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Source Evaluation Techniques: Home

Description

Celebrate Learning - Tuesday, January 11, 2022

NWACC’s librarians will facilitate a critical conversation and demonstration of the multiple frameworks available for evaluating information sources. We will explore techniques such as the CRAAP Test, the SMELL test, SIFT, ACT UP, and the 5 Ws with hands-on practice. With misinformation rampant and so many tools to choose from, how do you select a method? And once you’ve selected, how do you use it with your students?

Intended Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Explore a variety of source evaluation techniques
  • Critically discuss the strengths and challenges of various techniques
  • Reflect on the most appropriate technique(s) for their subject area
  • Know how to collaborate with librarians to add source evaluation to their class activities, assignment prompts, and/or grading rubrics

Your Librarians

Nithin Lakshmana

eLearning Librarian

Leslie Rewis

Outreach Librarian

Shawna Thorup

Head of Reference and Instruction

Librarians on standby

Librarians are on standby to provide assistance via various platforms.

Face to Face Online (Synchronous) Online (Asynchronous)

- Visit your class (75 min session)

- Visit multiple times over the semester as the assignment/instructor requires (scaffolding method)

- Visit your class (online 75 min session) via Teams or Zoom

- Create library resources module to scaffold the assignment/s

- Provide videos or emails or information sheets or tutorials at the time of need for multi stage assignment/s

- All of the above or a combination of above

- Create library resources module to scaffold the assignment/s

- Provide videos or emails or information sheets or tutorials at the time of need for multi stage assignment/s

- All of the above or a combination of above

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