English

Assignment

This assignment is meant to illustrate the differences between scholarly and popular information sources by presenting students with information on the topic of "fracking" from four different resources: a scholarly article, a magazine, a newspaper and a website. It introduces the idea that information can be presented in different formats depending on the context and information need.

Teaching Resource

Information literacy resources for curriculum development are browsable by discipline, goal, and/or level.

Assignment

This assignment asks students to compare and contrast a Wikipedia article and an article from a subject specific Encyclopedia owned by the library. It asks the students to evaluate each resource by assessing its Relevance, Authority, Date, Accuracy and Rationale. Evaluation using these five criteria is known as the RADAR framework. Although the wikipedia article in this assignment is from biology, it can be switched out for any discipline.

Teaching Resource

Teaching Resource

Writing Commons  is an open education resource that helps students improve their writing, critical thinking, and information literacy. Founded in 2008 by Joseph M.

Teaching Resource

MERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community.

Teaching Resource

Jorum is the UK’s largest repository for discovering and sharing Open Educational Resources for higher and further education and the Skills sector.

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