Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Metaliteracy, Megaliteracy and Information Literacy!

Last week our local colleges and universities held a conference around METALITERACY.   Transliteracy has a partner--metaliteracy.  Reaction panel member, Richard Fogarty (History, University at Albany) shared that meta means "larger" or what comes after, and that is where our conversation finds us.  After years of talking about "transliteracy," the literacy ecosystem has evolved to metaliteracy.   This is a large habitat that is not endangered. As an afternoon reaction panel member, I had the opportunity of sharing the K-12 College and Career Readiness piece of this conversation.  Whether we are working in the K-12 environment or higher education, we are all in the same boat.  The learners of the 21st Century are not those of the 1960's and our pedagogy must include adaptations.   

I created this infographic to summarize the day's conversation and encourage educators at all levels to understand this paradigm shift.  If you need to know more, follow the links on the infographic to Metaliteracy.org  or create your own local PLC to uncover and discover what this is all about and embrace this in your information literacy instruction. 


  1. Paige - Which infographic did you use to create this? I would be interested in knowing.

    Thanks so much.


  2. This chart was created via Piktochart.com (Pro license template...) I found http://www.easel.ly/ and Piktochart are the most user-friendly.... Enjoy!

  3. Paige, Just wanted to tell you how much I appreciated your visual curation of the SUNY conversation .

    1. Here's what I wrote (it didn't come thru in my first reply):