This hands-on activity was piloted as part of a teach-in on fake news at Purchase College, SUNY. To convey the idea that “fake news” exists on a continuum, we did a pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey activity using a blank version of Vanessa Otero’s Media Bias chart. The chart is a useful tool for showing the nuances between nonfactual, biased, and inflammatory news sources. Participants are asked to research a news media organization and decide where to place it on the chart, then compare their choices to Otero's original infographic. Two groups can also compare their choices to each other. The...
Posted on May 12, 2017
Contributor: Darcy Gervasio
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Authority is Constructed and Contextual, Information Has Value, Research as Inquiry
The Inform Your Thinking video series introduces students to the frames of the ACRL Framework in an easy-to-understand manner by using conversational tone, approachable peer hosts, relatable comparisons, and eye-catching graphics. This video introduces students to the Research as Inquiry frame by illustrating how formulating the right research questions takes time and may shift as you get further into the topic. Students will recognize that their question is just one of many being asked within the field, and will explore tips for focusing their research question.
Posted on April 26, 2017
Contributor: Cristina Colquhoun
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Research as Inquiry
Short Tutorial: An interactive map detailing the common structure of a scholarly article
Posted on April 11, 2017
Contributor: Jesse Lopez
Resource Type(s): Learning Object
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Information Creation as Process, Research as Inquiry, Searching as Strategic Exploration
The Ask the Right Questions lesson is mapped to the Research as Inquiry and Searching as Strategic Exploration Frames and helps students learn how to determine the scope of their investigations by creating an appropriate research question. This lesson introduces the first step in a research process and criteria used to refine a topic into an appropriate research question. To accomplish this, the lesson will:Define a research question and the difference between a topic and a research questionIntroduce the 5W criteria for refining an investigationDiscuss how questions are too broad, too narrow...
Posted on February 9, 2017
Contributor: New Literacies Alliance
Covering necessary information literacy topics in a traditional "one shot" session can be difficult. To address this challenge, a suite of interactive online modules were developed to provide active learning lessons on various information literacy topics. The modules can be used in fully online, flipped or face-to-face courses and can be integrated into a learning management system (LMS) so student knowledge and progress can be tracked and assessed. Developed using Articulate Storyline, the sources files are available as open source downloads under a GNU General Public License (GPLv3) from...
Posted on December 16, 2016
Contributor: Eric Kowalik
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Information Has Value, Research as Inquiry, Searching as Strategic Exploration