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Credo & Information Competency

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How can Information Literacy – Core enhance instruction in your classes?

Information Literacy – Core gives you a “low lift” option to start incorporating IL instruction in your classes and assignments. If your class already focuses on IL, Information Literacy – Core complements what you’re doing through its 100-plus videos, tutorials, and assessments. Information Literacy – Core helps you increase instructional time by shifting lecturebased instruction to homework, allowing for hands-on, high-impact learning when students come to class.

Scaffolded throughout your course

Are you concerned about having enough time to cover your course’s content and incorporate research instruction into your syllabus?

  • Use multimedia to flip information literacy instruction throughout several weeks of your course. Students can go through multimedia on their own time to learn basic concepts and practice research skills.
  • Reinforce IL concepts through the research assignments you plan to give as part of your syllabus— annotated bibliographies, research papers, etc. Relevant multimedia can be shared with students at each step of a major research project.
  • Benefit: Students can benefit from information literacy instruction without a significant impact on your syllabus.

Catching Students Up

Do some of your students (transfer students, non-traditional students, at risk students) need a refresher or additional help with how to do research? •

  • Use multimedia as a remedial tool for students who need to review basic information literacy skills. By making materials available online, you can give students help they need without significantly impacting your course syllabus.
  • Benefit: Students who need additional help can catch up privately and benefit from information literacy instruction without a significant impact on your syllabus.

Credo Modules and Content

Credo modules include tutorials, videos, and quizzes outlining the research process, academic honesty, and using data. You can access the content with Canvas integration options on the left side of the guide's navigation.

Content Listing (as of April 2021)

Citations and Academic Integrity

  • Video: Turabian Citation Style
  • Video: Plagiarism
  • Video: MLA 8th Edition Citation Style
  • Video: MLA 7th Edition Citation Style
  • Video: Harvard Citation Style
  • Video: Copyright
  • Video: Chicago Style 17th ed. Websites and Social Media
  • Video: Chicago Style 17th ed. Journals
  • Video: Chicago Style 17th ed. Books and ebooks
  • Video: APA Citation Style
  • Video: Academic Integrity
  • Tutorial: Why Citations Matter
  • Tutorial: MLA 8th Edition Citation Style
  • Tutorial: APA Citations
  • Quiz: Turabian Citations
  • Quiz: MLA Citations
  • Quiz: APA Citations
  • Quiz: Academic Integrity
  • Tutorial: APA 7th Edition 
  • Quiz: Chicago Style
  • Video: Turabian Citation Style 9th Edition 
  • Quiz: Turabian Citation Style 9th Edition 
  • Video: Introduction to Cultural Issues

Culture and Citizenship

  • Video: Introduction to Civic Engagement
  • Video: Introduction to Civic Action 
  • Video: Global Citizenship
  • Quiz: Culture and Citizenship

Evaluating Information

  • Quiz: Misinformation 
  • Video: What is Authority?
  • Video: Types of Bias
  • Video: News Evaluation Strategies
  • Video: Introduction to Bias
  • Video: Identifying Misinformation
  • Video: Evaluating Sources
  • Tutorial: News v. Opinion Journalism 
  • Tutorial: Lateral Reading
  • Tutorial: Evaluating Information
  • Quiz: Evaluating Information
  • Quiz: Bias

Getting Started with Research

  • Video: Thesis Statements
  • Video: The Research Process Part 2 (In-Depth Research, Outlining, and Writing)
  • Video: The Research Process Part 1 (Pre-Search)
  • Video: Life in the Information Age
  • Video: How to Narrow Your Topic
  • Video: Framing a Problem
  • Video: Creating a Research Plan
  • Video: Beginning Research with Wikipedia/Google Part 2 (Transitioning from Google/Wikipedia to Databases)
  • Video: Beginning Research with Wikipedia/Google Part 1 (Getting Started with Wikipedia/Google)
  • Tutorial: Why Information Literacy Matters
  • Tutorial: Scholarship as Conversation
  • Tutorial: Research for Persuasive Writing
  • Tutorial: Developing a Research Focus
  • Tutorial: Background Research Tips
  • Quiz: Thesis Statements
  • Quiz: The Research Process
  • Quiz: Research Strategies

Presenting Research and Data

  • Video: Writing Help
  • Video: Understanding the Communication Need
  • Video: Synthesizing Information
  • Video: Preparing for a Presentation
  • Video: Anatomy of a Research Paper
  • Video: Academic Writing
  • Tutorial: Synthesizing Information
  • Tutorial: Paraphrasing, Quoting, and Summarizing
  • Tutorial: Digital Privacy 
  • Tutorial: Annotated Bibliography
  • Quiz: Writing and Communication
  • Quiz: Synthesizing Information
  • Quiz: Anatomy of a Research Paper
  • Tutorial: Synthesizing Information

Searching for Information

  • Video: Searching as Exploration Part 1 (The Searching Mindset)
  • Video: Searching as Exploration Part 1 (Exploration Strategies)
  • Video: Refining Search Results
  • Video: Choosing a Database
  • Tutorial: Search Techniques, Part 2
  • Tutorial: Search Techniques, Part 1
  • Tutorial: Choosing and Using Keywords
  • Quiz: Search Techniques
  • Quiz: Choosing and Using Keywords
  • Quiz: Choosing a Database

Sources of Information

  • Video: Types of Sources
  • Video: Tertiary Sources
  • Video: Secondary Sources
  • Video: Primary Sources
  • Video: Primary and Secondary Research
  • Video: Peer Review
  • Video: How to Read Scholarly Materials
  • Video: Data, Information, and Knowledge
  • Tutorial: Source Types
  • Tutorial: Selecting Appropriate Digital Sources
  • Tutorial: Information has value
  • Tutorial: How to Read Scholarly Materials
  • Quiz: Types of Sources
  • Quiz: Primary and Secondary Sources
  • Quiz: Peer Review

Critical Thinking and Logic

  • Video: Inquiry
  • Video: Evidence Based Reasoning
  • Tutorial: Why Thinking Matters 
  • Tutorial: Introduction to Logical Reasoning 
  • Tutorial: Analyzing Information 

Visual and Quantitative Literacy

  • Video: Using Quantitative Data
  • Video: Searching for Images
  • Video: Interpreting Images
  • Video: Evaluating Statistics
  • Quiz: Visual Literacy
  • Quiz: Quantitative Reasoning
  • Tutorial: Why Does Visual Literacy Matter?

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