Each Flipped Learning Module (FLM) is a set of short videos and online activities that can be used (in whole or in part) to free up class time from content delivery for greater student interaction. At the end of the module, students are asked to fill out a brief survey, in which we adopt the minute paper strategy. In this approach, students are asked to submit their response to two brief questions regarding their knowledge of the module.
In this FLM, students are asked to view three videos, covering the purpose of conducting research and the information resources available at Boston University Libraries.
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- What is Research & Information Literacy?
- Different Sources, Different Needs
- Resources from the BU LIbraries
Video 1: What is Research and Information Literacy?
Research & Information Literacy Online Activity 1
- What were you trying to learn?
- What did you do to find information?
- What was easy or difficult about the research?
- How did the research change your understanding of the topic?
- How did you use the results of your research?
Please write a brief paragraph responding to the questions above, and submit your response to your instructor.
Video 2: Different Sources, Different Needs
Research & Information Literacy Online Activity 2
- Newspaper article (Read just the first page): Treaster, Joseph B. and N.R. Kleinfield. “New Orleans is inundated as 2 levees fail; much of Gulf Coast is crippled; toll rises.” The New York Times, 31 Aug., 2005. p. 1.
- Trade magazine article: “Katrina Impacts Construction Now and in the Future.” PM Engineer, Oct. 2005, p. 14.
For the next three, read just the description in BU Libraries Search.
- Article from a communication journal: Durham, Frank. “Media Ritual in Catastrophic Time: The Populist Turn in Television Coverage of Hurricane Katrina.” Journalism, vol. 9, no. 1, 2008, pp. 95–116.
- Scholarly book: Levitt, Jeremy I., and Whitaker, Matthew C. Hurricane Katrina: America’s Unnatural Disaster. University of Nebraska Press, 2009.
- Article from a medical journal: Jacob, Julie. “As New Orleans Looks to the Future, Questions Remain on Hurricane Katrina’s Long-term Mental Health Effects.” JAMA, vol. 314, no. 9, 2015, pp. 863-865.
- What are some of the similarities and differences (time, format, topic, etc.) between these different sources of information on Hurricane Katrina?
- What are some different aspects of Hurricane Katrina that these different readings made you think about?
- How might you use one or more of these readings to do further research?
Video 3: Resources from the BU Libraries
Research & Information Literacy Survey
- What was the one most important thing you learned from this module?
- Do you have any unanswered questions for me?