iSchool PhD candidate and Technology & Social Change Group's (TASCHA) Sheryl 
Day<> will be presenting at an iSchool 
Research Conversation about our Mobile Information 
Literacy<> work in 

* When: Monday, May 16, 2016
* Time: 12:30-1:20pm (lunch served at 12pm)
* Where: UW, Bloedel Hall 070 (lower-level) or online:

Towards a Mobile Information Literacy Framework: The Case of Myanmar

Myanmar is a country that is emerging from decades under military rule. While 
other societies have had over 20 years to adjust to the advent of the 
Information Age through access to the internet and Information Communication 
Technologies (ICTs), Myanmar has had to manage these significant advancements 
in a span of just 2-3 years. One of our early findings, that Facebook was the 
Internet in most people's understanding, represents the kinds of challenges 
faced in Myanmar. This situation coupled with the severe limitations on 
academic and other institutions in Myanmar under an "Access Denied" culture 
presented unique complexities in addressing issues of information literacy in 
general. In this presentation, I will discuss the development process of the 
MIL, a Mobile Information Literacy Curriculum, from concept to creation, pilot, 
and finally implementation. I will describe the background and literature that 
informed our process particularly the EU DIGCOMP framework, the needs and 
requirements we analyzed in the Myanmar context, the settings and stakeholders 
particularly the notion of libraries in Myanmar, the deployment of the MIL 
through libraries and librarians in Myanmar, and our initial findings from this 
project towards a Mobile Information Literacy Framework.

About Sheryl:

Sheryl A. Day is a PhD Candidate at the UW iSchool, a Researcher in the 
Indigenous Information Research Group (IIRG), and a Research Assistant for the 
Technology and Social Change Group (TASCHA). Her PhD dissertation is focused at 
the intersection of language policy as information policy, flows of 
information, and Indigenous Knowledge Systems. Her work on a collaborative 
project with TASCHA and the Jackson School of International Studies (JSIS) 
called Information for Societies in Transition (ISST) includes the development 
of two curricula: 1) The Information Strategies Curriculum (ISC) launched in 
2014, and 2) The Mobile Information Literacy Curriculum (MIL) and Teaching 
Guide launched in 2015. Both curricula are available for download, use, and 
adaptation in other contexts on the TASCHA website under the Creative Commons 

Melody Clark
Communications Specialist
Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA)
University of Washington Information School<> | 206.303.7910
Twitter: @taschagroup<> | 

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