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Lib 127 - Information & Research Skills

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Lib 127 Welcome

Introduction: Watch this video: Introduction

Term: Fall 2014

Day, Time, & Location: Online class

Instructor: Candice Watkins

Office: Library

Office Hours: M-F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Phone: 503.338.2460503.338.2460

Email: cwatkins@clatsopcc.edu

No textbook required

Supplies: Thumbdrive (optional but recommended)

Grading policy: Pass/Fail; See Rubric for Grading below for details

Attendance: This is an online class. You are required to complete the assignments as listed in the Rubric for Grading.

Statement on Plagiarism/Academic Misconduct: Intentionally presenting another person's work or ideas as your own without giving proper credit is not acceptable. You will receive a failing grade on that assignment if this happens.

Students with Disabilities: Students with documented disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations. To receive services, contact Services for Students with Disabilities, 338-2474 (TDD--325-2092)

Non-Discrimination: It is the policy of Clatsop Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability in any educational programs, activities, or employment.

 
Course Description

Hi and welcome! This is a one credit lab that will focus on the development of information literacy skills and knowledge. Our start date in the term coincides with the beginning of research papers in other classes. Take a research topic that you’ve chosen for one of your classes and apply it to this class. The assignments that you complete will help you develop your research thoughtfully and thoroughly. The knowledge you gain from this class will not only benefit your research in other classes but reach beyond your time as a student, to your professional and every day life.

"What is information literacy? The basic definition of information literacy is 'a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.'" Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. American Library Association. 2006.http://www.ala.org/acrl/ilcomstan.html (Accessed June 6, 2008)


Learning Outcomes

  • Identify knowledge gaps and recognize when information is needed
  • Find information efficiently and effectively, using appropriate research tools and search strategies
  • Evaluate and select information using appropriate criteria
  • Treat research as a multi-stage, recursive learning process
  • Ethically, legally, and safely use information and information technologies
  • Organize and manage information, using appropriate tools and technologies
  • Synthesize relevant information to create, produce, and communicate new knowledge

 

Schedule of Events & Course Assignments/Assessments

1st class

Outcome for this class:

Identify knowledge gaps and recognize when information is needed

  • Introduction of information literacy and its importance
  • Read and analyze assignments and class instructions
  • Identify research topic
  • Determine the scope and depth of information needed
  • Brainstorm
  • Develop a working thesis

 

Videos (These are the class lectures. You are required to watch them.)

Assignment/Assessment: Due Oct. 10

1. On the Discussion Board in Blackboard, post an introduction for yourself and state the topic that you will be researching. Include the class with which the research is connected, if applicable.

2. Watch videos: Introduction and Parts 1-4

3. Complete Assignment 1 listed in Blackboard under Assignments. Submit to Blackboard.

 

2nd class 

Outcomes for this class:

1) Find information - Reference Sources & Journal and Magazine articles

  • Employ common strategies for narrowing or expanding searches
  • Recognize the interconnections between published works by effectively using bibliographies, etc.
  • Identify sources/resources that are likely venues for finding information on your topic or written by people interested in your topic
  • Use digital tools and methods to locate and access information resources

 

2) Evaluate and select information using appropriate criteria

  • Evaluate the timeliness, relevance, and accuracy of sources
  • Recognize bias and distinguish between facts and opinions
  • Identify materials that are scholarly/academic/peer reviewed versus materials written for a popular audience
  • Evaluate the credibility of a source as it relates to the information needs of its intended audience

 

3) Ethically, legally, and safely use information and information technologies

  • Accurately record information retrieved
  • Use one or more standard citation styles to clearly identify the sources of information that  you incorporate into your own work
  • Understand and respect the concept, purpose, and practice of academic
    honesty & intellectual property rights.
  • Utilize others’ ideas in the service of their own

Videos (These are the class lectures. You are required to watch them.)

Assignment/Assessment: Due Oct. 20

1. Watch above videos.

2. Search for and locate at least one reference-type source (print or electronic) and one journal or magazine article using the library databases.

3. In your Source Evaluations document, evaluate these two sources using the CRAAP criteria. Upload to Blackboard.

4. In your Works Cited page, cite sources correctly using either the MLA or APA format. Upload to Blackboard.

5. So, in summary - You'll complete the two above documents (the Evaluation page and the Works Cited page) using a program like Microsoft Word, save, and then upload to the Assignments page in Blackboard. You'll continuously add to these two documents for the remainder of the class.

