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 <ul><li>“ I am such a techie. I have a three-terabyte hard drive!” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I ca...
Google Experience vs. Library Experience Bell, Steven, and John D. Shank. “Intentional Design: How Librarians Use Critical...
Challenges <ul><ul><li>Wildly varying levels of expertise among students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital divide  </li><...
What is information literacy? <ul><li>Simply put, information literacy is the study of information: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Meeting the Challenge Oregon Librarians <ul><li>  </li></ul>
Partner with the Library <ul><ul><li>We collaborate to combine information literacy instruction. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
Today’s “Lightning Talks” <ul><ul><li>Library toolkit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CLIP tutorials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
Panel Discussion <ul><li>We’ll wrap up with a discussion of problems with student assignments. </li></ul><ul><li>Text copi...
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  • How many minutes has it been since you Googled? The Net is becoming the universal medium, and Google the universal search tool. Students have built their skills on Google. Many of us who used an older skill set are now using only Google to find things. Students haven&apos;t been trained on sophisticated search techniques. They need training even to use Google well, let alone academic databases.
  • There are several models of IL. I’ve boiled it down to the basics here. To be complete, we must consider that in the age of the Internet, we need to add a technical component because of the way we access and use information. Social and ethical implications are also drastically impacted by the Internet.
  • Beyond Google Getting Better Assignments Intro

    1. 1. Beyond Google: Getting Better Assignments Lane Community College Library Source: http://www.wordle.net/
    2. 2. Why do we need information literacy instruction? One word:
    3. 3. The Word: Information Literacy <ul><li>“ I am such a techie. I have a three-terabyte hard drive!” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I can type 90 words a minute.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I am an excellent researcher.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Citations are no problem.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I got through college without ever setting foot in the library.” </li></ul><ul><li>Two terabytes of iTunes. </li></ul><ul><li>thx u r hot 2 </li></ul><ul><li>I use Google AND Wikipedia. </li></ul><ul><li>I always pay my parking tickets. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you want fries with that? </li></ul>
    4. 4. 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
    5. 5. Challenges <ul><ul><li>Wildly varying levels of expertise among students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital divide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students' only experience of Web 2.0 may be Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ease of finding & copying leads to plagiarism plague </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library content is ignored in favor of Web content </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. What is information literacy? <ul><li>Simply put, information literacy is the study of information: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>what it is </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>where it comes from </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how to acquire it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how to evaluate it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how to use it effectively and ethically </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Two Points: </li></ul><ul><li>We’re not interested in jargon </li></ul><ul><li>You already teach information literacy. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Meeting the Challenge Oregon Librarians <ul><li>  </li></ul>
    8. 8. Partner with the Library <ul><ul><li>We collaborate to combine information literacy instruction. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We provide tools for online instruction. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We help students dig into new resources. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We find great stuff you can use. </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Today’s “Lightning Talks” <ul><ul><li>Library toolkit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CLIP tutorials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pedagogical challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Scholar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Topic mapping </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Panel Discussion <ul><li>We’ll wrap up with a discussion of problems with student assignments. </li></ul><ul><li>Text copied from Wikipedia? </li></ul><ul><li>Students not finding credible resources? </li></ul><ul><li>Trouble focusing research process? </li></ul>
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