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7-12-2020 9:10 AM

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7-12-2020 10:00 AM

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Our team of teaching librarians co-created this lesson as part of Champlain College’s Core 103 course, Navigating Your Information Landscape. Core is Champlain’s version of general education. Core’s four-year curriculum is interdisciplinary education with a focus on critical thinking, collaborative skills, and learning by doing. We will deliver the lesson to all Champlain College first-year students next semester via an online Canvas module. Students will engage with the lesson asynchronously. Librarians will interact with the students throughout their participation in the module.

Our Canvas instructional module focuses specifically on evaluation with an emphasis on the impact of the positionality of the information seeker as well as the content and creation process of the information products themselves in information evaluation. This module emphasizes that information evaluation is more than the binary of fake/real or trustworthy/untrustworthy, takes time, practice, and reflective action, and is part of navigating your information landscape. We introduce a framework for evaluation and have students apply these practices with real information objects. In addition to the module, our teaching librarian team is creating a slate of online, asynchronous, interactive library instruction options that walk students through a variety of research methods. Topics include navigating specific databases that are relevant to research required in the course, introduction to some evaluative frameworks, and how to read a scholarly article. Some of the online platforms we will utilize for this research slate are Sidecar side-by-side tutorials, LibGuides, and videos. Course instructors can integrate their selections of these options into their courses.

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Evaluation Beyond the Binary: Information Literacy for CORE 103

Our team of teaching librarians co-created this lesson as part of Champlain College’s Core 103 course, Navigating Your Information Landscape. Core is Champlain’s version of general education. Core’s four-year curriculum is interdisciplinary education with a focus on critical thinking, collaborative skills, and learning by doing. We will deliver the lesson to all Champlain College first-year students next semester via an online Canvas module. Students will engage with the lesson asynchronously. Librarians will interact with the students throughout their participation in the module.

Our Canvas instructional module focuses specifically on evaluation with an emphasis on the impact of the positionality of the information seeker as well as the content and creation process of the information products themselves in information evaluation. This module emphasizes that information evaluation is more than the binary of fake/real or trustworthy/untrustworthy, takes time, practice, and reflective action, and is part of navigating your information landscape. We introduce a framework for evaluation and have students apply these practices with real information objects. In addition to the module, our teaching librarian team is creating a slate of online, asynchronous, interactive library instruction options that walk students through a variety of research methods. Topics include navigating specific databases that are relevant to research required in the course, introduction to some evaluative frameworks, and how to read a scholarly article. Some of the online platforms we will utilize for this research slate are Sidecar side-by-side tutorials, LibGuides, and videos. Course instructors can integrate their selections of these options into their courses.

 

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