Participants in 2002
- Greg Buchanan worked on incorporating information literacy into his FYI and other courses, especially his interdisciplinary Human Sexual Identity course. In this class, students learned how anthropologists, biologists, feminists, and psychologists approach issues such as gender identity, sexual orientation, and the double standard. They reviewed methodologies, and then retrieved and evaluated sources which represented one of the approaches. Students were assigned to a topical "expert jigsaw" group in which each member of the group acted as an expert in one of the methodologies.
- Alexis Grosofsky developed a "psychology in the news" assignment in which students find a newspaper story and generate questions. News stories would be linked to an area of psychology, for example social, clinical, developmental, or experimental psychology. After a library session on searching, they would find sources that might answer the questions they've generated. They'd categorize sources as scholarly, news, popular, or sensational, evaluate the quality of each source, and prepare a bibliography.
- Ellen Joyce wanted to help students shape excellent bibliographies and use technology in her medieval history courses. She collaborated with Arno Damerow in ITS to set up course web pages which would provide a means of class communication and guide students to quality primary sources on the web. See the web pages for Writing and Speaking in Medieval European Communities and examples of web pages created by students in the History Workshop on "Discovering the Western Past."
- Rob LaFleur considered ways to connect students to library and internet sources for historical research while studying in Asia.
- Linda Sturtz addressed the issues of how to get students to ask questions and explore potential topics for historical research. Using the Valley of the Shadow web site of primary sources from two communities in the American Civil War, she introduced students to a variety of historical documents. Students explored the Valley of the Shadow site, considered how "rooms" of the virtual library were organized, dipped into sources which looked useful, and listed three general potential research topics.
- Larry White prepared a guide to resources for students who study abroad. He addressed three questions: How can students use Internet resources to better prepare themselves for living and studying abroad; what can students do to prepare themselves in advance to conduct research while abroad; and how can program directors help students access research materials while abroad.