Instruction Program Material

4-step Strategy for Evaluating Online Sources [A Learning Module]

This learning module will help students find and critically evaluate online sources for class discussions and assignments and form unbiased judgments and decisions. What is it?A five-part series learning module that takes 1.5 - 2 hrs. to completeA 4-step strategy for evaluating online sources with hands-on exercises and an infographic guideHow will it help students succeed?Develop critical source evaluation strategies.Learn to read laterally, to evaluate and track evidenceCultivate metacognitive skills and reflective practiceBuild confidence in navigating complex online information environments.Access to the Learning Module via the Google Site Link below.Please contact us if you are interested in accessing the transcripts and/or exercises & answer keys.

Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed:

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Not Discipline Specific
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CC Attribution License CC-BY

Strategy for Researching a Public Company

This infographic displays where to look for information and where to search for finding public company information.

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Discipline(s): 
Business

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CC Attribution License CC-BY

Authority is Constructed and Contextual Overview

This web resource provides a brief overview of the concept Authority is Constructed and Contextual. It includes a video, a concept description, and the related knowledge practices and dispositions. 

Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed:

Discipline(s): 
Not Discipline Specific
License Assigned: 
CC Attribution-NonCommercial License CC-BY-NC

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.

Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed:

License Assigned: 
CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License CC-BY-NC-SA

Strategy for Finding Statistics and Data

Comprehensive strategies on finding statistics and data.

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License Assigned: 
CC Attribution-ShareAlike License CC-BY-SA

Sample of Assignment II: Database Scavenger Hunt & Analysis for Valuation Professionals

These materials accompany the book chapter 7 "Database Scavenger Hunt and Analysis for Accounting Students" from Teaching Business Information Literacy published by ACRL Press.

Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed:

Discipline(s): 
AccountingBusiness

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CC Attribution-ShareAlike License CC-BY-SA

Assignment II: Database Scavenger Hunt & Analysis for Valuation Professionals

These materials accompany the book chapter 7 "Database Scavenger Hunt and Analysis for Accounting Students" from Teaching Business Information Literacy published by ACRL Press.

Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed:

Discipline(s): 
AccountingBusiness

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License Assigned: 
CC Attribution-ShareAlike License CC-BY-SA

Authority is Constructed and Contextual Infographic

This resource provides an overview of the concept Authority is Constructed and Contextual from the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. A brief overview of the concept is provided and several of the related knowledge practices and dispositions are highlighted. 

Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed:

Discipline(s): 
Not Discipline Specific
License Assigned: 
CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License CC-BY-NC-SA

Steps for Using Microsoft Power BI [Worksheet]

These materials accompany the book chapter “Data Visualization: Visualizing Decisions” from Teaching Business Information Literacy published by ACRL Press.

Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed:

Discipline(s): 
Business

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License Assigned: 
CC Attribution-NonCommercial License CC-BY-NC

#follow: Ethical Reflections on Influencers & Marketing Tactics

Powerpoint to accompany social media influencer/business information literacy activity, exploring roles and responsibilities of consumers and content creators, debates regarding influencer marketing tactics and misleading advertisements, and ways to distinguish sponsored content. Created by Mia Wells and Laureen Cantwell. Accompanies chapter "Bad Influence: Disinformation and Ethical Considerations of Influencer Marketing Campaigns on Social Media Platforms," from the book Teaching About Fake News: Lesson Plans for Different Disciplines and Audiences (Eds.: Benjes-Small, C. M., Wittig, C., & Oberlies, M. K.; 2021; ACRL).
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Business

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License Assigned: 
CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License CC-BY-NC-SA

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