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Instructional Inspirations: Issue # 1 April 2009

This guide identifies a variety of activities, online tools, web 2.0 technologies and videos to enhance information literacy instruction.

April 2009

APRIL 2009

Title: Hoax? Scholarly research? Personal opinion? You decide
Authors: Esther Grassian and Diane Zwemer, UCLA

Summary: In this activity students work in groups to evaluate a set of websites based on authority/accuracy and advocacy/objectivity. Groups then report out to the class. This activity was submitted to MERLOT.

Available at:  http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/college/11605_12006.cfm

 

Title: Is it plagiarism?

Authors:  Writing Center, University of Maine Farmington

Summary: Is it Plagiarism? is an online quiz that is part of a larger tutorial.  Each quiz question is based on a real life scenario and is accompanied by an explanation of why the given scenario is or isn’t plagiarism. This quiz was submitted to LOEX.

Available at: http://library.umf.maine.edu/plagiarism/is_it.html

 

 Title: Pair/Square/Share

Authors: Christine Moore and Sylvia Frost, Glendale Community College

Summary: In this activity, students get into groups of 2-3 and choose a pro-con topic. Groups then evaluate one of three databases (CQ Researcher, Issues and Controversies, or Opposing Viewpoints) in light of their chosen topic.  In the next phase, groups meet with other pairs who have evaluated the same database and continue discussing the features and advantages. Volunteers from each group present at the instructor’s station.

Available at: http://elluminate.riosalado.edu/play_recording.html?recordingId=1225743606606_1227630607473, a recorded Elluminate session “Shake Up Your One Shot” conducted on November 25, 2008.