In your Internet Source Assignment, your professor has written:
"As a university student in the internet age, some of the most important transferrable skills you will learn are critical thinking and evaluation of sources."
This guide will provide you with targeted resources to help with both your Internet Resource and your Wikipedia Project Assignments.
You will be introduced to the concepts of metaliteracy and metaliterate learner. In order to truly be literate in today's information-rich (information-overloaded is probably a better term), you need to be able to both consume and create information in a responsible, ethical way. Two quick videos are provided so you can become acquainted with the learning domains and roles important to metaliteracy. There is also a metaliteracy Evaluation "challenge," that will help you to reflect upon important elements for the assignments.
On the Wikipedia tab, you will find a few very short but also very helpful readings to prepare you for the Wikipedia Project Assignment. There is also a link to a very fun listen to Wikipedia editing site!
Via the Subject Resources tab (coming soon if not already here), you will find scholarly sources that will help you to determine the accuracy of other sources.
Metaliteracy helps you to think about and enhance your learning, while emphasizing your responsibilities as a producer and active consumer of information. Check out the two short videos listed to learn more.