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Voyage across a Constellation of Information

Information Literacy in Interest-Driven Learning Communities

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Crystle Martin

What do orcs, elves, and information literacy have to do with each others? Find out in Voyage across a Constellation of Information as we take an in-depth look at information literacy practices (how people find, evaluate, and use information) in the massively multiplayer online game World of Warcraft and its online community. This book teases out real-world information literacy practices by following players as they solve their information needs through collective activity, relying on and building a set of individual and collective practices within the online community. Voyage across a Constellation of Information offers educators, information professionals, and researchers an opportunity to get an inside look at the new practices of digital spaces, and lays the groundwork for inclusion of these practices into 21st-century education.
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Contents

Contents

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Acknowledgments

Chapter One. The Affinity Space as an Information Source: The Constellation of Information

Chapter Two. Information Literacy: A Mechanism for Charting the Constellation

Information Literacy

Issues in Information Literacy Research

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