By: Barbara Barney Nelson, PhD and Scarlet Clouse in Effective Teaching Strategies Breathes there a professor of any subject with soul so dead who never to himself hath said, “Today’s undergraduates are hopeless at research!” (apologies to Sir Walter Scott). It is easy to blame high schools or freshman English classes, but that doesn’t fix our problem. Better Research Basics, One Sentence at a Time
A one-sentence overview of the poster concept A large-format poster is a document that can communicate your research at a conference, and is composed of a short title, an introduction to your burning question, an overview of your novel approach, your amazing results in graphical form, some insightful discussion of aforementioned results, a listing of previously published articles that are important to your research, and some brief acknowledgement of the tremendous assistance and financial support conned from others — if all text is kept to a minimum, a person could fully read your poster in under 5 minutes (really).
The Poster sessions Pool
by Mobify On Friday, UCSB held its fifth annual Research Slam. When the event originally launched in 2008, we billed it as an "Experimental Research Event." Well, five successful years later and I'm not sure that label is accurate anymore, although at the discussion at the end of the day we did start thinking about new directions we could take it. I've posted about the Research Slam before, but have never really gone in-depth about the format on HASTAC or any other blog.
Beyond Googling: Structuring Inquiry
Extreme Searching: Multi-Modal Media Research Leah Shafer and Lisa Patti, Media and Society Program, Hobart and William Smith Colleges This assignment sequence introduces students to effective research methods through a series of engaging, interactive, and collaborative tasks that lead to the development of a multi-modal research dossier and a media project. I. Introduction This assignment sequence was developed for a 100-level introduction to media studies course, taught primarily to first- and second-year students at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, a small liberal arts college.
As an author, journalist and former college professor, I am fascinated by the widespread implementation of education technology. The Importance of Source Evaluation and Content Credibility Skills for Today’s Students
Better Research Basics, One Sentence at a Time
University | Thompson Writing Program: Working with Sources Evaluating Sources Evaluating Sources of Information (Purdue): All sources aren't created equal. Purdue's Online Writing Lab offers these valuable tips for evaluating the sources and informational content you encounter.
Update: 'Google Search Education' Google’s search engine is a powerful and impressive tool for locating information online.
Freshman Composition Is Not Teaching Key Skills in Analysis, Researchers Argue - Faculty March 21, 2012
My students are in a research lull. Using social media for student research, part 1: setting up
Using social media for student research, part 2: practices and habits of mind New Media Research, via Byrion Smith, http://www.flickr.com/photos/byrion/2971014479/ In an earlier post , I discussed how to get students set up to do research using social media.
Begin the entry in the works-cited list with the author’s real name and, in parentheses, user name, if both are known and they differ.
Applying critical thinking skills through web research can help students: