti saaren yhteistyökumppaniensa kanssa. Saaren toimijat tarjoavat tilaisuuden tutustua virtuaalimaailmaan opastetusti. Nyt saarella on meneillään vilkasta rakennustoimintaa. Opetus-, tutkimustoiminta ja muu toiminta saarella käynnistyy varsinaisesti vasta syksyllä. EduFinland-alueelta suomalaiset oppilaitokset ja yleishyödylliset organisaatiot voivat hankkia maata opetus- ja tutkimustarkoitukseen.

Arkivveckan 2008 in Göteborg

Arkivveckan 2008

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Archaeology and Archaeological Information in the Digital Society shows how the digitization of archaeological information, tools and workflows, and their interplay with both old and new non-digital practices throughout the archaeological information process, affect the outcomes of archaeological work, and in the end, our general understanding of the human past.

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Taking Health Information Behaviour into Account: implications of a neglected element for success- ful implementation of consumer health technologies on older adults (HIBA) is an Academy of Finland funded research project at Åbo Akademi University.

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Sheds new light on the potential of extra-academic knowledge-making as a contribution in formations of knowledge throughout society, explores extra-academic knowledge as a useful resource in academy, policy development, evidence based practices, and innovation, and focuses on the informational dimensions, stemming from and grounded in an informationscience perspective, which provides the means to address practical information-related issues throughout knowledge-making processes.

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