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tutorialsCity Brights: Howard Rheingold : Crap Detection 101
Excellent advice on thinking critically abt media & how to teach your children to do so from @hrheingold http://bit.ly/14XysI #homeschool [from http://twitter.com/CircleReader/statuses/2439925187]
Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sfgate.com%2Fcgi-bin%2Fblogs%2Frheingold%2Fdetail%3Fentry_id%3D42805
"The first thing we all need to know about information online is how to detect crap, a technical term I use for information tainted by ignorance, inept communication, or deliberate deception. Learning to be a critical consumer of Webinfo is not rocket science. It's not even algebra. Becoming acquainted with the fundamentals of web credibility testing is easier than learning the multiplication tables. The hard part, as always, is the exercise of flabby think-for-yourself muscles."IL Resources & Tools
Information Literacy Resources as contributed by members of the ili-l and compiled by Lisa M. Metzer. Last updated August 2009. An evolving Visual Bibliography.Instructify » Blog Archive » Top 5 citation applications
Article by Bill Ferris about the top 5 citation applicationsCopyright Alliance Education Foundation
The issues surrounding copyright have never been more visible. But the classroom presents its own copyright-related challenges, for students and teachers alike. How is an educator to know what the rules are? How do those rules apply in the classroom? And how can we make sure that students know the rules as well? To help educators answer these questions, the Copyright Alliance has established the Copyright Alliance Education Foundation
Free curriculum for classrooms AND program for prof. development for teachers.
Has a video clip
videos and resources for teaching copyrighthttp://projectinfolit.org/pdfs/PIL_Fall2009_Year1Report_12_2009.pdf
A report of findings from 2,318 respondents to a survey carried out among college students on six campuses distributed across the U.S. in the spring of 2009, as part of Project Information Literacy
BY ALISON J. HEAD, PH.D. AND MICHAEL B. EISENBERG, PH.D. PROJECT INFORMATION LITERACY PROGRESS REPORT DECEMBER 1, 2009 THE INFORMATION SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON RESEARCH SPONSORED BY A GIFT FROM PROQUEST
How college students seek information in the digital ageis a report of findings from 2318 US students, surveyed in spring 2009 that seeks to understand how students search for information and approach research-type activities.
A report of findings from 2,318 respondents to a survey carried out among college students on six campuses distributed across the U.S. in the spring of 2009, as part of Project Information Literacy. Respondents, while curious in the beginning stages of research, employed a consistent and predictable research strategy fwere conducting course-related or everyday life research.
A report of findings from 2,318 respondents to a survey carried out among college students on six campuses distributed across the U.S. in the spring of 2009, as part of Project Information Literacy. Respondents, while curious in the beginning stages of research, employed a consistent and predictable research strategy for finding information, whether they were conducting course-related or everyday life research. Almost all of the respondents turned to the same set of tried and true information resources in the initial stages of research, regardless of their information goals. Almost all students used course readings and Google first for course-related research and Google and Wikipedia for everyday life research. Most students used library resources, especially scholarly databases for course-related research and far fewer, in comparison, used library services that required interacting with librarians.Science Information Literacy - ACRLwiki
...examine, review, and collect relevant science resources that can be used as part of information literacy instruction to science students and faculty.Wikipedia hoax points to limits of journalists' research - Ars Technica
A sociology student placed a fake quote on Wikipedia, only to see it show up in prominent newspapers, revealing that a lot of the press doesn't go much further than most 'Net users when it comes to researching a story.
another media hoax; bad journalism....
A key part of the argument for maintaining traditional journalism is that its trained reporters can perform research and investigations that the untrained masses can't, and the content they produce is run by editors and fact-checkers. The revelation that their research is often no more sophisticated than an average Web surfer's, and that the fact checking can be nonexistent, really doesn't help that argument much. Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Farstechnica.com%2Fmedia%2Fnews%2F2009%2F05%2Fwikipedia-hoax-reveals-limits-of-journalists-research.ars
According to the AFP, the hoax traces back to Shane Fitzgerald, a student at Ireland's University College Dublin. Upon learning of the death of the Oscar-winning composer Maurice Jarre, the student modified his Wikipedia entry, adding a completely fictitious post that was nicely designed to fit perfectly into any obituary. "When I die there will be a final waltz playing in my head, that only I can hear," the added material read in part.
Excellent share for students about not only wikipedia's limits, but also about the shoddiness and PR core of much journalism. Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Farstechnica.com%2Fmedia%2Fnews%2F2009%2F05%2Fwikipedia-hoax-reveals-limits-of-journalists-research.arsStepping on Toes: The Delicate Art of Talking to Faculty about Questionable Assignments | In the Library with the Lead Pipe
how librarians can suggest to teachers that students not have scavenger hunt assignments in the library, especially ones that disallow online database articles
librarians talking about how to talk to help faculty write better assignments
Excellent post about talking to faculty about problem assignments, including my personal favorite: "You can't use any online or Web-based sources."Resources for Teachers Search Tools
possible hoax sites
List of fake websites to use to teach Internet research.FAQ For Librarians - Outreach Wiki
FAQ about Wikipedia for librarians. Very useful for answering frequent criticism. http://bit.ly/cgKI5A (via @Lankskafferiet ) – Alastair Creelman (alacre) http://twitter.com/alacre/statuses/14822296618
Info for librarians about Wikipedia -- it's background, its policies, etc. Questions include stuff like: Who owns Wikipedia, How common is vandalism, Is there material on Wikipedia that's unsuitable to children, Does Wikipedia want help from academics, etc...critical-thinking - Tools
The tools below can help students evaluate information they find online.
evaluate online info