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    1. 1. Beyond Google & More, Better, Faster Breanna Weston March 18, 2008 Library and Media Services www.wou.edu/~westonb/presentations www.slideshare.net/westonb
    2. 2. Beyond Google: Improving Students’ Research and Information Gathering Techniques <ul><li>Why Information Literacy? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Institutional Aspiration for Learning –WOU </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Required for accreditation by NWCCU </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General skill </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Smog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What is it? “Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to ‘recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.’” (IL Comp Standard for Higher Ed-ACRL) </li></ul>
    3. 3. Creating Life Long Learners <ul><li>Know </li></ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate </li></ul><ul><li>Use </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics </li></ul>http://www.platowa.com/images/Not_yet.jpg ACRL – IL Comp Standards for Higher Ed
    4. 4. Know <ul><li>Articulates </li></ul><ul><li>Identifies </li></ul><ul><li>Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Reevaluates </li></ul>Initial thesis statement development. News article vs. original research Create a timeline of research including possible sources. Thesis Statement Planning Publication Process Explaining
    5. 5. Access <ul><li>Select </li></ul><ul><li>Search </li></ul><ul><li>Retrieves </li></ul><ul><li>Refines </li></ul><ul><li>Manage </li></ul>Information Retreival Systems Search Strategies Finding Resource Comparison of search engines. (Google, Academic Search Premier, PsychINFO) Require variety of sources. Track searches.
    6. 6. Evaluate <ul><li>Summarizes </li></ul><ul><li>Applies </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesize </li></ul><ul><li>Integrates </li></ul><ul><li>Impact </li></ul><ul><li>Validation </li></ul><ul><li>Revision </li></ul>Main Points Evaluate Construct new concepts Discussion Compare sources Annotated bibliographies Create a forum/blog posts – require postings.
    7. 7. Use <ul><li>Applies </li></ul><ul><li>Revises </li></ul><ul><li>Communicates </li></ul>Producing product Revising Sharing Product – paper, video, podcast, wiki Presentation of product Allow revisions
    8. 8. Ethics <ul><li>Understands </li></ul><ul><li>Follows </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledges </li></ul>Plagiarism/Works Cited Copyright Privacy/Security Netiquette Censorship/ Freedom of Speech Paraphrasing lessons Practice good ethics Works cited More integrated approach.
    9. 9. <ul><li>Applies </li></ul><ul><li>Revises </li></ul><ul><li>Communicates </li></ul><ul><li>Articulates </li></ul><ul><li>Identifies </li></ul><ul><li>Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Reevaluates </li></ul><ul><li>Select </li></ul><ul><li>Search </li></ul><ul><li>Retrieves </li></ul><ul><li>Refines </li></ul><ul><li>Manage </li></ul><ul><li>Summarizes </li></ul><ul><li>Applies </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesize </li></ul><ul><li>Integrates </li></ul><ul><li>Impact </li></ul><ul><li>Validation </li></ul><ul><li>Revision </li></ul><ul><li>Understands </li></ul><ul><li>Follows </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledges </li></ul>KNOW ACCESS USE EVALUATE ETHICS Revision Purposeful Aware Thinking
    10. 10. Designing IL Assignments <ul><li>Changing resources in Library </li></ul><ul><li>Use reserves (Mob Scene) </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Assume limited knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Try assignments </li></ul>WOU, Hardesty
    11. 11. Designing IL Assignments II <ul><li>In context, always better </li></ul><ul><li>Post assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Clarify sources (what does online mean?) </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate technology </li></ul><ul><li>Break down assignments </li></ul>WOU, Hardesty
    12. 12. Sources <ul><li>ACRL - IL Competency Standard for Higher Ed </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional Aspirations for Learning </li></ul><ul><li>NWCCU </li></ul><ul><li>Information R/evolution – Michael Wesch </li></ul><ul><li>WOU Library Instruction Tips for better library/research assignments </li></ul><ul><li>The Role of the Library in the First College Year – Chapeter 8 Strategies for Designing Assignments to Support Information Literacy Initiatives Larry l. Hardesty </li></ul>
    13. 13. More, Better, Faster: Harnessing new technologies to save time, organize your research, and improve your teaching. What is Web 2.0? Tim O’Reilly
    14. 14. RSS <ul><li>What is RSS? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Real Simple Syndication – “format used to publish frequently updated content” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What is an RSS reader? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Also called feed reader or aggregator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software to read RSS content </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why is it cool? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows you to subscribe to multiple feeds, and the reader automatically checks for updates. Check out my post to see the amazing things you can do with RSS content. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What uses RSS? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>News </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Convert html to RSS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time Saver </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to share </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Richer courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep in touch </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bloglines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Reader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other Software </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. BLOGS <ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meredith Farkas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Michael Wesch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library and Media Services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blog Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogger </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bloglines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WordPress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WOU Blog Server </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What is a Blog? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Software interface -RSS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Updated frequently, sorted by chronology of posts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informal – subjects range </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to have comments, archives, blogrolls, feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why Blog? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional online presence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarly Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn new things </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflection of thoughts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom Management </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Social Bookmarking <ul><li>What is Social Bookmarking? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Storing, organizing, sharing, managing bookmarks on the internet. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Del.icio.us </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Furl </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>StumbleUpon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reddit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only2clicks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make important resources available to students/colleagues instantly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share/learn about resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insert into Course Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bookmarks available anywhere and in one place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Put in multiple locations easily </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Example </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Del.icio.us </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Wikis <ul><li>What is a Wiki? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Software that makes it easy to create, edit, and remove webpages. Often used for collaborative projects and have archives of all the versions. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why Wiki? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easier than creating a website. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Uses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Class/Group projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wiki Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PBWiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WOU Wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WetPaint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eXpresso </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>slideaware </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>wikiHow </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. IM & Virtual Meetings <ul><li>Why IM/Virtual Meeting? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Convenience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick/easy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Office hours </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AIM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meebo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twiddla </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Example </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WOU Library </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What is IM? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Real time communication via text on the internet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What is a Virtual Meeting? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Real time communication on the internet with audio, video, chat, and/or resource sharing (ex. Powerpoint). </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Other Emerging Technologies <ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MySpace </li></ul></ul><ul><li>P/Vod/Screencasting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slideshare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gabcast </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Media Sharing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gateways </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PageFlakes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only2Clicks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Citations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BibSonomy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CiteULike </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Virtual Worlds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Second Life </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Firefox Add-ons </li></ul>
    20. 20. Tips/Tricks <ul><li>It is overwhelming </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t need one of everything </li></ul><ul><li>Think about needs – then determine technology </li></ul><ul><li>If you need help – ASK! </li></ul><ul><li>Think creatively (wiki as a calendar) </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t need to know how to use it to let your students use it </li></ul><ul><li>Learn basics of html and css </li></ul>
    21. 21. Sources <ul><li>What is Web 2.0? – Tim O’Reilly </li></ul><ul><li>Web Trend Map 2008 Beta – Information Architects </li></ul><ul><li>List of Social Software - Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to Blogging – WordPress </li></ul><ul><li>Weblog Software – Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>List of Feed Aggregators – Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>14 “Other” Ways to Use RSS Feeds – makeuseof.com </li></ul><ul><li>10 Smart Hacks for Google Reader – Lifehack </li></ul><ul><li>What is a Wiki? (And how to use one for your projects) – O’Reilly Network </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki - Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>List of Wikis – Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking – Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>List of Social Bookmarking Sites – WIkipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Software for Virtual Teams – ReadWriteWeb </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Messaging - Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>7 Things You Should Know About – Educause </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IM </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Getting Caught Up With – Camila Gabaldon </li></ul>

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