In Case You Missed It

The 21st Annual Illinois Community College Assessment Fair was excellent, and Norbert Elliot‘s keynote questioning the traditional values of assessment, such as validity and reliability, and proposing more attention to fairness in design, was extremely...

Education Resources for Web Literacy

In a world of information overload, it is vital for students to be able to find information on the Web, as well as to determine its validity and appropriateness. NovemberLearning’s web literacy materials provide some useful tools for teaching students about...

Avoiding Information Malpractice

Malpractice is defined as improper, illegal, or negligent activity. In the realm of research, here are some examples of information malpractice: Plagiarism It should go without saying that copying work that is not your own and/or using sources without attribution will...

Writing a Summary in Three Steps

For our purposes, we will use the article Scientists Set to Prepare Strongest Warning that Warming Man-made, which Reuters carried on Sunday, September 22, 2013. Please follow the link and give it a quick skim to be familiar with its contents. Step 1 Take notes on the...

Selecting Useful Sources

Introduction The location of the most useful information sometimes depends on how deeply you need to understand your subject. Different kinds of information sources are published at different intervals and have varying degrees of depth. This exercise presents basic...

What Students Don’t Know

A two-year anthropological study of student research habits shows that students are in dire need of help from librarians, but are loath to ask for it.     Read more at Inside Higher Ed Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on...