Managing information

Image By D Sharon Pruitt/ Pink Sherbet Photography from USA [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Since we are nearing a holiday that celebrates abundance, how do we manage (overly) plentiful information?  This week let’s explore this question. Zastrow (2014) offers a useful overview of personal information management with plentiful resources.  One of those Read More…

More on evaluating multiple sources

Image By Martorell (Self-published work by Martorell) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/), CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0) or LGPL (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons Last week I touched upon the idea of cross-checking sources.  What happens, though, when sources conflict with one another? Bråten, Braasch, Strømsø, and Ferguson (2015) looked at this question.  They had students read six Read More…

CTEL Now on Glickman 2nd Floor

What is CTEL? CTEL supports faculty, departments, and programs interested in innovation and effective practice in technology-enhanced learning environments, whether that be face-to-face, hybrid, or online learning. CTEL also provides academic advising support for students in fully online programs. The CTEL team offers a variety of services: CTEL Workshop Series – CTEL workshops focus on Read More…

Web evaluation checklists

Meola (2004) critiques an over reliance on checklists as web evaluation tools.  Nonetheless two checklists merit attention. The first is from the Kaiser Family Foundation (2003): the second is from John McManus (2013).  The lists apply not only to web resources, but to any sources.  In this way they avoid villainizing web resources simply due Read More…