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Designing Successful Research Assignments

Presentation at COCC Teaching Academy on May 9, 2014 with colleagues Cat Finney and Tina Hovekamp

Michele DeSilva

on 9 May 2014

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Transcript of Designing Successful Research Assignments

Teaching Academy:
Designing Successful Research Assignments

By the time you leave today’s Teaching Academy, you will be able to…

Identify two to five characteristics of effective research assignments.
Identify opportunities for addressing information literacy within your courses.
Contact friendly COCC librarians to schedule information literacy sessions for your courses and/or obtain support in formulating research assignments.

What is Information Literacy (IL)?
Information literacy (IL) is when individuals are able to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information."

Why should you care about IL?
What your colleagues are doing
Jessica Hammerman, History

Lisa McGean, Writing
Effective Research Assignment Design

Checklist and self-assessment - @ your tables

Library Support for IL
American Library Association. Presidential Committee on Information Literacy. Final Report.(Chicago: American Library Association, 1989.)

How can you incorporate IL in your courses?
in-class IL sessions
LIB 100, LIB 127, LIB 227
online tutorials
research assignment design collaboration
one-on-one research assistance
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