 

3rd class

Outcomes for this class:

1) Find information - Books

2) Evaluate information

3) Ethically, legally, and safely use information and information technologies

 

Videos (These are the class lectures. You are required to watch them.)

Assignment/Assessment: Due Oct. 31

1. Watch above videos.

2. Search for and locate at least two books, ebooks, DVDs, or streaming videos. These can be from the CCC library, your local library, or you can request an Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

3. In your Source Evaluations document, evaluate these two sources using the CRAAP criteria. Even if you request an ILL, you should be able to begin your evaluations by looking the book up online for some basic information. Once you receive your ILL, you can finish the evaluation more completely. Upload to Blackboard.

4. In your Works Cited page, cite these two sources correctly using either the MLA or APA format. Add these citations to the Works Cited page that you started last week. Format correctly and then upload to Blackboard.

5. Comment on Blackboard's Discussion Board about something in the lecture that you learned or that caught your interest.

 

4th class

The Internet and Us

Outcomes for this class:

1) Find information - Internet

2) Organize and manage information, using appropriate tools and technologies

3) Evaluate and select information using appropriate criteria

4) Ethically, legally, and safely use information and information technologies

Videos (These are the class lectures. You are required to watch them.)

Assignment/Assessment: Due Nov. 10

1. Watch above videos.

2. Search for and locate at least three websites that concern your topic. Utilize some of the search tips that we discussed in the lecture.

3. In your Source Evaluations document, evaluate these sources using the CRAAP criteria. This page should contain all of the source evaluations that you have cited thus far in this class. Upload to Blackboard.

4. Cite these sources on your Works Cited page. This page should contain all of the sources that you have cited thus far in this class. Upload to Blackboard.

5. On Blackboard's Discussion Board, post your paragraph in which you compare and contrast the authority and accuracy of the two sources listed and discussed in the lecture, The Internet and Us.
 

5th class

Information Ethics - Let's discuss Honesty & Ethics and issues of Privacy

Outcome for this class:

1) Ethically, legally, and safely use information and information technologies

2) Treat research as a multi-process, recursive learning process

  • Integrate new information into your knowledge base, and draw inferences, connections, and conclusions
  • Modify or revise your topic or thesis and/or develop new search strategies based on research results
  • Understand that information searching requires time, diligence, and practice, and that skills are learned over time

Videos (These are the class lectures. You are required to watch them.)

Assignment/Assessment - Due Nov. 21

  • Watch above videos
  • Take quiz at end of class period. Upload to Blackboard.
  • On Blackboard's Discussion Board, post your revised thesis.
  • On Blackboard's Discussion Board, comment on one aspect of the lecture that perked your interest.
  • Continue to work on your research. You should have at least 7 sources by now listed in your Works Cited page and those same sources evaluated in your Source Evaluations document. Contact me with questions.

6th class

Outcomes for this class:

1) Organize and manage information (continued from last week)

2) Synthesize relevant information to create, produce, and communicate new knowledge

  • Use digital tools and applications to create and produce information.
  • Find, assess, acquire, learn and maintain the hardware and software needed to accomplish information intensive tasks.

Videos (This is the class lecture. You are required to watch it.)

Assignment/Assessment: Due Dec. 4

1. Watch above video.

2. Take a look at the following tools and post a review/comment on one of the tools on Blackboard's Discussion Board. Give us an overview of the tool and how it might be helpful in a research project.

  • Zotero
  • Twitter
  • Or, another Web 2.0 tool of your choice

3. Final Works Cited/Reference List contains at least one reference-type source, one source from a periodical database, two books or ebooks, and three websites; All sources are cited correctly on your Works Cited/Reference page.

4. All sources listed in your Works Cited should also be evaluated using the CRAAP evaluation method.

5. Make sure that both of these documents - the final Works Cited page and the final Evaluations page - are uploaded to Blackboard.

 

Rubric for grading

The following rubric outlines the criteria for grading assignments/assessments pertaining to each learning outcome.

