Promoting Academic Reading with Web 2.0<br />Emma Thompson<br />Nick Bunyan <br />
Context<br /><ul><li> First semester, first year undergraduate   module in e-business (30 students)
 Students not reading academic resources
 Students have a dependence on free   sources of information (Google, Wikipedia!)
 Low module grades</li></li></ul><li>What we did<br /><ul><li>  Seminar – Information Literacy
  Seminar – How to approach academic reading
  Hands on Workshop
  Introduction of the H2O Playlist tool</li></li></ul><li>What the students did<br /><ul><li>  Reading for the assignment
  creation of assessed Playlist
  written assignment
 and.. continued use of H2O beyond this</li></li></ul><li>H2O Playlist<br />http://h2obeta.law.harvard.edu/<br />“a shared...
Student playlist<br />
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Emma Thompson: Promoting reading and information literacy skills with first year management school students

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  2. 2. Promoting Academic Reading with Web 2.0<br />Emma Thompson<br />Nick Bunyan <br />
  3. 3. Context<br /><ul><li> First semester, first year undergraduate module in e-business (30 students)
  4. 4. Students not reading academic resources
  5. 5. Students have a dependence on free sources of information (Google, Wikipedia!)
  6. 6. Low module grades</li></li></ul><li>What we did<br /><ul><li> Seminar – Information Literacy
  7. 7. Seminar – How to approach academic reading
  8. 8. Hands on Workshop
  9. 9. Introduction of the H2O Playlist tool</li></li></ul><li>What the students did<br /><ul><li> Reading for the assignment
  10. 10. creation of assessed Playlist
  11. 11. written assignment
  12. 12. and.. continued use of H2O beyond this</li></li></ul><li>H2O Playlist<br />http://h2obeta.law.harvard.edu/<br />“a shared list of readings and other content about a topic of intellectual interest”<br />
  13. 13. Student playlist<br />
  14. 14. Tutor comments<br />
  15. 15. Analysis of each article found<br />
  16. 16. Marks Comparison<br />
  17. 17. Discussion<br /><ul><li>Our findings are inline with similar research in the UK(JISC student expectations of e-learning, Google Generation report etc.)
  18. 18. Good IT literacy - poor information literacy
  19. 19. Students need tutor guidance in the selection of software to use in Higher Education</li></li></ul><li>Next Steps – future research<br /><ul><li> Stepping stone to using other referencing software (RefWorks, Endnote)
  20. 20. Research other social bookmarking Tools? (E.g. Connotea, Blackboard Scholar)
  21. 21. Application in other subjects?
  22. 22. Longitudinal study – impact on rest of the degree/ lifelong learning? </li></li></ul><li>Any Questions?<br />emma.thompson@liv.ac.uk<br />nbunyan@liv.ac.uk<br />

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