Presentation Title

Seeing to Believe It: Student Words and Websurfing to Conduct Research in First-Year Writing

Location

Room 217

Type of Presentation

Workshop (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

This workshop invites participants to watch actual students surfing the web, looking for the best sources as part of the LILAC Project’s endeavor to study information literacy skills. Using interactive visual, verbal, and audial delivery methods, presenters and participants will practice meaningful discussions, observations, and questions surrounding what it means to be a first-year student conducting research. Presenters will share what changed in students’ research behaviors (and in the teacher’s approach) based on the use of these videos as a portion of the writing and research practices in the English 1102 classroom. Participants will join discussions and an activity to create meaningful, engaged learning using this medium. Concepts of knowledge transfer, engaged and authentic learning will be the pivotal theoretical frameworks for this presentation. More specifically, participants will view LILAC videos in which students narrate as they conduct research; then presenters and participants will explore various activities that the videos promote (discussions, games, and other activities related to teaching research skills). Participants will leave with ready-to-use strategies that will be useful with their own students.

Presentation Description

`This workshop invites participants to watch actual students surfing the web, looking for the best sources as part of the LILAC project’s endeavor to study information literacy skills. Concepts of knowledge transfer, engaged and authentic learning will be the pivotal theoretical frameworks for this presentation. Participants will leave with ready-to-use strategies that they can put into practice with their own students.

Keywords

research skills, video capture

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Oct 11th, 11:15 AM Oct 11th, 12:45 PM

Seeing to Believe It: Student Words and Websurfing to Conduct Research in First-Year Writing

Room 217

This workshop invites participants to watch actual students surfing the web, looking for the best sources as part of the LILAC Project’s endeavor to study information literacy skills. Using interactive visual, verbal, and audial delivery methods, presenters and participants will practice meaningful discussions, observations, and questions surrounding what it means to be a first-year student conducting research. Presenters will share what changed in students’ research behaviors (and in the teacher’s approach) based on the use of these videos as a portion of the writing and research practices in the English 1102 classroom. Participants will join discussions and an activity to create meaningful, engaged learning using this medium. Concepts of knowledge transfer, engaged and authentic learning will be the pivotal theoretical frameworks for this presentation. More specifically, participants will view LILAC videos in which students narrate as they conduct research; then presenters and participants will explore various activities that the videos promote (discussions, games, and other activities related to teaching research skills). Participants will leave with ready-to-use strategies that will be useful with their own students.