NorQuest College Librarians are happy to be able to offer combination lecture and embeddable activities for synchronous and asynchronous online classes. Each of the information literacy workshops below features a short lecture (under 20 minutes) which can be conducted live and also recorded for uploading. Lectures are paired with embeddable active learning activities for your Moodle course. This helps to affirm the learning from the lecture and give students a chance to practice their information literacy skills.
APA Online Course
How to Paraphrase
This is a supplemental session for students who already have some knowledge of APA Style (i.e. have taken the APA Online Course or used APA in previous terms). Learn about the 6 steps of effective paraphrasing and how to cite a paraphrase, followed by real-life, discipline-specific practice items.
The Types and Uses of Different Sources
In this lecture/activity combination, students will learn about the different types of sources that they will find while doing research for their assignments. The attributes and purpose of sources are emphasized (i.e. scholarly, popular, authoritative), and the activity encourages students to think critically about the sources they choose.
Evaluating a Source using STAR
After a short lecture on how to use the STAR Criteria (Source, Timeliness, Accuracy, & Relevance) to evaluate a source, students participate in a hands-on activity where they apply the criteria to real life examples.
This lecture covers the basics of how to write an effective research question, and is paired with an activity featuring hands-on research question writing practice.
Effective Search Strategies
Before students start searching for sources, it is important to develop a strategy. This lecture and activity help students to identify keywords, generate synonyms, and combine their search terms using Boolean Operators to create an effective search strategy.
Live demonstration of database searching includes important tips for keeping track of search results, and how to filter to get to the most relevant results. An activity with hands-on practice helps students to get the most out of our OneSearch database.