Searching as Strategic Exploration

AI Literacy Workshop: Evaluation and Detection Tools

Texas Tech University Library’s AI Literacy workshop series developed weekly for spring 2024. Included here are materials related to part 2. This resource can be used as a general starting point for evaluating generative AI.Additionally, the workshop utilizes Padlet to facilitate discussion for active learning. Sessions can be held online, in-person, or hybrid. These sessions are also for broad appeal, and included faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students in attendance. The Padlets for this session included an evaluative Jeopardy-like game where participants could rate whether they felt a piece of media (text or image) was AI generated or "real," ie, human-made.Learning objectives for this session included:Utilize AI detection tools for their courses.Understand current Texas Tech policies related to AI use in the classroom and within research.Understand other ways of evaluating AI created materials. This resource drew on different aspects within the ACRL Framework, including Searching as Strategic Exploration.Included in the documentation is an outline with discussion questions. There are no slides for this workshop. 

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I Have a Story to Tell: Information Literacy and Testimonio Writing

The worksheet, activity, slides, and library instruction session outline for this assignment are a methodology for integrating information literacy and library research into testimonio writing in a first-year undergraduate Introduction to Higher Education (IHE) course in the College of Education at California State University, Los Angeles. In the testimonio, students reflect upon and write about their educational experiences while integrating academic sources into their work.
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Strategy for Business Consulting with Market Research

An infographic guide on strategies and resources for comprehensive market analysis and planning for local businesses. It was used to support experiential learning marketing research classes, which student groups work with individual small business clients. It can be used together with the self-directed exercise worksheet.

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Self-directed Exercises for Business Consulting with Market Research

This guide can be used together with the Strategy for Business Consulting with Market Research. It guides students to go through several library databases to find consumer reports, market research handbook, industry reports, customer profiles, and competitor profiles with heatmap visualizations.

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Self-directed Exercises for Researching a Public Company

It can be used together with the Strategy for Researching a Public Company. The worksheet takes students to explore several library databases to find company profiles, swot analysis, industry reports and articles.

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Business
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Self-directed Research Exercises for Debated Finance Topics

A self-directed research exercise worksheet that guide students to explore several library databases and find different perspectives on a particular detable finance-related topics given by the instructor.

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Business
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Self-directed Research Exercises for Finding Statistics and Data

It can be used together with the Strategy for Finding Statistics and Data to enhanced students' self-directed learning. The exercise intended to address the faculty's challenge in guiding students to find a good data research topic. It can be adapted based on your specific instruction needs.

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Business
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Think Outside the Box (In-class Exercise)

Thinking Outside the Box is an in-class research exercise designed to facilitate students' evaluation of information found in subscription databases and obtained through generative artificial intelligence tools by providing a series of questions for them to answer. For this exercise, the applicable frames from the Framework for Information Literacy include: "authority is constructed and contextual," "information creation as process," and "searching as strategic exploration."

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Harnessing Pandora's Box: At the Intersection of Information Literacy and AI

A group of four librarians from varied disciplinary backgrounds came together to examine issues of artificial intelligence and large language models. We are of the opinion that Pandora's box has been opened. Students will use ChatGPT, so it is important that we engage our students to promote a deeper learning and awareness of this technology and its limitations. As a result, we participated in a semester-long ChatGPT workshop sponsored by our institution's writing center. We explored various aspects of generative pre-trained transformers (GPTs), particularly where it intersects with information literacy, visual literacy, digital literacy, and privacy literacy. We created learning activities closely tied to learning outcomes derived from the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Information Literacy Framework and ACRL's Framework for Visual Literacy in Higher Education. Each centers on a frame and contains an overview of the information or visual literacy issue as it relates to ChatGPT or AI tools. We designed each with customizations appropriate for the different approaches taken in humanities, social sciences, and science courses.
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Research Process Reflection Prompts

This resource consists of three prompts for students to reflect on their research process at the beginning, the midpoint, and the end of a research assignment. The reflection responses can be used by librarians and instructors to identify where students are struggling in the research process and use that information to improve their teaching. 
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