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Glisson, Lane – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This article describes a discussion-based approach for teaching college students to identify the characteristics of ethical journalism and scholarly writing, by comparing fake news with credible information in a strategically planned slideshow. Much has been written on the need to instruct our students about disinformation. This librarian shares a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, College Students, Ethics, Journalism Education
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Denda, Kayo – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2015
This case study presents a cocurricular initiative at the Margery Somers Foster Center at Rutgers University Libraries in New Brunswick, NJ. The initiative resulted in an interview workshop for the course Knowledge and Power, a "mission course" of the Douglass Residential College. This discussion-based workshop uses visual and multimedia…
Descriptors: Interviews, Skill Development, Visual Literacy, Assignments
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Ostenson, Jonathan – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2014
The growing importance of the Internet in our society requires that university graduates be skilled in critical evaluation of the messages and sources present in the online world. Traditional efforts to teach these skills have relied on specific, checklist-like tools; recently, these approaches have rightly come under criticism for being…
Descriptors: Internet, Information Sources, Check Lists, Information Skills
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Bennett, Scott – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2011
What specific learning behaviors are important to students and faculty members? Does the campus provide spaces that foster these behaviors? Where are those spaces? Asking these three questions at six colleges and universities reveals notable differences in the ways students and faculty members answer them. Student and faculty member answers also…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, College Faculty, Teaching Methods, College Students
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Fosmire, Michael – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2010
Calibrated Peer Review[TM] (CPR) is a program that can significantly enhance the ability to integrate intensive information literacy exercises into large classroom settings. CPR is founded on a solid pedagogic base for learning, and it is formulated in such a way that information skills can easily be inserted. However, there is no mention of its…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Information Literacy, Information Skills, Librarians
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Oakleaf, Megan – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2008
The culture of assessment in higher education requires academic librarians to demonstrate the impact of information literacy instruction on student learning. As a result, many librarians seek to gain knowledge about the information literacy assessment approaches available to them. This article identifies three major assessment approaches: (1)…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Librarians, Teaching Methods, Higher Education