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Lesson Demonstration

Start Date

7-12-2020 11:15 AM

End Date

7-12-2020 12:00 PM

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We created this Types of Sources module as one of four library modules for all sections of First Year Writing this fall. It is an asynchronous, online module delivered through Canvas, our institution’s learning management system, and consists of some reading, two short videos, and three discussion-board-based activities. The first activity, at the very beginning of the lesson, is intended to get students to start thinking about the characteristics of different types of sources. In the activity, students pick a type of resource (e.g. podcasts, scholarly journal articles, social media, etc.) from a list, answer some questions about it, and then comment on classmates’ posts. The second activity functions as a check-in partway through the module, asking students to identify two provided articles as either popular or scholarly. The final activity has students apply what they’ve learned—they do an initial search to find one source on their topic, and identify it as popular or scholarly. As librarians, we then comment on students’ posts to provide feedback.

Find the Canvas Module in the Canvas Creative Commons.

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Types of Sources: Online Module for First Year Writing

We created this Types of Sources module as one of four library modules for all sections of First Year Writing this fall. It is an asynchronous, online module delivered through Canvas, our institution’s learning management system, and consists of some reading, two short videos, and three discussion-board-based activities. The first activity, at the very beginning of the lesson, is intended to get students to start thinking about the characteristics of different types of sources. In the activity, students pick a type of resource (e.g. podcasts, scholarly journal articles, social media, etc.) from a list, answer some questions about it, and then comment on classmates’ posts. The second activity functions as a check-in partway through the module, asking students to identify two provided articles as either popular or scholarly. The final activity has students apply what they’ve learned—they do an initial search to find one source on their topic, and identify it as popular or scholarly. As librarians, we then comment on students’ posts to provide feedback.

Find the Canvas Module in the Canvas Creative Commons.

 

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