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Dark Patterns: Surveillance Capitalism and Business Ethics

This workshop engages participants in exploring corporate data collection, personal profiling, deceptive design, and data brokerage practices. Workshop content is contextualized with the theoretical frameworks of panoptic sort (Gandy), surveillance capitalism (Zuboff), and the four regulators (Lessig) and presented through a privacy and business ethics lens. Participants will learn how companies make money from data collection practices; explore how interface design can influence our choices and behaviors; and discuss business ethics regarding privacy and big data.The workshop is designed for 75-minute class sessions, but can be compressed into 60-minute sessions. Includes workshop guide, presentation slides, learning activities, and assessment instrument.

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Information Literacy Component for a Semester-long Internship Program

Set in a broader internship program as a key component of an archival program and following a backwards design approach, interns (undergraduate students) develop complimentary archival exhibits in both physical and digital environments. Students are also tasked with anticipating their information needs. The supervisor draws on the Scholarship as Conversation Frame of the ACRL Framework to encourage conceptualizing both the archives/special collections/library environment they are in as a place of active conversation, and as a basis for encouraging reflection on the information component of their internship.

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The 3 P's: Population, Place, Problem

This is a fun, hands-on activity that can help with brainstorming a topic and/or reserach question. Can also function as an ice-breaker! The results can be informative...and also sometimes entertaining!On the slip of paper (attachment), students write their name and a Population that they'd like to focus on. then they hand it off to another student, who fills in a Place. They then hand it off to a third student, who fills in a Problem. Finally, the slip is returned to its original owner who must formulate a research question based on those three pieces of information. 

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Putting S.I.F.T. To Work

This Worksheet is based on Mike Caulfield’s S.I.F.T. Method. Students will first need to have a familiarity with that. I highly recommend the “S.I.F.T. For Teachers” video playlist on his YouTube channel and/or his website.This activity would probably take most of a class period. Could also be done online via a Discussion.

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Data vs. Information vs. Knowledge

This is a good way to get students thinking about the conceptual differences between data, information and knowledge – which is an important first step to understanding how data, information and knowledge are created, disseminated and consumed. 

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Bibliography: Reports on Misinformation & Media/News Literacy

Reports from leading organizations on Misinformation & Media/News Literacy

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Think-Pair-Share Worksheet for Search Terms and Strategies

This think-pair-share activity worksheet allows students to apply search terms to their own research topic and can be used after a class discussion or class lecture on library and database searching. First, students think on their own about potential search terms for their own topic. Then, they pair up and discuss how they thought of those terms and how they might use Boolean operators to connect those terms. Lastly, the pairs share with the class about what they talked about in their pairs. This resource is suitable for in-person and synchronous online instruction and takes about 10 minutes for students to complete the entire think-pair-share process.

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Dream Job & Dream Employer Assignment

This assignment accompanies the book chapter, "Next Level Career Research: Helping Students Land Their Dream Jobs" from Teaching Business Information Literacy published by the ACRL Press.

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Market Research for Entrepreneurs

These materials accompany the book chapter “A Tour of Public Use Market Research” from Teaching Business Information Literacy published by ACRL Press.

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