Teaching Students to Evaluate E-Reference Sources with Moodle Forums

Van Hoeck, Michele (2011) Teaching Students to Evaluate E-Reference Sources with Moodle Forums. In: SAIL 2011. Into the I of the Storm: Information Resources Undergo a Sea Change , April 5-8, 2011 ,Galveston, Texas USA,

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Abstract

This presentation will describe the use of online forums in Moodle, a course management system, to teach students to evaluate both print and electronic reference sources. For two semesters I have created an online forum called the Fishing Hole Scouting Report for an in-class exercise. Students are given 2-3 background questions and told to find the answers using both a library-approved reference source and Wikipedia. Students then evaluate the reference source for effectiveness and ease of use, compared to Wikipedia, and post their comments in the forum to share with the class. I will highlight the educational benefits of using Moodle forums for this purpose and discuss best practices for selecting the most effective sources and questions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Teaching Students to Evaluate E-Reference Sources with Moodle Forums
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Van Hoeck, Michelemvanhoeck@csum.edu
Date: April 2011
Event Title: SAIL 2011. Into the I of the Storm: Information Resources Undergo a Sea Change
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Galveston, Texas USA
Event Dates: April 5-8, 2011
Uncontrolled Keywords: Moodle course management software
Subjects: Education
Information Management
Item ID: 5133
Depositing User: Natalie Wiest
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2011 19:56
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 15:20
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/5133

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