Category Archives: Information Literacy Course (EDT 110)

Final Update, Week 10: InfoLit course (EDT 110)

We made it!  Our students learned some crucial information literacy skills, helped solve a community problem (illiteracy) and turned in a pretty solid research portfolio to Project READ.  Yesterday, we met one final time this quarter to reflect as a … Continue reading

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Update InfoLit course (EDT 110): Weeks 8 & 9

We’re down to four students.  Three of our students dropped the course.  My co-teacher and I are disappointed by that, but we also have no control over that.  The good thing is that now all four students are one team, … Continue reading

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Updates, Weeks 4 & 5: InfoLit Course (EDT 110)

During Week 4, we covered searching the catalog for books.  We sent the students to the stacks.  Many hadn’t realized there would actually be books written about the topic we’re researching.  We also focused on how to cite in APA … Continue reading

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Reflection and practice – or, why do I keep reinventing my class?

Lately, I’ve been feeling a little frustrated with myself as an instructor.  I’m always changing the game plan, never happy with what I have planned.  My co-teacher and I are constantly reinventing our lesson plans and our class.  It takes … Continue reading

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Update, Week 3: InfoLit course (EDT 110)

This week, students took their first readiness assurance test (see team-based learning, Larry Michaelsen) to reinforce the following concepts:  The information cycle, Invisible Web, Service-Learning, and the course syllabus!  Yes, we ask questions about the syllabus to be sure that … Continue reading

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Update, Week 2: InfoLit course (EDT 110)

Tuesday in class, Cheryl and I tried something new.  In addition to our guest speaker, Becky Garvin from Project READ (our community partner), and introducing the concept of the Invisible Web and some advanced Google search techniques, we also assigned … Continue reading

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Info Lit course – Week 1 2012

And, we’re back!  My co-teacher and I taught Day 1 of our information literacy course this morning.  Our students this quarter will research fundraising for non-profit agencies.  We have a list of questions our students will attempt to answer including:  … Continue reading

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Planning for IL Course (EDT 110) – Winter 2012

The  planning for EDT 110: Civic-centered research has begun!  My co-teacher and I are updating the syllabus, and going over our notes from the debrief after last winter’s course to make the appropriate changes. We had to change the course … Continue reading

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IL course planning – negotiating with the community partner

My co-teacher and I will teach our Information Literacy course, EDT 110, again beginning in January.  One of the questions I get most frequently about my class is about timing.  How long/far in advance should I start planning a service-learning … Continue reading

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IL Course Review

For those of you stopping by to see more about my Information Literacy Course, the list of posts about the course can be found here.  Or, you can click on “Information Literacy Course (EDT 110)” under Categories in the right … Continue reading

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