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Information Literacy @ ASU: Presentations

About Presentations

Students required to present their work to peers have a unique opportunity to demonstrate several competencies and proficiencies.  Mastery of technologies, oration, and style combine to support learning outcomes for both the subject matter and information literacy.

Exercises Aligned with Standards and Mapped to Learning Outcomes

Presentation Format

Below are suggestions for exercises mapped to Information Literacy competencies in the context of presentation-based instruction.

Require student to:

  • use both primary and secondary sources
  • use text, graphics, and media
  • use presentation software (PowerPoint, Prezi, Animoto etc.)
  • provide background readings for peer review one week prior to presentation
  • work in a group to create presentation
  • locate, evaluate, and correctly document all information sources

Standard Introduced and/or Reinforced

Learning Outcome 1:  Students will be able to identify and articulate their information needs in the process of defining a problem, question or project for research.

  • Defines original, concise & focused research topic appropriate to assignment
  • Identifies all types & formats of available sources

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

  • Articulates multiple formats or types of information most likely to answer the information question
  • Uses a wide variety of discipline appropriate methods to retrieve information
  • Accesses multiple library & information technology tools to locate needed 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 analyzes & presents quality information in written formats
  • Legally obtains, stores, and disseminates text, data, images, or sounds 

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