How Information Literacy Was Incorporated
In Professors Jay Banner and Dave Allen’s UGS 303 “Sustaining a Planet”, students worked in groups to evaluate selected web sites and posted their evaluations to a discussion board in Blackboard. This exercise was managed by TAs within discussion sections. Librarians commented on the evaluations. Students also followed a current science topic in the news. As part of this assignment, they found a peer-reviewed journal article on the same topic as their news thread and reflected upon how it impacted their understanding of the news thread.
- Find a Peer-Reviewed Article Guide
- Find a Peer-Reviewed Article Assignment
- Scholarly and Peer-Review: Guide for Evaluating Sources
- Web Evaluation Exercise
Desired Learning Outcomes: Create and execute a research strategy; critically evaluate information