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In this assignment, students will consider how the format of the information product can impact what they are able to convey related to a topic and how their information may be received and valued. Students will investigate a topic or question and share their response in multiple formats. Formats could range from a more traditional research paper or poster to blogs, infographic, video, or even a series of Tweets. Students will be required to consider how the format(s) they have selected might impact what they can or should share and how their message may be received.
Contributor: Jane Hammons
Resource Type(s): Activity
This activity is intended to help students understand the types of sources that are most commonly cited in research in a specific discipline or field. Students will review the citations from multiple relevant journal articles to identify the types of sources that are often cited. They will also be encouraged to consider why certain types of sources may be more cited than others, and what may be missing by relying primarily on certain types of sources. In addition, students will get practice in identifying the appropriate citation format for different types of sources.
Contributor: Jane Hammons
Resource Type(s): Activity
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.
Contributor: Laura Walesby
Resource Type(s): Worksheet
The purpose of this activity is to recognize how a quote can be taken out of context in subtle (and overt) ways. The goal is to locate a quote within a news article and trace it through multiple layers of context to discover how journalists’ interpretations of quotes impact our understanding of actual events and news.
Contributor: Elizabeth Kamper
Resource Type(s): Activity
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...
Contributor: Laureen Cantwell
Many students in higher education, even in graduate school, begin as outsiders when they encounter disciplines related to their courses.  Their professors are the experts.  They are not.  The terminology, literature, and even cultures of these disciplines form barriers to participation.  Disciplinary enculturation is the process by which students become active participants within disciplines rather than outsiders trying to look over disciplinary walls.Disciplines need to be seen as "communities of practice"* rather than as repositories of knowledge.  As such...
Contributor: William Badke
This worksheet accompanies the science information literacy activity "A new study says..."  by Megan Carlton and Lea Leininger.  The worksheet was created by Megan Carlton using Canva and exported as a pdf.
Contributor: Lea Leininger
Resource Type(s): Worksheet
These slides accompany the book chapter “Revelatory Reading: Understanding, Critiquing and Unveiling Religious News Stories” from Teaching About Fake News published by ACRL.
Contributor: Andy Newgren
Resource Type(s): Slide Deck
Tags: #fakenews
These slides are designed to accompany Chapter 16: "Sound Science or Fake News?: Evaluating and Interpreting Scientific Sources Using the ACRL Framework" by Anna Mary Williford and Charlotte Ford, from the ACRL book Teaching About Fake News: Lesson Plans for Different Disciplines and Audiences.
Contributor: Anna Mary Williford
Resource Type(s): Activity, Lesson Plan, Slide Deck
Tags: #fakenews
Use this slidedeck to explore, identify rheotrical trends, and critically analyze and evaluate different examples of conpsiracy theories with students. This activity is part of the Teaching About Fake News volume, published by ALA.
Contributor: Sarah Morris
Resource Type(s): Slide Deck
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Authority is Constructed and Contextual
Tags: #fakenews

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