ETL512 – Professional Placement Module 4

What is reflective practice? Moon (1991) defined reflective practice as an active, action-based and ethical set of skills, that enable one to reflect on their actions and practices, and in-turn shape future practice . Timperley, Wiseman and Fung (2003)  identify that reflective practice, for teachers, sees them continually updating and expanding their professional knowledge base […]

ETL512 – Professional Placement Module 3

Supervision during your Placement Activity: Reflections on the article – Khan, A. & Qayyum, A. (2019). Investigating the elements of supervision in library and information science practicums: a systematic literature review, Information Research 24 (3). Notes: Experiential learning – fieldwork, internship, practicum, work-integrated learning. It is the supervisor who makes the practicum experience more productive for their […]

ETL512 – Professional Placement Module 2

Activity: Review yourself against ALIA’s Foundation Knowledge, Skills and Attributes relevant to Information Professionals working in Archives, Libraries and Records Management. AILA My aligned skills prior to placement Knowledge of the broad context of the information environment.  The purposes and characteristics of information architecture, organisation and access. Processes and practices relating to information management. Information sources, services […]

ETL512 – Professional Study Module 2

What is the importance of the information sector in today’s world? Let’s first unpack information technology (IT) to understand the contributions of the information sector. IT is the study and application of digital devices or communications that enable us to store, retrieve, analyse, manipulate, transmit, and catalogue information. It involves both hardware and software that […]

ETL512 – Professional Study Module 1

In Module 1, we were asked to explore a range of information agencies available in previous study visits at CSU, and how these agencies interacted with their users, specialists, and wider community; what kinds of information these agencies provide/provided; and how these agencies correlated with our studies at CSU (in particular theories, models and practices). […]

Module 7 – 2020 Reading cultures

Do we need a reality check on future directions? Discuss the major findings of this research. How will this influence your school/tertiary organisation? O’Connell et al. (2015), commented that “technology has outpaced both fundamental conceptual understanding, and research” and that school libraries are struggling to harness this technology productively (p. 197 & 205); meaning that much […]

Module 7 – Digital Storytelling

Reflecting on your experience of creating a digital story, discuss what you have learnt about what digital storytelling is and what it is not. Through the readings across INF533 and my creation of the digital narrative, Sticking Around, I have come to understand the following about digital storytelling (DS): DS is more than the act […]

Assessment 4: Part B – Digital Story Telling Project

Sticking Around – Interactive picture poetry   Contributors: Michaela Harris (nee Crook) – page author, primary contributor. Nay Allen Brad Crook Mary-Ellen Quirk Jason Slack Cover image:  ‘Red Wall’, from @Stick_It_Around on Instagram, created by MJ Harris. Background audio: ‘Linne’ (Unknown artist) Royalty free from Epidemic Sound. Silhouette images: All images were sourced through, with the exception of: Eyes eyebrows black […]

Module 6 – Fair Use vs. Fair Dealing.

What are some differences between Fair Use (US copyright law) and Fair Dealing (Australian copyright law)? Unlike Australia’s Fair Dealing copyright law, the US Fair Use law is distinguishable by its lack of prescribed categories of use and instead uses four factors of statutory fairness; these factors must be balanced to determine the use of […]