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Writing and Research Modules in Canvas

The table of contents and links to videos for the the online modules (MLILM) hosted in Canvas that focus on research and writing skills.

Evaluate Sources

Evaluating Web Resources

Assignment Activity: Video (2:30)

Description: This video introduces students to the CRAAP test which provides a set of criteria to use when evaluating sources in order to find credible and authoritative information. The video explains how the five criteria apply to both academic sources and information found on the open web.

Accountability: Quiz (5 questions)

 

Confirmation Bias

Assignment Activity: Video (1:55)

Description: This video discusses confirmation bias and provides 5 tips on how to challenge oneself to avoid it.

Accountability: Worksheet.

 

What is Peer Review?

Assignment Activity: Video (3:15)

Description: This video discusses the PROCESS of peer review and its importance in college level research.

Accountability: Quiz (5 questions)

 

Unraveling the Information Cycle

Assignment Activity: Video (3:22)

Description: This video discusses the progression of media coverage after a newsworthy event; types of resources (tweets to encyclopedia) and their level of analysis (reaction to established facts) are presented linearly by time. This concept helps students evaluate the usefulness of the information they find.

Accountability: Quiz (5 questions)