From:                              Mika Nelson

Sent:                               Friday, August 21, 2009 12:03 PM

To:                                   Janice Thiel

Subject:                          Form Submission (Critical Thinking Activities & Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs))

 

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Critical Thinking Activities & Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs)

Thank you for submitting your Critical Thinking Activity/RLO idea. Please forward this message and attach any supplemental files (e.g., Handouts, PowerPoints, etc.) to Thiel.Janice@SPCollege.edu

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Title of Critical Thinking Activity/RLO:

Your Answer: Evaluating Resources for the Technical Research Report

*2.

Briefly describe or summarize the Activity/RLO:

Your Answer: This RLO provides quotes from various sources, along with information about the source, and students must ascertain whether or not the information/source is suitable for academic or research purposes. This activity exposes students to some of the various criteria that academic/scholarly resources should meet. Students will also have a better understanding of their aptitude for recognizing such criteria.

*3.

Subject Area(s) - Select all that apply:

Your Answer: Business Technologies, Library

*4.

What is(are) the Major Learning Outcome(s) addressed by this Activity/RLO (from course outline)?

Your Answer: LIS 1002 5.The student will demonstrate the ability to critically assess the value of resources for specific information needs and purposes. LIS 2004 4.The student will exhibit the ability to locate, evaluate and cite relevant research materials on the Internet.

*5.

What is(are) the Course Objective(s) addressed by this Activity/RLO (stated in performance terms)?

Your Answer: LIS 1002 5.The student will demonstrate the ability to critically assess the value of resources for specific information needs and purposes by: a.applying evaluation criteria to determine authority, accuracy, and overall appropriateness for purpose and audience. b.eliminating sources of lesser quality and relevance. LIS 2004 4.The student will exhibit the ability to locate, evaluate and cite relevant research materials on the Internet by: a.evaluating individual sites. b.analyzing search results.

*6.

Type of Activity/RLO - Select all that apply:

Your Answer: Individual

*7.

Time - How much time does it take to conduct this Activity/RLO?

Your Answer: Portion of One Class

*8.

List the materials that are necessary to conduct this Activity/RLO:

Your Answer: Computer; Internet Access

*9.

Instructions - Give detailed step-by-step instructions on how to conduct this Activity/RLO:

Your Answer: 1. Via the internet, navigate to the following site: http://www.wisc-online.com/objects/index_tj.asp?objID=TRG2703 (For accuracy, copy and paste the URL into the web address field of your browser); 2. Once you access the webpage, begin the activity by clicking on the "next" link, located towards the bottom-right of the activity screen; 3. Next, read the summary and instructions for the reusable learning object. Once you have thoroughly read the directions, begin the activity by clicking the "next" button. If for any reason you need to return the previous screen; click on the "back" button; 4. Then, read each quote thoroughly and pay careful attention to the source from which each quote is taken. Think critically about the information being provided and the source and determine if the citation/source information is acceptable or unacceptable. Click "Acceptable" or "Non-Acceptable to make your determination. 5. Finally, read the feedback regarding your selection. This is probably the most important step, as you will learn the reasons why your choice is or is not the best answer for that particular source. The activity/RLO will alert you when you have completed the exercise.

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List Additional Resources, for example: Web address/URL, Handouts, PowerPoint, etc. Copy/Paste URLs here. Later, when you receive your confirmation message, forward any supplemental files to the QEP Director.

Your Answer: http://www.wisc-online.com/objects/index_tj.asp?objID=TRG2703

*11.

SPC established as its definition of critical thinking: The active and systemic process of communication, problem solving, evaluation, analysis, synthesis, and reflection, both individually and in community, to foster understanding, support sound decision-making, and guide action.

 

Which aspect(s) of critical thinking does this Activity/RLO address? - Select all that apply:

Your Answer: Evaluation

*12.

How will this improve our students’ ability to think critically?

Your Answer: This activity/RLO requires students to think critically about source information and it tests their ability to evaluate sources and determine their suitability for academic or research purposes.

*13.

Have you consulted the Activity/RLO Guidelines?

Your Answer: Yes

·         Email:Nelson.Mika@SPCollege.edu

If you have any questions or comments about this form, please contact Janice Thiel at Thiel.Janice@SPCollege.edu or call (727) 341-3110