The State University of New York
Metaliteracy: Empowering Yourself in a Connected World
The State University of New York

Metaliteracy: Empowering Yourself in a Connected World

Taught in English

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Kelsey O'Brien
Dr. Michele Forte
Dr. Thomas P. Mackey

Instructors: Kelsey O'Brien


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No prior experience required
4 hours to complete
3 weeks at 1 hour a week
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There are 4 modules in this course

This first week defines metaliteracy and explains what it means to be a metaliterate learner in today’s connected world. We describe the four learning domains of metaliteracy and explore the roles of the metaliterate learner. We also interview an expert who defines metacognition, one of the key aspects of metaliteracy.

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3 videos3 readings1 discussion prompt

Metaliteracy promotes the production and distribution of digital information. This week explores intellectual property and information ethics. Since metaliteracy encourages the creation of new information and repurposing of open content, we need to examine the ethical dimension of this work. We will define copyright and then examine Creative Commons as a connected community that provides resources to support the ethical production and sharing of information.

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3 videos2 readings1 quiz2 discussion prompts

This week we will explore the different ways in which we create and share information. Metaliteracy supports the ethical and creative production of information in a connected world. Digital storytelling is one of the powerful forms of information creation. We introduce digital storytelling and provide a compelling example.

What's included

2 videos1 reading1 discussion prompt

During this last week, we ask you to examine what you have learned about metaliteracy. Now you have a chance to share the knowledge you gained about metaliteracy with each other. You will create a digital artifact or story of your choosing that will address one key aspect of metaliteracy. Be creative and have fun with this project!

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1 video1 peer review


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4.4 (11 ratings)
Kelsey O'Brien
The State University of New York
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