Presentation Title

Informational Liteacy: Critically Evaluating Web-Based Information When Writing Historical Essays

Location

Lobby

Type of Presentation

Poster Session (45 minutes)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

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Presentation Description

This presentation will address how-to instruct students on evaluating web-based information when conducting research prior to writing historical essays, a cornerstone of informational literacy. Rather than simply indicating that the web is an unregulated medium unsuitable for writing historical essays, the presenters will demonstrate how they lead students to use the web to provide thought-provoking, unexpected perspectives on historical topics and as a means to locate primary sources.

Keywords

Source evaluation, Online resources, Historical essays, Information literacy, Primary sources

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 21st, 1:00 PM Sep 21st, 5:30 PM

Informational Liteacy: Critically Evaluating Web-Based Information When Writing Historical Essays

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