 

Week 1

Identify knowledge gaps and recognize when information is needed

Assessment Non-Acceptable Acceptable
Assignment 1 Does not complete assigned task; or, work does not reflect an effort to brainstorm about topic Answers each question. Begins to demonstrate critical thinking on chosen topic
Week 2

1. Find information efficiently and effectively, using appropriate research tools and search strategies - Reference sources and Journal and Magazine articles

2. Evaluate and select information using appropriate criteria

3. Ethically, legally, and safely use information and information technologies

Assessment Non-Acceptable Acceptable  
Searches for and locates at least one reference-type source and journal or magazine article using the library's databases Does not complete assigned tasks Successfully completes task  
Evaluates sources using the CRAAP criteria; Records evaluations in document and uploads to Blackboard. Does not complete assigned tasks Evaluates sources using the CRAAP criteria; Uploads to Blackboard.  
Cites sources correctly in Works Cited/Reference List. Uploads to Blackboard. Does not complete assigned tasks Cites sources correctly using either the MLA or APA format; Uploads to Blackboard.  
Week 3

1. Find information efficiently and effectively, using appropriate research tools and search strategies – Books

2. Evaluate and select information using appropriate criteria

3. Ethically, legally, and safely use information and information technologies

Assessment Non-Acceptable Acceptable
Searches for and locates two books, ebooks, streaming video, or DVDs in the CCC library, respective local libraries, or through ILL Does not complete assigned tasks Searches for and locates appropriate sources
Evaluates sources using the CRAAP criteria; Records evaluations in CRAAP document and uploads to Blackboard Does not complete assigned tasks Evaluates sources using the CRAAP criteria; Uploads to Blackboard.
Cites sources correctly in Works Cited/Reference List. Uploads to Blackboard. Does not complete assigned tasks Cites sources correctly using either the MLA or APA format; Uploads to Blackboard.
Comments in Blackboard's Discussion Board on class lecture - thoughts, interests, etc. Does not complete assigned tasks Completes assigned task

 Week 4

1) Find information efficiently and effectively, using appropriate research tools and search strategies - Internet

2) Organize and manage information, using appropriate tools and technologies

3) Evaluate and select information using appropriate criteria

4) Ethically, legally, and safely use information and information technologies

5) Treat research as a multi-process, recursive learning process

Assessment Unacceptable Acceptable
Searches for and locates three relevant websites Does not complete assigned tasks Searches for and locates appropriate sources
Evaluates sources using the CRAAP criteria; Records evaluations in document and uploads to Blackboard. Does not complete assigned tasks Evaluates sources using the CRAAP criteria; Uploads to Blackboard.
Cites sources correctly in Works Cited/Reference List. Uploads to Blackboard. Does not complete assigned tasks Cites sources correctly using either the MLA or APA format; Uploads to Blackboard.
Posts revised thesis on Blackboard's Discussion Board Does not complete assigned task Completes assigned task

 

Week 5

 

4) Ethically, legally, and safely use information and information technologies

   
Assessment Unacceptable Acceptable
Quiz Does not complete quiz OR completes quiz with but answers reflect little critical thinking Completes the quiz. Answers reflect that student has synthesized information from lecture and reflected on the topics included in Information Ethics
Posts one comment regarding lecture AND comments on another student's comments Does not complete entire task OR only completes one half of task Completes entire task

 

Week 6

1. Organize and manage information, using appropriate tools and technologies

2. Synthesize relevant information to create, produce, and communicate new knowledge

   
Assessment Unacceptable Acceptable
Take a look at the following tools and post a review/comment on one of the tools on Blackboard's Discussion Board. Give us an overview of the tool and how it might be helpful in a research project. Does not post a comment/review of tool OR posted comment does not demonstrate reflection on tool's capabilities Completes task as assigned
Final Works Cited/Reference List contains at least one reference-type source, one source from a periodical database, two books or ebooks, and three websites; All sources are cited correctly on your Works Cited/Reference page. Lacks sources and/or sources are not cited properly Completes task as assigned
All sources listed in your Works Cited should also be evaluated using the CRAAP evaluation method. Source evaluations are incomplete Completes task as assigned

This document draws from the competencies, outcomes, proficiencies, or other guidelines found on the following pages:

  • http://web.cocc.edu/finney/studentshaveachieved.htm
  • http://www.cgcc.cc.or.us/Library/mission-policies/info-lit.htm
  • http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlstandards/informationliteracycompetency.cfm
  • http://www.lanecc.edu/library/services/outcomes.htm
  • https://teach.lanecc.edu/kenz/llc/userpages.html?thispage=74
  • https://teach.lanecc.edu/kenz/llc/userpages.html?thispage=110
  • http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/instruction/w121/session_outcomes.html
  • TAC guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/tac/
  • OSU IL Competencies:
  • http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/instruction/ug_comp.html
  • http://blogs.library.oregonstate.edu/ilsummit/2007-summit/proposed-proficiences/
  • http://library.clatsopcc.edu/tip/intro1.htm

 

 

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