Beyond Google Getting Better Assignments IntroPresentation Transcript
Beyond Google: Getting Better Assignments Lane Community College Library Source: http://www.wordle.net/
Why do we need information literacy instruction? One word:
The Word: Information Literacy
“ I am such a techie. I have a three-terabyte hard drive!”
“ I can type 90 words a minute.”
“ I am an excellent researcher.”
“ Citations are no problem.”
“ I got through college without ever setting foot in the library.”
Two terabytes of iTunes.
thx u r hot 2
I use Google AND Wikipedia.
I always pay my parking tickets.
Do you want fries with that?
Google Experience vs. Library Experience Bell, Steven, and John D. Shank. “Intentional Design: How Librarians Use Critical Thinking to Enhance Library Services.” http://blendedlibrarian.org/presentations/cla08presentation.pdf
Wildly varying levels of expertise among students
Students' only experience of Web 2.0 may be Facebook
Ease of finding & copying leads to plagiarism plague
Library content is ignored in favor of Web content
What is information literacy?
Simply put, information literacy is the study of information:
what it is
where it comes from
how to acquire it
how to evaluate it
how to use it effectively and ethically
We’re not interested in jargon
You already teach information literacy.
Meeting the Challenge Oregon Librarians
Partner with the Library
We collaborate to combine information literacy instruction.
We provide tools for online instruction.
We help students dig into new resources.
We find great stuff you can use.
Today’s “Lightning Talks”
We’ll wrap up with a discussion of problems with student assignments.