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Classroom Strategies for Supporting Students to Become More Critical Consumers of Information (Part 1)

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Registration closes at 2:00 p.m. EDT on September 8.

Presenters: Jacyln Spraetz and Nate Floyd

"Fear," "angst," "overwhelmed". . . these are some of the words undergraduates use to describe how they feel about research. Students are facing an ever-changing media landscape, are bombarded by more information (and misinformation) than ever before and many are finding they are ill-prepared for college level research. How can we ease students' research anxiety, encourage curiosity, and help students assess the credibility of sources? This workshop, informed by research on how students search for and evaluate information, will help instructors understand the need to integrate information literacy and source evaluation into your courses and assignments.

Jacyln Spraetz is an Information Literacy Librarian at Miami University. She promotes information literacy on campus and supports faculty and students through research design, instruction, and online materials. She serves as the library liaison to the Departments of Educational Psychology and Educational Leadership.

Nate Floyd is Student Success Librarian for Foundational Learning. He supports the student transition from high school to college with a focus on integrating research skills and information literacy into the first-year student curriculum. He also serves as the subject liaison to the Department of Emerging Technology in Business + Design.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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Lectures & Presentations, Information Sessions, Training & Development

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Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE)
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