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Friday, November 1 • 10:10am - 11:00am
Off the Web and into the Fishing Hole: Simulating the Iterative Search Process through Active Learning

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Frustrated that student research starts and ends with a simple web search? What if you could flip the students’ habitual process of fishing the Internet for sources before they even know what information they need? The presenters created a group instructional activity designed to get students generating questions and then evaluating sources to match their questions. The activity simulates the iterative research process and introduces the students to the concept of identifying “exploratory” and “lookup” questions.
Session attendees will have the chance to work through an abbreviated version of the activity and hear about the presenters’ experiences developing the activity, observing classes doing the activity, and some preliminary assessment of student learning.


Carmen Orth-Alfie

Business Librarian, University of Kansas Libraries

Natalie Mahan

Undergraduate Learning Specialist, University of Kansas

Friday November 1, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am CDT
J.W. Student Union, Tower View (3rd Floor)