Information Literacy Learning Objects

A Learning Object is a digital resource that can be reused to support learning and that breaks educational content into small chunks that can be shared in various learning environments.

--Inspired by David A. Wiley, II

The following learning objects support student learning of the ACRL Information Literacy Standards.  Faculty, please feel free to use in the classroom or link from Blackboard.

 

Determine the nature/extent of information needed
Access information effectively and efficiently
Critically evaluate information and its sources
Access and use information ethically

Peer Reviewed Scholarly Journals:

(Web Page)

(PowerPoint)

length: 8 slides

Searching a Database Effectively (PowerPoint)

length: 9 slides

Peer Reviewed Scholarly Journals:

(Web Page)

(PowerPoint)

length: 8 slides

Plagiarism (PowerPoint)

length: 13 slides

Introduction to Types of Information

from Madison Research Essentials Toolkit

Citation Tic Tac Toe

an online game that teaches how to identify citations

Evaluating Sources of Information

from Madison Research Essentials Toolkit

CheckCite

from JMU Libraries, examples for citing sources in papers and speeches

Primary vs Secondary Sources

from JMU Libraries

Orientation to JMU Libraries

from Madison Research Essentials Toolkit

Evaluating Web Sites (PowerPoint / Flash)

length: 11 slides

Information Ethics:  Citing and Fair Use

from Madison Research Essentials Toolkit

   

How to Find an Association (PowerPoint)

length: 6 slides

 

 

For more learning objects, please visit the Instruction Research Databases and Resources webpage.