Presentation Title

Creative Research Assignments: It Doesn’t Always Have to be a Paper

Location

PARB 227

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

To teach and reinforce information literacy concepts, students need varied and repeated practice in applying critical thinking skills with research.This session introduces alternative and creative research assignment options supporting information literacy concepts, including assignment design best practices.

This presentation will attempt to communicate how varied and interesting assignments can reinforce information literacy concepts while engaging students in research. Suggestions for research assignments include using gamification techniques, alternate presentation styles such as Pecha Kucha, and additional techniques such as mind maps, infographics, podcasts, etc. will be discussed.

1. Attendees will be introduced to a variety of research-based assignments reinforcing information literacy concepts.

2. Attendees will be able to identify the basics of assignment design principles.

Presentation Description

"Most students lack a seminal understanding about what conducting research means as a form of intellectual inquiry and discovery." (Head & Eisenberg, 2010) To teach and reinforce information literacy concepts, students need varied and repeated practice in applying critical thinking skills with research. This session introduces alternative and creative research assignment options supporting information literacy concepts, including assignment design best practices. This presentation will attempt to communicate how varied and interesting assignments can reinforce information literacy concepts while engaging students.

Session Goals

This presentation will attempt to communicate how varied and interesting assignments can reinforce information literacy concepts while engaging students.

Session Objectives

1. Attendees will be introduced to a variety of research-based assignments reinforcing information literacy concepts.

2. Attendees will be able to identify the basics of assignment design principles.

Keywords

information literacy, assignment design, research assignments

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Creative Research Assignments: It Doesn’t Always Have to be a Paper

PARB 227

To teach and reinforce information literacy concepts, students need varied and repeated practice in applying critical thinking skills with research.This session introduces alternative and creative research assignment options supporting information literacy concepts, including assignment design best practices.

This presentation will attempt to communicate how varied and interesting assignments can reinforce information literacy concepts while engaging students in research. Suggestions for research assignments include using gamification techniques, alternate presentation styles such as Pecha Kucha, and additional techniques such as mind maps, infographics, podcasts, etc. will be discussed.

1. Attendees will be introduced to a variety of research-based assignments reinforcing information literacy concepts.

2. Attendees will be able to identify the basics of assignment design principles.