A Framework for the Research Process

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A Framework for the Research Process

  1. 1. A Framework for the Research Process: Using Web 2.0 Technologies in the Media Center Melissa Corey, MLS June 2009
  2. 2. Possible Framework • INSTRUCTION • RESOURCES – Information Literacy – Databases Instruction – Google Scholar • TOOLS – Google Books – Ning – General Websites – NetVibes – News sites – Blogs/Wikis – Blogs/Wikis – SlideShare Presentations – Etc. – Firefox with • Delicious, Zotero, RSS Readers
  3. 3. A student needs to conduct research. First, they can visit the media center’s Ning.
  4. 4. Next, they can navigate to their group page to view tools and resources.
  5. 5. From this page, they can view discussions and follow links to library- and subject-oriented resources.
  6. 6. Information literacy instructional materials can be linked from here as a refresher for students.
  7. 7. NetVibes can be used to build a pathfinder for each class, subject, or topic.
  8. 8. The NetVibes “Search” tab is a great place to aggregate resources with direct searching capability.
  9. 9. Students are linked with not only web resources but also library resources, such as databases.
  10. 10. Students can search a database, subscribe to an RSS feed for their search terms, and bookmark results using Delicious or Zotero, all in Firefox.
  11. 11. This is just one example of what is possible within our Instruction, Tools, Resources framework. Each element can be adjusted to suit the needs of individual classes, students, and teachers.

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