Monday, August 13, 2012 - 9:00am
Recent results from Project Information Literacy (http://projectinfolit.org/publications/), an ongoing large-scale national research project, showed that the majority of sample handouts for research assignments did not adequately guide students to finding and using information.
Participants will gain greater appreciation for the importance of a well-designed instructional handout for research assignments through interactive activities and active learning techniques. Participants will come away with specific elements and resources to improve their assignment handouts to help students navigate through the research process. This can positively impact student achievement.
Participants will be able to:
- Describe the common pitfalls of course-related research handouts.
- List essential elements to include in an instructional handout for a research assignment.
- Identify appropriate MCCCD and college-specific resources and services that can be incorporated into an instructional handout.
- Redesign a handout for a research assignment to better guide students through the research process.
Start: August 13, 2012
Completed by: October 12, 2012
Please note the next start dates for the online modules are:
Module 1: Participants will review key research and provide a written reflection on the essential elements of assignment handouts.
Module 2: Participants will review essential elements of a good handout and rate a sample assignment.
Module 3: Participants will learn about library resources and services which could be incorporated in handouts (i.e., online databases, chat/text reference services, and online tutorials).
Module 4: Participants will integrate one or more of the workshop’s essential suggestions into an assignment handout of their own, with the ultimate goal of improving students’ research strategies.
Dr. Rob Morales