Please watch the video below before answering the quiz questions. It gives an introduction to this week's framework: Authority is Constructed & Contextual.
Teaching information literacy reframed: 50+ framework-based exercises for creating information-literate learners
Please watch the video below and answer the questions after. It gives an introduction to this week's framework: Authority is Constructed & Contextual.
Please work through the tutorial below and then answer the quiz questions.
Please watch the video, complete the worksheet and answer the questions in the quiz below.
Please download and complete the worksheet before answering the questions below. You don't have to turn in a copy of the worksheet, it is to help you answer the questions in the quiz.
Please watch the video below and then complete the activity.
There are three sections of the activity, be sure to complete all three to receive full credit.
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Adapted from McAdoo, M. L. (2015). The student’s survival guide to research. Chicago: Neal-Schuman
Credentials That Confer Authority
Who is an authority? How do you know? What is it that makes a person an authority? Are there different standards of authority for different subjects? How does one get to be an authority on a subject? How much authority do you need?
When you have a research questions, you want to find an answer that is both accurate and reliable. One wasy to ensure that the information you select is accurate and reliable is to get that information from someone who is an authority on that subject. But what makes a person an authority?
Here are some criteria:
Education or Training:
Adapted from Burkhardt, J. (2016). Teaching information literacy reframed: 50+ framework-based exercises for creating information-literate learners. Chicago: Neal-Schuman.
You will need to login to our Blackboard class to participate in our class discussion. Please answer the question posted and interact with other students' or instructors' posts to receive credit.
This week's discussion question:
Question: How will the skill of being able to evaluate information resources change the different types of research you do? Please give an example related to school work and one related to your life outside of school.
Reliability of information sources is not something that you can take for granted or assume has already been done for you.
The important thing to remember when evaluating resources is that you should learn to examine the evidence and determine the purpose of the information before using it.
Please complete the post-test over Authority is Constructed & Contextual below.