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Negotiating the role of sources: educators' conceptions of credibility in participatory media
Abstract Participatory media are commonly used in tParticipatory media are commonly used in today's society for a variety of purposes. The credibility associated with these media is sometimes contested, and their acceptance into school practices has been debated. Focus group interviews with teachers and librarians in upper secondary schools in Sweden are used to investigate conceptions and experiences of activities involving the critical evaluation of participatory media, with a particular focus on Wikipedia. Three themes are addressed. The first concerns how the teaching of the critical evaluation of sources is organized and comanaged between teachers and librarians. The second describes educators' experiences of print versus digital media, and their worry because students have problems negotiating the information architecture of print media. The third theme deals with conceptions of the credibility of Wikipedia. Four conceptions of credibility are identified: credibility is associated with the control and stability of a source; it is considered to be strengthened when several sources support a claim; it is viewed as situational and partial, rather than absolute; and it is associated with a multiplicity of voices and democratic forms of production. These findings may be used to inform educational activities around credibility and authority in schools by raising self-awareness among educators of various ways to talk about the credibility of sources with both colleagues and students.sources with both colleagues and students.
Added by wikilit team No  +
Data source Interview responses  +
Doi Http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lisr.2011.12.004 +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Negotiating%2Bthe%2BRole%2Bof%2BSources%3A%2BEducators%27%2BConceptions%2Bof%2BCredibility%2Bin%2BParticipatory%2BMedia%22  +
Has author Helena Francke + , Olof Sundin +
Has domain Education + , Library science +
Has topic Reader perceptions of credibility +
Issue 3  +
Pages 169–175  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Journal article  +
Published in Library & Information Science Research +
Research design Other  +
Revid 10,881  +
Title Negotiating the Role of Sources: Educators' Conceptions of Credibility in Participatory Media
Url http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0740818812000370  +
Volume 34  +
Year 2012  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 8 June 2012 05:50:17  +
Categories Publications with missing research questions  + , Reader perceptions of credibility  + , Education  + , Library science  + , Publications with missing theory type  + , Publications with missing Wikipedia coverage  + , Publications with missing theories  + , Publications with the missing collected data time dimension  + , Publications with missing unit of analysis  + , Publications with missing wikipedia data extraction  + , Publications with missing Wikipedia page type  + , Publications with missing Wikipedia language  + , Publications with missing conclusion  + , Publications with missing comments  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:30:04  +
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