Why You Won’t Have JSTOR When You Graduate and What You Can Do About It

Submitted by Sarah Crissinger on February 23rd, 2017
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Short Description: 

These materials support a workshop for seniors on losing access to information after graduation. After a short lecture on why information costs money, we used each exercise, which focus on students making their work open, to encourage students to think critically about how their information sharing decisions impact others. We used three types of exercises--academic, creative, and work/corporate--to acknowledge that students are creators of multiple kinds of information.

Learning Outcomes: 

Students will be able to articulate how their own decisions impact others' ability to access information in order to make more intentional sharing choices with their information output

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Course Context (e.g. how it was implemented or integrated): 

We were given a one hour slot during our university's annual Senior Summit. We had to collaborate with our Center for Career Development to do this.

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Suggested Citation: 
Crissinger, Sarah. "Why You Won’t Have JSTOR When You Graduate and What You Can Do About It." CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments), 2017.