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Intro to Info Lit Classes

Asychronous classes teaching about information literacy for student use, or faculty to assign.

Class 5 instructions

Class 5: Asking Questions to Start Research


Welcome to the fifth Intro to Info Lit class. Please read instructions in the modules, complete activities, and watch the videos. Here are some tips:

  • Each video in this module has sound and subtitles. You may turn the subtitles on by clicking the "CC" button at the bottom right of the video. 
  • If your screen doesn't display the colors of the padlets properly, here they are in word form:

Class 5 steps heading Kahoot

Step 1: Kahoot 

  • Kahoot will assign you a nickname. Write it down for Step #3 so we can get you a completion badge.
  • The game has 4 parts.
    • Video #1 discussing how to use questions to generate research topics appropriate in scope
    • 3 ungraded questions that you must answer but will not count against you if you get them wrong
    • Video #2 discussing how research is a non-linear, iterative process
    • 6 graded questions - you must get 4/6 correct to earn a badge
  • After you watch the video, click “Got it” in the top right to go to the next slide.
  • The questions on the quiz will ask you to apply what you've learned from the videos. 

Class 5: Kahoot

Step 2 of Padlet questions

Step 2: Padlet Topics & Questions

In this step, we'll be practicing asking questions about a topic using the Padlet Website for the Class  (https://padlet.com/robstephens/questions).

 

Here is a video of the steps, with written steps to follow:

 

  1. Choose one of the columns labeled "Area of interest" that hasn't already been taken. You may need to scroll right to see them all.
     
  2. Create a box under that column and write your area of interest there. This can be a broad area. Color this box blue.
     
  3. Write 15 questions about your topic under that box. Create a new box for each new question.
     
  4. Add 2 new questions to the topic to the left of your topic. Color those new questions red. 
     
  5. "Like" two of the questions that the person to your left added -- try to like questions that you think would make good and interesting starting points for a research paper. 

Class 5 steps heading Survey

Step 3: Class Survey & Badge Information

Info Lit class Survey

Badge survey