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Support and resources for blended or online faculty in D2L.

Information Literacy is...

Information literacy is a process. A library instruction session is but one step.

Information literacy forms the basis for lifelong learning. It is common to all disciplines, to all learning environments, and to all levels of education. It enables learners to master content and extend their investigations, become more self-directed, and assume greater control over their own learning.

Find Information Literacy Activities to Use

Librarian-created learning experiences, activities, assignments, and tools are often customizable for any course or subject area and, in some cases, even appropriate for various student levels and learner types. The following list include free to access and use resources that can either be brought into your classroom as-is or can inspire your own creativity. 

Philosophical Chairs

This is an activity that faculty librarians, Lori Albrizio and Simone Williams facilitated during Spring '16 semester in a blended ENC1102 course as a part of the QEP program.

Class Wiki/ Annotated Bibliography Activity

In this lesson, students will immerse themselves in the conversational aspects of scholarship and discipline-based discourse. Students will contribute to a class wiki or class annotated bibliography throughout the length of the course. Instructor will set parameters or criteria throughout. 

Created by Cristy Moran, Faculty Librarian

Strategic Searching with Google Activity

In this lesson, students will experience strategic inquiry through a tool with which they are already familiar and adept at using. A brief interactive lecture will introduce students to Advanced Search and to Google Scholar. 

Created by Cristy Moran, Faculty Librarian

Blogs in Scholarly Conversation Activity

In this lesson, students will be asked to evaluate blogs/ blog entries relating to course content and selected by you in advance.

Scholarly/ Non-Scholarly Activity

New college students are often unfamiliar with the research process or the kinds of sources that they will be exposed to through coursework. They are expected to use authoritative research sources but don't know what that means or how to assign authority to works within context. In this lesson, students are asked to read and analyze scholarly and non-scholarly works to determine (1) if a source is credible and (2) if the source meets their research need.