This learning outcome is a little confusing to me. I think this one would be challenging to present to a faculty member as a potential library session topic, unless the subject of the class was social media or communication.
Frame: Scholarship as a Conversation
Outcome: Students will be able to critically evaluate contributions made by others and self in participatory information environments.
Base Time: 5-20 min.
Primary Strategy: The librarian gives students a rubric for evaluating a discussion board and/or comments of their classmates and themselves. This is especially useful if the librarian is teaching the course, but could possibly be done by an embedded librarian.
- Find an article on a platform with commenting features and ask the students to both evaluate 1-2 comments using a rubric and write a draft response (which each student can then choose to post if desired).
- Have a discussion as a class about online etiquette using good and bad examples.
Why this learning outcome is important:
Contributing to conversations among groups of colleagues online is an important skill which requires preparation, practice, and critical thinking skills.
- Students should consider themselves contributors to the scholarly conversation.
- Being a contributor to the scholarly conversation comes with responsibilities.
- Contributions of others to the scholarly conversation should be evaluated critically.
- This could be an opportunity to show students a resource in which scholars from a particular discipline respond to one another.
- Let the faculty member share how she/he contributes to the scholarly conversation and what kind of contributions are considered appropriate.
Students will continue to contribute to conversations of experts, and they need the skills to contribute thoughtfully and evaluate other contributions critically.
- Post evaluation rubrics (to be completed by the students)
- Drafts of comments to be shared on an online platform
- Formative assessment
Use of Technology
- Students could use a rubric to evaluate comments on a VoiceThread lecture or presentation.
- Using a real social media site or a fake one like Twiducate, students could evaluate comments posted, discuss the attribution and dissemination of information in social media, and compose well-constructed social media posts to share.