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Information Literacy @ ASU: Discussions

About Discussions

“It is through discussion that students often gain interest in the material, correct their misconceptions and analyze information critically.”


“Why Teachers Need to Use Discussion in the Classroom”. Knowledge Network By and For Educators, University of Albany.

Exercises Aligned with Standards and Mapped to Learning Outcomes

Discussion Format

These are suggestions for exercises mapped to Information Literacy competencies in the context of discussions or seminars as class or course design.

Require students to:

  • post a response to the appropriate Blackboard discussion
  • locate and accurately cite 2 or 3 sources in support of their response 

Learning Outcome Introduced and/or Reinforced

Learning Outcome 2:  Students will be able to use library and information technology tools and resources to carry out research.

  • constructs and implements effective search strategies
  • Uses a wide variety of discipline appropriate methods to retrieve information
  • selects the most appropriate methods or tools for finding information

Learning Outcome 3:  Students will be able to design and execute a research project using a systematic process to collect, analyze and present information in written formats, properly incorporating citing and documenting sources.

  • Creates a high quality, original product to effectively accomplish the planned objective
  • Successfully integrates compiled information, demonstrating proper use of citation and documentation
  • Systematically evaluates & presents quality information in written formats

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